About The Program

T-Hub presents Smart City Arcade, a market access program for Smart City startups seeking to scaleup by exploring new strategic partnerships. It is imperative for startups to find the right corporate partners who could license, buy-out their products or on-board them as vendors. Smart City Arcade comes in to open up a multitude of opportunities to expand the market. It will bring together corporates looking to speed date with startups in Smart City space and explore possible partnerships.

This is the time for you to pitch your innovative ideas, present new technologies, or propose new business models to corporates envisioning to revolutionise the Smart City space. Yay to partner? Apply now!

Focus areas

Smart Transportation

Intelligent Housing

Smart Digital Infrastructure

Sustainable Ecosystem

Accessibility & Inclusivity

What's in it for you?


  • Pitching to corporates
  • Speed scaling up opportunities with corporates
  • Meet and Greet session with corporates


  • External innovation & disruption
  • Exploring innovative products through startups and possible co-creation opportunities
  • Deal Flow



12th April 2019

Call for applications

21st April 2019

Applications submission deadline

22nd April 2019

Invitations to selected start-ups

25th April 2019

Smart City ARCADE

About T-Hub

T-Hub is India's fastest-growing startup engine catalyzing Innovation, Scale and Deal flow. T-Hub is a unique public/private partnership between the government of Telangana, three of India’s premier academic institutes (IIIT-H , ISB and NALSAR) and key private sector leaders. T-Hub aims to forge many such partnerships with governments and corporates across the world to setup T-Bridge centres, strengthening trade relations and attracting investment into the state of Telangana. 

T-Hub is one of the largest startup ecosystem builders in India, with over 2000 startups in its database clustered into various stages of growth across sectors of specialization - a model of community development that is unique to Hyderabad. Such a unique model enables investors and corporates to plan programs and capacity building initiatives in a targeted and organized manner. T-Hub is also the only model where the government is working intensely with the investor and the partner to fuel innovation and facilitate enterprise.

For more information, visit: www.t-hub.co


The National Institution for Transforming India, also called NITI Aayog, was formed via a resolution of the Union Cabinet on January 1, 2015. NITI Aayog is the premier policy ‘Think Tank’ of the Government of India, providing both directional and policy inputs. While designing strategic and long term policies and programmes for the Government of India, NITI Aayog also provides relevant technical advice to the Centre and States.

The Government of India, in keeping with its reform agenda, constituted the NITI Aayog to replace the Planning Commission instituted in 1950. This was done in order to better serve the needs and aspirations of the people of India. An important evolutionary change from the past, NITI Aayog acts as the quintessential platform of the Government of India to bring States to act together in national interest, and thereby fosters Cooperative Federalism.

At the core of NITI Aayog’s creation are two hubs – Team India Hub and the Knowledge and Innovation Hub. The Team India Hub leads the engagement of states with the Central government, while the Knowledge and Innovation Hub builds NITI’s think-tank capabilities. These hubs reflect the two key tasks of the Aayog.

NITI Aayog is also developing itself as a State of the Art Resource Centre, with the necessary resources, knowledge and skills, that will enable it to act with speed, promote research and innovation, provide strategic policy vision for the government, and deal with contingent issues.

For more information, visit: www.niti.gov.in


Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) including Self-Employment and Talent Utilization (SETU) is Government of India’s endeavour to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Its objective is to serve as a platform for promotion of world-class Innovation Hubs, Grand Challenges, Start-up businesses and other self-employment activities, particularly in technology driven areas.

The Atal Innovation Mission shall have two core functions:
Entrepreneurship promotion through Self-Employment and Talent Utilization, wherein innovators would be supported and mentored to become successful entrepreneurs.
Innovation promotion: to provide a platform where innovative ideas are generated.

For more information, visit: www.niti.gov.in

For more Information on Smart City Mission, visit: www.smartcities.gov.in