Beyond Bengaluru

Beyond Bengaluru is an initiative by the Government of Karnataka to promote emerging technology clusters in Tier II & III cities across the State. This is supported by strategic policy interventions and by creating a dynamic ecosystem with sharp focus on infrastructure development, Increasing the Talent availability and better market access. This should lead to Increasing the Demand from IT/GCC/ESDM to spread these clusters.

Thus, as a run-up to the Bengaluru Tech Summit, the Beyond Bengaluru programmes will be held in Mysore, Mangalore and Hubbali between September and October 2021. The programme in each city will be a hybrid, one day conference- with industry leaders, policy makers, R&D community and Startups coming together to share their stories and ignite the next wave of development.

Beyond Bengaluru 2021 Destinations
Mysore | Mangalore | Hubbali

India US Tech Conclave

India and the United States of America, the two largest democracies of the world are closely engaged in the wide spectrum of trade & industry. Indian diaspora in the USA has emerged as a major community contributing to the overall economic development of the country. India-US Conclave is aimed at deepening & expanding the collaboration between India & US Tech Companies and Innovation Clusters.

India US East Coast Conclave & India US West Coast Conclave @BTS will bring leaders from key industry verticals to discuss potential opportunities in increasing collaboration & investments and address policy and regulatory issues to improve ease of doing business between the two countries.

With an emphasis on connecting the U.S. thought leaders and businesses to their India counterparts, we plan three events focused on life science, IT and networking technology, and the start-up ecosystem – to promote and reimage the Strategic U.S.-India technology partnership.

Engagement Schedule for India US Tech Conclave

  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2

BTS 2021 India US Tech Conclave Speakers

  • Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayan
    Hon'ble Minister for Electronics, IT & Bt, Science and Technology, Higher Education, Skill development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood.

  • Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy, IAS
    Additional Chief Secretary to Government Department of Electronics, Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology , Government of Karnataka

  • Judith Ravin
    U.S. Consul General, Chennai, U.S. Consulate, Chennai

  • Nisha Biswal
    President, USIBC & Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. India Business Council

  • Day Veerlapatti
    President and CEO, S2Tech

  • Arya Barirani
    Chief Marketing Officer, GlobalLogic

  • Biplab Adhya
    Managing Partner, Wipro Ventures

  • Jubal Harpster
    Vice President- Geospatial, Cyient

  • Sharad Goswami
    Senior Director , Pfizer Limited

  • Dr Debojyoti Dhar
    Co-Founder and Director, Leucine Rich Bio Pvt Ltd

  • Tarun Gupta
    Founder & CEO, i-Cure-Mi

  • Sandip Samaddar
    Senior Director, USIBC

  • Ajay Lavakare
    Founder, Tinkertech, Labs

  • Trevor Mundel
    President, Global Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Carl June, MD
    Director, Center for Cellular Immunotherapies

  • Preetha Rajaraman
    Health Attache , U.S. Embassy

  • Bill Paine
    Senior Director - Surgical Robotics, Medtronic, Inc.

  • Jitendra Chaddah
    Country Manager, Global Supply Chain, Intel India

  • Biju Baby
    VP, Integration and Development, Equinix India

  • Medha Jaishankar
    Senior Producer, JetSynthesys

  • Vijay Sundaram
    Chief Strategy Office, Zoho

  • Jay Gullish

  • Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
    Chairperson, Vision Group on Biotechnology, Govt. of Karnataka,

Global Innovation Alliance Zone (GIA)

GIA is an initiative of Government of Karnataka to forge partnerships with leading tech nations of the world. GIA initiatives are across the areas of co-creation, co-innovation and co-invention - G2G Strategic Relationship, Technology sharing co-operation on skilling, Trade Promotion, Startup/ Soft Landing and Academic Institutions/R&D.

GIA partner countries will participate in BTS 2021 along their delegations consisting of industry, academia and R&D. Each partner country is expected to curate a 45min country session, participate in the Virtual Exhibition, Conference and conduct B2B meetings.

GIA exhibition pavilion will be a true Business Platform that will attract a large number of Visitors from across sectors. Each Exhibition booth can facilitate branding, upload videos, collaterals and interaction through video calling and chat.

India Innovation Alliance Zone (IIA)

India Innovation Alliance is an initiative to connect various innovation clusters across different states of India and bring them on one platform of BTS to engage with the World. Under IIA, there two specific initiatives.

1.   A Special Session will be held to discuss how all these clusters across the country can leverage each other's strengths and collaborate to create India Innovation Story.

2.  IIA Exhibition Pavilion: In this pavilion, various States of India as well as Centre Government Department and Agencies will participate to showcase their initiatives. Several National Level Laboratories will also participate to showcase their products & services.

Lab to Market

Lab to Market is a first-of-its-kind platform which encourages premier research institutes of India to exhibit, present and conduct one-on-one meetings with industry, Startups & investors to accelerate the Lab-to-Market journey of their potential innovations. This initiative is aimed at recognising disruptive research ideas and helping them become disruptive technologies that can venture the market.

As India continues on a sustained growth trajectory, the need for a robust R&D ecosystem coupled with an increased investment both by the private sector and the government in R&D, gains significance.

The Indian government has been very proactive in formulating several support programmes and acknowledging the importance of R&D. However, lucrative economic growth in the R&D sector cannot be achieved without the private sector enhancing its investments in technology development. Access to technical competencies, young talent pool, cost savings, proactive government support and presence of an indigenous market are some of the significant factors attracting global companies to expand their R&D and production operations in India.

India has invested in fundamental research as well as translational research across various streams of science and technology under leading research Institutions and Departments like CSIR, ICMR, ICAR, DST, DBT, ISRO, DRDO, DAE and more, propelling its growth as a knowledge-centric destination.

Over one million scientists spread over 265+ national research laboratories across the country, are conducting their cutting edge research and developing revolutionary innovations. Much of this research shows impressive potential towards becoming a commercially valuable product or service. To tap this potential and to encourage investments into their growth, Lab to Market is being organised as part of its 3-day technology extravaganza.

Bio Poster -Walkway of discovery

Popular amongst Young Researchers, Poster Session- Walkway of Discovery will showcase innovative ideas, outstanding research, ground-breaking studies that have the potential to make a significant impact in the field of Life Sciences & Biotechnology. It is aimed at giving exposure to young researchers with their breakthrough ideas to attending delegates from Industry and Research from across Biopharma, Agribiotech, Medtech and BioServices. The special focus this year is of course on ideas to combat Pandemic by way of vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, Treatment, Immunity and post infection care.

Don't hold back, present your ideas for the first time in a digital India Bio and grab the global attention. Top 10 posters will be presented with prize money up to Rs. 20,000.

For further details, contact
Ms. Prabha Sharon
Poster coordinator
Bengaluru Tech Summit
Mobile: +91-99167 85005

Score Poster No. Poster Title Presenting Author Institute
Highest POS-71 Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) mediated neuroprotection in Parkinson's disease model: A metabolite landscape highlighting involvement of MTORC1-AMPK-autophagy axis Prashant Kumar Modi Yenepoya University,Karnataka.
Second Highest POS-65 Bioremediation of dye, an environmental pollutant - Malachite green by Halotolerant bacteria - Kocuria marina M.B. Sulochana University of Gulbarga, Karnataka.
Third Highest POS-107 Isolation and utility of lytic bacteriophages against phytopathogenic Ralstonia solanacearum: A novel alternative to antibiotics Makari Hanumanthappa K  I.D.S.G. Government College, Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka
Fourth Highest POS-40 Validation of Lon gene disruption using Linear DNA cassette by Crelox mechanism in E.coli strain : To achieve better solubility of recombinant proteins Saroja Narsing Rao University of Agricultural Sciences Raichur, Karnataka.
5th Highest POS-82 Ameliorated antibacterial and antioxidant properties by Trichoderma harzianum mediated green synthesis of silver nanoparticles Narasimhamurthy K Bangalore University,Karnataka.

Jury Members
JURY 1 Dr. Sharanagouda Hiregoudar
JURY 2 Dr. Kshithish K Acharya
JURY 3 Dr. Jagadeesh Bhat

Quiz Competition

TCS Rural IT Quiz

The Rural IT Quiz is one of the flagship programs conducted by the Department of Electronics, IT, BT and S&T, Govt. of Karnataka in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as part of the BTS event. The program was initiated 22 years ago by Government of Karnataka and Tata Consultancy Services in the year 2000 and has reached over 18 million students till date.

It is one of the longest running national level Government – Corporate initiatives in the country. Over a period of two decades, the program has helped enhance IT awareness amongst students at the grassroots level, keeping them abreast of the latest developments in the world of Information Technology.

The Rural IT Quiz is conducted for students from standard 8 -12. The program today has a national footprint covering eight States - Karnataka, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

This nationwide program was conducted seamlessly as a combination of online tests and virtual quiz shows, providing students with an engaging digital experience. Students from180 plus districts across the nation took part in the Rural IT Quiz program conducted from August – November, 2021.

The stage is now set for the Rural IT Quiz national finals on 18th November, 2021 where the State champions from all the eight States will battle it out for the National Winner and Runner-up title. The National Winner and Runner-up will receive TCS education scholarship of Rs. 100,000/- and Rs.50,000/- respectively. All the remaining finalists will receive TCS education scholarship of Rs 10,000/-.

Results of Rural IT Quiz National finals 2021

Rural IT Quiz National Winner : Ayush Chauhan from BSP Senior Secondary School, Durg Chhattisgarh

Rural IT Quiz National Runner-up : Priyanshu Sinha from KDAV School, Jamnagar Gujarat.


India Bio@BTS will host India's largest State Level Quiz on Biotechnology - BioQuiz 2021. The objective of the Quiz is to create awareness about the fascinating world of Biotechnology, encourage students to delve deep into the subject in a holistic manner and showcase to the world the talent of Karnataka in this significant field of Lifescience.

BioQuiz, all these years was open to students from B.Sc, B.Sc-Agri, B.E-Biotechnology & B.Pharma from across the Karnataka State. Keeping in mind the spirit of the new Education Policy we have decided to make it open to all the students in undergraduate studies irrespective of their specialization. So, all the undergraduate students can now participate in this competition and aim to be the BioQuiz Champ!

BioQuiz 2021- Results

Position Student Name College Name
State Winner MR. AMRUTH DEEPAK BHAT Basaveshwar Engineering College
2nd Position MR. SKANDA ATHREYA DUTT Kristu Jayanti College
3rd Position MS. MARIA SONA JEROME Manipal School of Life Sciences
MS. SINDHU BALI Siddaganga Institute of Technology
5TH POSITION MR. MANOJSHEKAR CR Sevabharathi first grade collage


STPI IT Export Awards- Virtual Award Ceremony

STPI recognises and commemorates IT companies based on their performance and contribution to the sector. The Awards will have 10 categories and a star-studded jury consisting of representatives from STPI, Govt. of Karnataka, academia and industry leaders do the honour of differentiating the best from the rest.

The awards will be presented on 19th November attended by who's who of the IT, Electronics industry. Be there and witness the latest thought processes, achievements and possibilities from the world of technology spanning IT, ITES & Electronics and hardware exporting companies.

SmartBio Awards- Virtual Awards Ceremony

The Smart Bio Awards have been instituted by the Department of Electronics, IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka with the purpose of recognizing biotechnology firms that have shown dynamic leadership, exciting technologies and stand-out contribution in their chosen fields of biotech activities.

Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) has been entrusted with the selection process. An eminent jury chaired by ABLE President will select the Award winners

Smart Bio Awards 2021 Winner List
Biotech Startup of the year HealthCube
Innovator of the Year Award Axio Biosolutions Private Limited
Best Social Enterprise/ Institute Biocon Academy
Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Dr. Janani Venkataraman, Promoter, Biomoneta
Best Startup Against COVID-19 NeoDx Biotech Labs Pvt. Ltd

Bengaluru Impact Awards

The Bengaluru Impact Awards recognize and reward outstanding technology-based Karnataka start-ups who are building innovative products and solutions in IT, Biotech, Med Tech, with high potential of employment generation or wealth creation, demonstrating measurable social impact and for outstanding achievements.

The nominated companies will be evaluated by a jury, which comprises a leading panel of experts from the Indian entrepreneurship ecosystem, investors, policy makers and respected business leaders. The panel will evaluate the applicants based on few criteria.

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