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Karnataka Govt Set To Celebrate 25 Years Of Innovation & Technology With Bengaluru Tech Summit 2022

SUMMARY

The Karnataka government is holding the 25th edition of the Bengaluru Tech Summit between November 16-18 at Bangalore Palace

BTS 2022 will bring global technology leaders, founders and technology heads, prominent government officials, academia, and other industry stalwarts together under the same roof to interact, engage and collaborate

The theme for this year’s summit is ‘Tech4NexGen’ and will focus on disruptive technologies like AI, deeptech, spacetech and more

The Indian startup ecosystem’s growth trajectory is a testament to the country’s preparedness to embrace tech innovation in all spheres of life. India has joined the leagues of top-rung players such as the US and China and is currently home to the world’s third-largest startup ecosystem.

Metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad are leading the techade, emerging as the country’s top startup hubs. It is Bengaluru, however, that takes the crown. According to an Inc42 report, the city accounts for 40 unicorns, 44 soonicorns, and more than 4K registered startups. In fact, decacorns (startups with a valuation above $10 Bn) such as BYJU’S, Swiggy and Flipkart, all find their genesis in Bengaluru. 

The Karnataka government has proactively encouraged innovation by creating a flourishing business environment, investing in human capital, and much more. 

Since 1998, the Karnataka government has been holding the Bengaluru Tech Summit (previously known as Bangalore IT.com) to encourage and celebrate entrepreneurship in the state and offer a forum for discussion to established businesses, budding entrepreneurs, researchers, and other stakeholders in the startup ecosystem.

After a gap of two years (the last two editions of the summit were held virtually), Bengaluru Tech Summit (BTS) will be back in physical format and promises to be Asia’s largest tech event. 

Organised by the state’s Department of Electronics, IT, Biotechnology and Science & Technology and co-hosted by the Software Technology Park of India (STPI), the three-day event will be held between November 16-18, 2022 at Bangalore Palace, Bengaluru. 

2022 also marks the silver jubilee edition of BTS, which will bring together global technology leaders, founders and technology heads, prominent government officials, academia, and other industry stalwarts under the same roof. 

BTS 2022 will offer startups across stages a platform to share their vision for the future and display disruptive technologies in deeptech, biotech and other future-defining sectors.

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Celebrating BTS Silver Jubilee With The Theme ‘Tech4NexGen’

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In the past, the Karnataka government’s flagship event has seen the presence of several high-profile dignitaries. The 24th edition of BTS was virtually inaugurated by then Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the inaugural speech at BTS 2020 via video-conferencing. 

Over the years, the event has seen participation from heads of Fortune 500 companies, Nobel laureates, leaders of the World Economic Forum, and tech evangelists from all over the world.

This year, the Karnataka government aims to take things a notch higher to add more value for its attendees. 

Here’s what you can expect from BTS 2022:

Insightful Sessions With Prolific Speakers: The event will feature more than 350 speakers across sectors, countries and continents, delving into the opportunities and challenges for India’s tech ecosystem. 

Join the likes of Emmanuelle Charpentier, Nobel Laureate for CRISPR technology; Ajay K Sood, principal scientific advisor to the Government of India and Mohandas Pai, chairman of Aarin Capital. 

Conferences & Themes: The summit will feature  five parallel tracks covering a range of insightful topics such as AI, cloud computing, 5G, hybrid cloud, fintech, mobility, spacetech, edge computing, biopharma, bioenergy, genomics, gene editing, genomic medicine, big data in drug discovery, bioinvesting and more. 

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Attendees will have an opportunity to interact with an eminent list of speakers and learn the basics of building a successful startup. The tracks will even cover themes like the future of digital public goods, women in tech, social entrepreneurship, and more.

The BTS Exhibition: Over 330 startups will showcase their technologies across diverse sectors like healthtech, agritech, edtech, rural technologies and more. The exhibition is intended to be the largest of its kind in the country and aims to offer participating startups an opportunity to connect, collaborate, market their solutions, and display their technologies to gain exposure among 50K visitors. 

Global Innovation Alliance: Technology and diplomatic heads from 17 countries will be attending the three-day event. Partner countries such as France, Australia, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Germany, the UK and Switzerland will be conducting sessions during the summit. The ministerial delegations will also hold several B2B and G2G meetings and explore new avenues for collaboration.  

Other Key Highlights: After its successful first virtual edition in 2021, the India US Tech Conclave 2.0 will be held in physical format for the first time. The aim of the conclave is to nurture dialogue between the two largest democracies of the world and seek strategic collaborations in domains like IT, deeptech and other emerging technologies.

Besides, the summit will feature a ‘Lab2Market’ display of India’s premier R&D institutes, technology quizzes and more. 

Who Should Attend

The summit is for all stakeholders in sectors like IT, electronics and biotechnology, startup founders, entrepreneurs, tech professionals, academia and researchers, tech enthusiasts, and young professionals exploring disruptive technologies to impact people’s lives.

BTS 2022 is a one-stop destination for all things tech and will offer a lucrative opportunity to attendees to interact, engage, network and collaborate for mutual benefit.

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