Global Innovation Alliance Zone (GIA)

Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) is an initiative of Government of Karnataka's Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S&T with the objective of curating relationships in innovation, science and technology with various countries and to foster and support the development of collaborative R&D and Tech projects that bring together companies, research organizations, Start-ups, academics and other collaborators from partner countries for achieving leadership in Global & Domestic markets.

Department has established Global Innovation Alliances with leading technology and innovation hubs across the world. These GIAs are across the five 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 partners curate sessions on IT, Biotech, Healthcare at Bengaluru Tech Summit to showcase their countries disruptive technologies and strengths. The GIA exhibition zone provides a unique and interactive showcase of the latest innovations from the top start up hubs from across the globe.

India Innovation Alliance Zone (IIA)

It is crucial for India to bridge the existing gap and to improve its overall technology and Innovation Ecosystem This calls for a joint effort from leading IT and Biotech state governments as well as industry, which can be achieved through states collaboration, public-private-partnership. Institutional mechanism can bridge the gaps in the technology and innovation ecosystem directly impeding the development and growth of Indian IT and Biotech industry.

The Indian Innovation Alliance (IIA) is to enhance the innovation and technology competitiveness of Indian leading States, Industry and institutions through joint development, technology transfer and joint ventures and connecting among technology developers, providers and commercializes.

The Indian Innovation Alliance (IIA) at Bengaluru Tech Summit provides a unique platform to showcase the progressive and industry friendly policies and the latest innovations from the CoE, Start-ups etc. to bridge the existing gap and to improve its overall technology and Innovation ecosystem and to get better recognition nationally and globally to attract business opportunities even from other countries, regions and continents.

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 each during the Smart Bio Awards evening which will be attended by who's who of biotech industry.

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

Quiz Competition

Rural IT Quiz

The Rural IT Quiz is one of the Flagship programmes 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. Since last two decades, the programme 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 programme has moved beyond Karnataka and today has a national footprint covering the States of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, besides Karnataka. It has helped students in smaller towns and districts of these States understand technology better.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, this year BTS has gone virtual. TCS has re-imagined the programme as a combination of online tests and virtual quiz shows, providing students with an engaging digital experience. The regional finals of the quiz have been conducted in all the six States and the finalists will now battle for the top honours at the national finals of the Rural IT Quiz which will be conducted on 20th November at Bengaluru Tech Summit. The quizmaster will put them through multiple rounds of quizzing comprising oral, visual, audio visual and software powered rounds. The Winner and Runner-up will be presented with TCS education scholarship of Rs. 100,000 and Rs.50,000/-.

Rural IT Quiz in Maharashtra

Rural IT Quiz in Rajasthan

Rural IT Quiz in Gujarat

Rural IT Quiz in Madhya Pradesh

Rural IT Quiz in Chhattisgarh

Rural IT Quiz in Karnataka


India Bio@BTS will host India's largest State Level Quiz on Biotechnology - BioQuiz 2020. 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!

ROUNDS OF THE QUIZ Competition Dates
Round - 1 Online test will be conducted. Round 1 (Prelim)
6th Nov
Round - 2 Semi-finals will be conducted region wise amongst qualified students from Round-1 Round 2(Zonal Finals)
9th & 10th Nov
Round - 3 Finals will be conducted amongst 6 winners from six regions. Round 3 (State Finals)
12th Nov

All the state finalists and regional-finalists will get a certificate of appreciation. The top three winners will be rewarded with prize money

Regions 1 Regions 2 Regions 3 Regions 4 Regions 5 Regions 6
Bengaluru Urban Bidar Belagavi Haveri Udupi Bengaluru Rural
Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) Uttara Kannada Davanagere Hassan Chikballapur
Yadgir Dharwad Chitradurga Dakshina Kannada Kolar
Raichur Gadag Tumakuru Kodagu Ramanagara
Vijayapur (Bijapur) Koppal Shivamogga Mysuru Chamarajanagar
Bagalkot Ballari Chikkamagaluru Mandya  


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

  To submit the applications / nominations, use the Google Form
  Nomination for the Awards have to be submitted on or before 12th November, 2020.
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The award ceremony will be held on 20th November during Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020

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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