Bengaluru has as many sobriquets as it has startups, and rightfully so - Silicon Valley of India, Startup Hub of India, and Biotech Capital of India, to name just a few. Earlier this year, Bengaluru was ranked the most dynamic city in the world by real estate consultancy James Lang Laselle’s (JLL) City Momentum Index 2017. The Bengaluru Tech Summit (BTS) showcases everything the city has to offer as a preferred IT and biotech destination.
The two-day conference merges two of Bengaluru’s flagship events - the BengaluruITE.biz and the Bengaluru India Bio 2017. With a focal theme around ‘Ideate, Innovate, Invent’, the organisers hope to pave the way for better dialogue and collaborations, and the emergence of more disruptive technologies and path-breaking innovations.
The three-day event, from November 16-18 2017, is bringing together policy-makers, tech gurus, investors, innovators, researchers, and leading industry names under one roof.
If that isn’t reason enough for you to be there, here are 7 more reasons why you must absolutely make it a point to attend BTS.
Interact with leaders and advisors
It’s a two-way street. While enterprises and corporates are looking to collaborate with startups that can innovate and disrupt, the latter need all the help they can get from established players. At BTS, leaders from the global biotech majors and IT industry stalwarts will share their insights and learnings with startups. Just listening to them will be akin to a masterclass on how to meet challenges and discover potential growth opportunities.
Showcase your research to a larger audience
Research laboratories are home to a huge number of innovations in IT and biotech. But not all brilliant ideas and discoveries reach the larger populace. At BTS, the Bengaluru Tech Exchange, a first-of-its-kind platform, is aimed at helping Indian research institutes convert their ideas into a more commercialised ‘lab-to-market’ product. So if you are into research and want your innovation to be seen and showcased, this is where you should be.
Be the biotech poster boy or girl
If you are a young biotech researcher or scientist looking for your moment in the sun, this could be it. Through a poster presentation event, BTS aims to generate new breakthrough ideas in biotech and help put them into practice, via interaction with industry experts, research scholars and renowned investors. So get your creative caps on, come up with a vibrant poster on your innovation and participate in the event.
Attend the B2B animation summit
If animation, VFX and gaming is your thing, you should not miss the Bengaluru B2B AVGC Summit being concurrently held on November 16 and 17. The summit is being hosted by the Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services and ABAI, a non-profit organization that is committed to developing the animation, VFX and gaming industry in India. The B2B summit aims to give rise to more local IP create a market for locally developed concepts.
Listen to the many inspiring stories
Seasoned speakers from diverse fields who’ve been there and done that include the likes of N.S Parathasarathy, Executive Vice Chairman and COO at Mindtree, Bharat Goenka, Co-Founder and MD at Tally Solutions, Sujatha Doreswamy, Operations Head at Bosch Shared Services, Aloknath De, Chief Technology Officer at Samsung India, and Amit Shah, Senior President at YES BANK.
An array of activities to participate in
Other than the talks, discussions and networking, BTS also offers excellent activities to keep you occupied. These include the STPI IT Export Awards, the Rural IT Quiz, Bio Excellence Awards, the BIO Quiz, the BIO Accelerator Programme, and the Maker Faire Bengaluru.
A chance to learn
This is a fantastic platform for you to take away some valuable lessons, doesn’t matter which sector you are from. In the diverse crowd at the event, you are sure to find someone who you will connect with and can learn from.
So don’t miss this opportunity and get your tickets for the Bengaluru Tech Summit today.