IT HUB OF SOUTH INDIA
As of 2010, the city manufactured one third of India’s bulk drugs and 16% of biotechnology products, contributing to its reputation as “India’s pharmaceutical capital” and the “Genome Valley of India”. Hyderabad is a global centre of information technology, for which it is known as Cyberabad (Cyber City).As of 2013, it contributed 15% of India’s exports in IT and ITES sectors and 22% of NASSCOM’s (premier organisation that represents and sets the tone for public policy for the Indian software industry) total membership is from the city. The development of HITEC City, a township with extensive technological infrastructure, prompted multinational companies to establish facilities in Hyderabad.
The city is home to more than 1300 IT and ITES firms, including global conglomerates such as Microsoft (operating its largest R&D campus outside the US), Google, IBM, Yahoo!, Dell, Facebook, and major Indian firms including Tech Mahindra, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Wipro.
The city and its suburbs contain the highest number of special economic zones of any Indian city.
There are major opportunities for Dutch companies in India, especially in agriculture and horticulture, water, health care and sports infrastructure.