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BTS 2022: PM Narendra Modi To Address The 25th Edition Of Bengaluru Tech Summit

  • The twenty-fifth Bengaluru Tech Summit, the largest gathering of start-ups and unicorns to present innovations, will witness 575 exhibitors and is expected to attract over 50,000 footfalls.
  • Swarajya StaffWednesday, November 9, 2022 4:14 pm IST
    Bengaluru Tech Summit 2022
    Bengaluru Tech Summit 2022

    The twenty-fifth edition Asia's largest Tech Event- Bengaluru Tech Summit (BTS) will be held at the iconic Bangalore Palace from 16 –18 November.

    The central theme of BTS 2022 is 'Tech4NexGen' and will consist of multi-track Conference on IT and Electronics, Deep Tech, Start-Ups and Biotech, Global Innovation Alliance and India USA Tech Conclave.

    Over 350 domain experts from over 20 countries will address 70+ sessions attracting 5000 business delegates.  

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the inaugural event on 16 November.

    The flagship event is being organised by the Department of Electronics, IT, Bt, S&T, Government of Karnataka along with Software Technology Parks of India (STPI).

    As part of the landmark twenty-fifth year celebrations, BTS 2022 will witness the unveiling of the Silver Jubilee Commemoration Plaque of Bengaluru Tech Summit 2022 by Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, along with the felicitation of 35 companies from ITE and Biotech who have completed 25+years of service in Bengaluru.

    The event will also witness the coming together of global tech leaders, Indian corporates and startups from IT, Deep tech and Biotech, showcasing disruptive technologies, forging partnerships and alliances.

    Speaking at the press meet, Karnataka Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan said, “BTS is today a landmark event recognised globally and puts India on the global technology map, making it one of the leading technology summits in the country.

    "Our future will be defined by current innovations and technological advancements, which is at the heart of BTS2022 – ‘Tech4NexGen’.”

    The inauguration ceremony will also be attended by global leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, UAE, Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of Science and Culture, Finland, Petri Honkonen. 

    Naveen Tewari, Founder and CEO, Inmobi, India’s first unicorn will also be present at the inaugural function.

    The sessions:

    • The ITE and Deep Tech Track will focus on AI, Hybrid Cloud, 5G, Edge Computing, Fintech, ESG, Spacetech, Electronics and Semiconductor manufacturing, EV and Mobility, and AVGC.

    • The Biotech Track will concentrate on Genomics, BioPharma, Gene Editing and Agriculture, One Health, Genomic Medicine, Bio Industrial, Bio Energy, Cell and Gene Therapy, Big Data in Drug Discovery and Bioinvesting.

    • The Startup Track will focus on Digital Public Goods, Fin Tech, Robotics, Women in Tech, Capital beyond VCs, Social Entrepreneurship and grassroot innovation.

    BTS 2022 Conference will also see Plenary Sessions from most prolific minds. Some of these includes:

    • Prof Emmanuelle Charpentier, Nobel Laureate for Chemistry in 2020, 

    • Prof Ajay K Sood, Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India, 

    • Dr. Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Aarin Capital, and 

    • S. Somanath, Chairman ISRO.

    An annual highlight at the Summit is the Global Innovation Alliance track where partner countries will participate across conferences, exhibition forging partnerships, and collaborations.

    Some of the participating countries include France, Australia, Canada, Finland, Denmark, South Korea, The United Kingdom, Sweden, The Netherlands, Israel, Germany, NRW, Switzerland, Japan, European Union, Lithuania, Poland and Thailand.

    Another feature is the India USA Tech Conclave 2.0 curated by US India Business Council to focus on Quad Strategic Tech Update, Reality of the Metaverse, Digital Health, Augmenting and Co-Creating IP, R&D.

    BTS 2022 will also witness India’s largest tech exhibition with over 575 organisations participating which will see the confluence of IT and Biotech majors, best of R&D Labs, Tech Nations, States of India, and various pavilions by STPI, ELCIA, VoICE, ABLE, I-BioM, etc.  

    The startup pavilion is an exciting showcase of IT, Electronics, AI &ML, IoT, Digital Learning, Mobility, Blockchain, Robo and Drone, Cyber Security, Gaming, HealthTech, Fintech, and Agri Tech.

    The other highlights include International Exhibition, STPI IT Export Awards, Smart Bio Awards, Bengaluru Impact Award to new Unicorns, National Rural IT Quiz, Bio Quiz and Bio Posters. 

    The Summit will also witness the inauguration of the interactive Science Gallery Bengaluru that aims to bring Science back into Culture.

    Bengaluru Tech Summit is driven by members of Karnataka’s Vision Groups on IT, Biotechnology and Start-Up.

    This forum also brings together India’s leading cross-sectoral industry organisations like NASSCOM, TiE, IESA, ABAI, ABLE and International organisation like USIBC on a common platform.

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