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Government of Karnataka:

Karnataka is globally recognized as the Information Technology (IT), Biotechnology (Bt), Research and Development (R&D) and Start-Up capital of the country with Bengaluru being branded as the most dynamic city in the world and Silicon Valley of India.

Karnataka has historically been a hub for technology and R&D based institutions in India, and boasts of adequate infrastructure to support its vision. The Department of Electronics, IT, BT and S&T through its innovative initiatives has been promoting Karnataka as the most preferred destination for frontier technologies, creating a conducive environment for Electronics, IT, BT and S&T related industries. Karnataka is the first state to draft its own IT, Biotech, ESDM, AVGC and Start-up policy and has set up 9 CoEs, incubation & learning centres.

Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) helps the Department of Electronics, IT, BT & S&T in facilitating and promoting the sectors in the state. KITS act as a synergic liaison between Industry and Government. KITS also focuses on tapping Karnataka's large IT talent pool, functioning as a key driver for augmenting foreign investments and collaborations, to enhance skill development, mutual industry facilitation and encourage start-ups and MSMEs.

Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS)

Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) helps the Department of Information Technology and Biotechnology in facilitating and promoting the Information Technology and Biotech sectors in the state. KITS acts as a synergic liaison between Industry and Government, providing secretarial services to the State IT and BT projects, making it the linchpin for providing all basic information that facilitates the establishment of IT & BT Industries in the State. It is the nodal agency for implementing the decisions of the Vision Group on IT and the Vision Group on BT.

KITS also focuses on tapping Karnataka's large IT talent pool, functioning as a key driver for augmenting foreign investments and collaborations, to enhance skill development, mutual industry facilitation and encourage startups and MSMEs.

Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)

STPI has played a seminal role in accomplishing India as an Information Technology superpower. Software Technology Parks of India, is an autonomous body under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Govt. of India. It is conceived with the distinct objective of encouraging, promoting and boosting software exports from India, and maintains internal engineering resources to provide consulting, training and implementation services.

Additionally, STPI also helps set up & manage infrastructural facilities. From time to time, relentless efforts are taken to provide statutory and other promotional services to exporters by implementing the Software Technology Parks (STP), Electronics and Hardware Technology Parks (EHTP) Schemes and SEZ schemes by Govt. of India. Today, STPI is synonymous with excellent Infrastructure and statutory support for the booming IT sector of the country.

Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) helps the Department of Electronics, IT, BT & S&T in facilitating and promoting the sectors in the state. KITS act as a synergic liaison between Industry and Government. KITS also focuses on tapping Karnataka's large IT talent pool, functioning as a key driver for augmenting foreign investments and collaborations, to enhance skill development, mutual industry facilitation and encourage start-ups and MSMEs.

Vision Group on (Information Technology, Biotechnology & StartUp)

The three independent Vision Groups constituted by Government of Karnataka on Information Technology, Biotechnology and Start-Up consist of industry captains, research heads, and academia.

These Vision Groups act as a think tank of Government of Karnataka and help government in formulating various policies and initiatives to foster the technology ecosystem in the state.

The Vision Groups have also been instrumental in connecting the state globally with leading companies, research & academic institutes and innovation hotspots for collaborations.

MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications

MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications is India's leading event curator in the field of frontier technologies. MM Activ, since its inception in the year 2000, has held over 100 National and International conventions in sectors like IT & Electronics, Biotechnology, Agritechnology, Nanotechnology, Space Technology, Nutraceuticals, R&D and Higher Education, Sustainable Chemistry, Transport & Logistics, MRO, Renewable Energy, Water and Investments. MM Activ is also the publisher of leading business magazines like Bio Spectrum (Asia & India), NuFFooDS Spectrum (Asia & India) & Agro Spectrum.



VISION GROUP ON IT

  • Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan (Kris)

    Co-Founder, Infosys,
    Chairman, Axilor Ventures


  • Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy, IAS

    Additional Chief Secretary to Govt. Department of Electronics, IT, BT and S&T, Govt. of Karnataka


  • Smt. Meena Nagaraj.C.N, IAS

    Director, Dept. of Electronics, IT & BT and Managing Director, KITS, Govt. of Karnataka


  • Mr. Vijay Ratnaparkhe

    Managing Director, BOSCH

  • Mr. Krishnakumar Natarajan

    Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Mindtree

  • Dr. Satya Gupta

    Chairman, IESA

  • Mr. Shailendra Tyagi

    Director STPI

  • Mr. R. Chandrasekaran

    Executive Vice Chairman, Congnizant

  • Prof. Sadagopan

    Director, IIIT-B

  • Mr. Raghunandan C.B.

    WIPRO

  • Mr. U B Pravin Rao

    Chief Operating Officer, Infosys

  • Mr. Jayant R. Haritsa

    Dept. of Computer Science & Automation (CSA), IISc

  • Mr. Sharad Sharma

    Co-Founder and Governing Council Member, iSPIRT Foundation

  • Mr. B V Naidu

    Chairman and CEO Sagitaur

  • Mr. Naganand Doraswamy

    Founder & MD Ideasprings

  • Mr. Anant Maheshwari

    President Microsoft India

  • Dr. Sridhar Mitta

    Founder and Managing Director NextWealth Entrepreneurs


VISION GROUP ON BIOTECH

  • Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

    Chairman & Managing Director,
    Biocon Ltd., Bengalurus


  • Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy, IAS

    Additional Chief Secretary to Govt. Department of Electronics, IT, BT and S&T, Govt. of Karnataka


  • Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan

    Principal Scientific Advisor to Prime Minister Office Government of India

  • Dr. H. Sharat Chandra

    Director, Centre for Human Genetics

  • Dr. G. Padmanaban

    Hon. & Emeritus Professor, IISc.

  • Dr.S.Rajendra Prasad

    Vice-Chancellor, University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS)

  • Dr. Raghavarao K S M S

    Director, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute

  • Prof. M. Mahadevappa

    Former Vice-Chancellor, UAS, Dharwad & Director, JSS Rural Development Foundation

  • Dr. Satyajit Mayor

    Director, National Centre for Biological Sciences

  • Dr. Shrikumar Suryanarayan

    Hon. President, ABLE & Chairman, Sea6 Energy Pvt. Ltd.

  • Dr. Vijay Chandru

    Executive Chairman, Strand Life Sciences

  • Mr. D. A. Prasanna

    Chairman & Managing Director, Acunova Life Science LLP

  • Dr. P. M. Murali

    Director Evolva Biotech Pvt. Ltd.

  • Dr. K.K. Narayanan

    Chairman, Kottaram Agro Foods Pvt. Ltd.

  • Mr. G. S. Krishnan

    Regional President, India, Novozymes South Asia Pvt. Ltd.

  • Mr. Divakar Rao

    CEO, DGK Bio Agro Foods & Vice-President, Bio Diesel Society of India

  • Dr. Krishna Ella

    Chairman & CEO, Bharath Biotech International

  • Dr. Mahesh Bhalgat

    Chief Operating Officer, Syngene International Ltd.

  • Mr. Vishwaprasad Alva

    Managing Director, Skanray Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.

  • Mr. Sujay Shetty

    Partner & Leader - Pharma Life Sciences, PwC India

  • Dr. H. S. Subramanya

    Director, Institute for Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology (IBAB)

  • Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed

    CEO, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP)

  • Smt. Meena Nagaraj.C.N, IAS

    Director, Dept. of Electronics, IT & BT and Managing Director, KITS, Govt. of Karnataka


  • Mr. Narayanan Suresh

    Chief Operating Officer, Association for Biotech Led Enterprises (ABLE)


VISION GROUP ON STARTUP

  • Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy, IAS

    Additional Chief Secretary to Govt. Department of Electronics, IT, BT and S&T, Govt. of Karnataka


  • Mr. Prashanth Prakash

    Partner, Accel Partners


  • Smt. Meena Nagaraj.C.N, IAS

    Director, Dept. of Electronics, IT & BT and Managing Director, KITS, Govt. of Karnataka


  • Mr. Ravi Gururaj

    Founder & CEO, QikPod

  • Mr. Raghunandan G.

    Co-Founder & Ex-CEO, TaxiForSure

  • Mr. K. Ganesh

    Founder, Growth Story

  • Ms. Shanti Mohan

    Founder, LetsVenture

  • Ms. Shradha Sharma

    Founder & CEO, YourStory

  • Mr. Manoj Kumar

    Founder, Social Alpha

  • Mr. Kalyan Krishnamurthy

    CEO, Flipkart

  • Mr. Dhiraj Rajaram

    Founder, Mu Sigma

  • Mr. Nandan Reddy

    Co-Founder, Swiggy

  • Mr. Kunal Shah

    Founder, Cred &Freecharge

  • Mr. Sudhakar Gande

    Vice Chairman, Axis Aerospace& Technologies

  • Mr. Bhavish Aggarwal

    Founder & CEO, Ola

  • Mr. KB Chandrasekhar

    Founder & CEO at Forus Health

  • Ms. Kavitha Iyer Rodrigues

    CEO, Zumutor Biologics

  • Mr. B.V.Naidu

    Managing Partner, StartupXseed Ventures

  • Mr. Sanjay Swamy

    Managing Partner, PRIME Venture Partners

  • Mr. Naganand Doraswamy

    Managing Partner, IdeaSpring

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