The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) Innovation Platform for Renewable Energy will be conducted jointly by T-Hub and Kestone Integrated Marketing Services (KIMS).

The Innovation platform will extend support and mentoring to 30 Government Institutions across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

About 1,800 Students in the selected Government Institutions will be taken through a rigorous Conceptual Research Experience Program and will be mentored on the finer points of Research and Innovation in the field of Renewable Energy.

Dedicated Research mentors will mentor student research teams towards innovations in Renewable Energy ranging from Solar Energy and Wind Energy to Geothermal Energy, alternative bio fuels and many more.

The platform will help these 1800 young college innovators to work on 600 ideas focused on renewable energy. Out of these, 30 projects will be selected for advanced mentoring. Finally, top 3 projects will be selected for further mentoring at T-Hub.

The best Research teams will be felicitated at T-Hub in an exclusive event and will get an exclusive opportunity to develop their innovations into startups

Challenge areas

Solar Power Generation
Wind Energy
Geothermal Energy
Biomass Energy

Key Outcomes


Journal Publication

Concept Papers


Enhanced employability


For Institutions

  • Creating an Innovation culture
  • Better student Outcomes
  • Pride & Recognition
  • Success Stories
  • Improved quality of education

For Teachers

  • Incentives
  • Facilitators to Innovation
  • Professional Growth

For Students

  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Analytical and Reasoning Skills
  • Exploring new technologies
  • Career Growth


1st March 2018 - 15th November 2018

Selection of Institutes

1st April 2018 - 15th May 2019

Selection of Students

15th - 31st May 2019

Innovation Bootcamp (Online)

1st July 2018 - 31st July 2019

Concept Paper Writing / Research Paper Preparation / Prototype Development


Showcase Event & Grand Finale @T-Hub

Government Institutions across Telangana & Andhra Pradesh are eligible to Apply!

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Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC) is a public Infrastructure Finance Company in India’s power sector. The company finances and promotes rural electrification projects across India. The company provides loans to Central/ State Sector Power Utilities, State Electricity Boards, Rural Electric Cooperatives, NGOs and Private Power Developers.

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Kestone is a marketing services and management consulting company, headquartered at New Delhi, India. Kestone also has presence in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Singapore. Kestone has six service verticals which operate as independent business units often collaborating with each other.

Kestone Integrated Marketing Service Private Limited is a subsidiary of CL Educate with CL Educate owning hundred percent stake in Kestone

"Kestone Management Services is privileged to partner with the Rural Electrification Corporation and T-Hub on this “green” initiative to ignite the spark of innovation and sustainability in young minds. This unique innovation Incubation program for the undergraduate students of Telangana will harness the life skills of creative and critical thinking, collaboration and communication enabling conscious efforts to reduce carbon footprints by our global citizens of tomorrow."
Nikhil Mahajan, Executive Director & Group CEO at CL Educate Limited

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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 centers, strengthening trade relations and attracting investment into the state of Telangana.

T-Hub is one of the largest Start-up ecosystem builders in India, with over 2000 start-ups in its database clustered into various stages of growth across 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.

“There are a lot of bright, untapped ideas that can build smart and clean cities. We are targeting to empower student innovators in the field of renewable energy, to meet India’s commitment towards the Paris Climate Agreement. This program will bolster the research and development in the clean energy sector and help in addressing the climate change."
Jay Krishnan, CEO, T-Hub

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