Hyderabad: Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH), an initiative of the Government of Telangana, a Science and Technology Cluster under the Office of the PSA, unveiled its new logo across its website and social media channels.
Speaking about why RICH felt it was time to refresh its logo, Rashmi Pimpale, CEO, Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad, said, “Over the years, RICH has grown as an organisation. While our mandate and our role as a collaborative platform for the S&T (Science and Technology) ecosystem in Telangana remain the same, our work, our community, and our programmes have evolved. So, we felt that it was time we updated how we are perceived. The new logo reflects ‘collaboration’ which is at the core of our identity. It says that by bringing people together, RICH facilitates growth, innovation, progress, and development, not just in the sectors we work with, but also for society as a whole. The logo is a celebration of the vibrant, contemporary, and progressive spirit of RICH. And in essence, it stands for the encouragement of new ideas and new ways of thinking to tackle old and new challenges.”
Months in the making, this new logo was crafted to be simple and sleek while also encompassing all that RICH stands for. At its core, it emphasises the fact that it is crucial for stakeholders with diverse strengths to work together to realise the full potential of science and technology to solve societal challenges. It is also important to encourage and support the potential and interest of diverse groups of people—with diversity not only in terms of areas of expertise but in terms of gender, religion, capabilities, educational backgrounds, and economic backgrounds—to contribute to bridging the gaps in regional and national development.
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Further elaborating upon the new logo’s significance, Rashmi Pimpale added, “This logo symbolises the power of our mandate to strengthen the innovation–entrepreneurship–investment ecosystem which is key to driving socio-economic transformation in Telangana and India. We transition to our new logo in the new year with a renewed spirit of scientific and technological advancement, so that the benefits of science and innovation can be multiplied and put towards the betterment of society.”
With a new look highlighting community, unity, diversity, and innovation for societal progress, Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH) continues on the path towards a prosperous future.
Launched in 2017 by the Government of Telangana, RICH aims to solve complex local and national challenges by facilitating collaborative networks between diverse stakeholders in the research and innovation space. RICH operates in three major sectors: Food and Agriculture, Lifesciences, and Sustainability. It is the nodal agency for the Hyderabad Science and Technology cluster, an initiative spearheaded by the Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India. As part of this initiative, RICH has initiated multidisciplinary projects in the areas of agriculture, nutrition, health, and waste management.