From the very beginning IIT Hyderabad has emphasized research and development. Today, R&D has become a culture among the faculty and students of IITH. This culture is evident by the fact that IITH has nearly 25 sponsored R&D projects ranging from 18 lakhs to 18 crores; and these include several international projects. In short, this is the spirit of IITH; and it all began when the first faculty joined in August 2009. There are several innovations hub in the offing at IITH; some of these are Cyber Physical Systems, X-Materials, Nano Technology, Scientific Computing, and Sensor Technology.