The rich history and the rapid economic growth witnessed by the city of Hyderabad in Telangana has created a vibrant ecosystem entailing a pool of industries, industrial parks, incubation & innovation centers, R&D institutions, health care institutions and much more. Telangana is also home to over 800 life sciences companies with a combined value of US$ 50 bn spread across multiple segments.
Hyderabad is a hub to many educational institutes such as the Hyderabad Central University, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), IIT-Hyderabad, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), and the oldest among all the Osmania University. Together these institutes produce a large number of undergraduate, post graduate and research scholars in areas of chemical sciences and biological sciences, thereby forming a lifeline for pharma and biotech industry. Department of Chemistry at the Osmania University was established 100 years ago (from 1917-2017) is the oldest chemistry-teaching institute in Hyderabad. The School of Chemistry at the University of Hyderabad is a dynamic centre at the frontiers of chemical sciences. The TIFR Center for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad, spans all areas of chemistry which include synthesis of new inorganic and organic molecules, electrocatalysis, bio-molecular structure determination, optical spectroscopy and technology development. The JNTU Centre for Chemical Sciences and Technology, Hyderabad, aims to start the collaborative research with industry, R&D and other premier institutes.
National research institutes such as the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and other institutes provide the much required knowledge and research ambience to see that these companies get the best minds at the fastest pace.
As Dr Reddy’s, Aurobindo, Natco Pharma, Suven Life Sciences and Zenotech Labs in their journey of drug discovery and innovative research programmes were supported by the presence of research institutes such as the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, a top research centre in chemistry and drugs, the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting Technology (CDFT), University of Osmania, University of Hyderabad and Indian Institute of Life Sciences. Together, these institutes have provided solid support in putting Hyderabad on the global Life Sciences map.
Hyderabad has been a strong defence manufacturing hub with over a dozen major DRDO labs and defence PSU establishments besides over 25 large private companies and over 1,000 MSMEs. Among strategic Indian players, TATA group currently runs over 90 per cent of its aerospace manufacturing from Hyderabad. Adani Group and Kalyani Group also established various projects. The State has five dedicated aerospace parks in Hyderabad and 50 general engineering parks.