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Foxconn Chairman Liu dedicates T-Works, India’s largest Hardware Prototyping Centre, in Hyderabad

A guided tour of the facility was given to the attendees showcasing state-of-the-art equipment, tools, prototypes and products made using different machinery at T-Works.

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Hyderabad:Foxconn Chairman and CEO Young Liu along with Telangana Industries and IT Minister KT Rama Rao (KTR) on Thursday inaugurated T-Works, a state of the art prototyping facility that would accelerate India’s journey towards becoming a leader in product innovation.

The 78,000 sq ft building was unveiled in its own unique way via a spectacular curtain drop (called a kabuki drop), the first time ever in history.
The inaugural event was attended by more than 1000 people including CEOs and founders of the major companies, entrepreneurs, artists and hobbyists from across the world.

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A guided tour of the facility was given to the attendees showcasing state-of-the-art equipment, tools, prototypes and products made using different machinery at T-Works.

The laser show and live performance by Motherjane added to the excitement of the inaugural.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr KTR said “Today, we are proud to dedicate T-Works to our state and nation. T-Works has developed significant products including the ventilator, electric vehicles, and agricultural innovation in collaboration with rural innovators using the state-of-the-art equipment. This is a testament to the kind of product innovation and design thinking that is bound to happen at this world class facility.”

“With India’s software prowess and Taiwan’s Hardware expertise, we can lead an industrial revolution and enable youngsters to come out with world class products,” the Minister added.

He also honored Mr. Young Liu for his presence at the event and talked about the long term association with Focxonn in future.

Mr Young Liu said “T-Works, an initiative of the Government of Telangana, as a concept is incredible.. I am impressed by the speed with which this world class facility has been built. I am amazed by the kind of development that has happened in Telangana in the last 7 years.”

Mr KTR said Phase 1 of the 78,000 square foot facility is located in a 4.79-acre campus providing over 200 industry-grade tools worth 11.5 crore. This is expected to grow by 10 times over the next 12 months.

He emphasized the essence of collaboration, the Chairman of Foxconn committed to partner with T-Works by donating an SMT (Surface Mount Technology) line, used for assembling high-end electronics circuit boards.

T-Works CEO Sujai Karmapur, while addressing the attendees, said “ T-Works today comes with equipment worth 11.5 crores (1.3M USD), which shall become 110 crore (13M USD) by end of the year. We are open to anyone and everyone who wants to make and innovate. Innovators can come from anywhere, from startups, from MSME, from large corporations, schools, colleges, rural India.”

In his address, Telangana Principal Secretary (IT) Jayesh Ranjan, said over 300 users from startups and corporates have built at T-Works including mainstream products. We believe that design, prototyping are the essential ingredients for building a successful manufacturing capability, and we are proud to support our startups in achieving this goal.”

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