Hyderabad: India's largest makerspace, a prototyping and design centre, will come up here next year and will have equipment worth over $20 million, Telangana's Industry Minister KT Rama Rao announced here on Tuesday.
IT Minister K T Rama Rao at the 17Th India Design Summit in Hyderabad on Tuesday
"T-Works will be up and running around this time next year," the Minister said, while addressing India Design Summit organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry, adding anybody could use freely available tools -- software, test and measurement equipment -- to build any product. "T-Works will allow anyone young or old school student, graduate or retired professor, man or woman to collaborate with other intelligent individuals and converge their designs on paper or PC and convert it into working prototype," said Rama Rao, son of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Open to all Indians, the facility will have CNC machines, cutting machines of all kinds, welding and carpentry tools, PCB assembly machines, and 3D printers of all ranges.
"This I believe is going to change the way we do business especially with respect to design and hardware space in India," he said. The Minister said T-Works will help in making products in domains like mechanical, electro mechanic, electronics and semiconductor spaces.
It will also help in making products in automobiles, IoT, avionics, drones, med devices, medical instruments, defence equipment, consumer electronics, telecom products, mobile devices, gadgets and sensors.
"T-Works will become one of cornerstones and essential hub in the wheel in heralding a new wave of entrepreneurs, makers, tinkerers and designers of all kinds, aesthetic, textile, fashion, lifestyle, mechanical and technological," he added.