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.

Posters Winners 2020
1st Prize
Name: Kranthi Raj K
Institute: Carocure Discovery Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Title: Discovery of novel drug candidate NCL16 against human non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma using AI and computational methods
2nd Prize
Name: Umalatha
Institute: Padmashree Institute of Management and Sciences, Bangalore.
Title: Purification and characterization of trypsin from the visceral waste of Labeorohita for Utilization in biotech industry
3rd Prize
Name: Vandana HB
Institute: Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore.
Title: Development of microbial fuel cells (MFCs) for rural and urban waste management using food wastes
4th Prize
Name: Vivek Chandramohan
Institute: Siddaganga Institute of Technology
Title: Identification and evaluation of potential lead compound for Parkinson’s disease by in silico and proteomics approach
5th Prize Name: Y Muralidhar
Institute: Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University
Title: Synthesis of quercetin mediated zinc oxide nanoparticles and assessment of its ameliorative effect in acute kidney injury

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!

BioQuiz Award Winners 2020

BioQuiz Award Winners 2020
Manipal School of Life Sciences, Manipal
Basaveshwara Engineering College, Bagalkot
SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad
PES University, Bangalore Urban h
Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore Rural
College of Agricultural Sciences, Shimoga


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.

Software Technology Parks of India Category of STPI IT Export Awards – Karnataka F.Y. 2019-20


Category of Award



High Growth in Exports - IT/ITES
(Exports greater than ₹5 cr. and up to ₹100 cr.)

M/s. Cerium Systems Pvt. Ltd.


High Growth in Exports - IT/ITES (Exports greater than ₹100 cr. and up to ₹1000 cr.)

M/s. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd.


High Growth in Exports - IT/ITES (Exports greater than ₹1000 cr. and up to ₹2000 cr.)

M/s. WM Global Technology Services India Pvt. Ltd.


Best/Top Performer - Mysuru Region

M/s. L&T Technology Services Ltd.


Best/Top Performer - Mangaluru Region

M/s. KarMic Design Pvt. Ltd.


Highest Exporter in Electronic Hardware - Tier II & III region

M/s. Cyient DLM Pvt. Ltd., Mysuru.


Highest Exporter in Electronic Hardware - Bengaluru

M/s. Incap Contract Manufacturing Services Pvt. Ltd .


Highest New Jobs Creator - IT

M/s. Standard Chartered Global Business Services Pvt. Ltd.


Highest New Jobs Creator - ITES

M/s. WM Global Technology Services India Pvt. Ltd.


Highest Exports per Employee - IT

M/s. Texas Instruments (India) Pvt. Ltd.


Highest Exports per Employee - ITES

M/s. Altiostar Networks India Pvt. Ltd.


High Growth in Women Employment - IT

M/s. Manipal Dot Net Pvt. Ltd.
M/s. Standard Chartered Global Business Services Pvt Ltd.


High Growth in Women Employment - ITES

M/s. FNF India Pvt. Ltd.


IT Pride of Karnataka

  • M/s. Accenture Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • M/s. Dell International Services India Pvt. Ltd
  • M/s. EIT Services India Pvt. Ltd.
  • M/s. Goldman Sachs Services (P) Ltd.
  • M/s. IBM India Pvt. Ltd.
  • M/s. Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd.
  • M/s. JP Morgan Services India Pvt. Ltd.
  • M/s. Mindtree Ltd.
  • M/s. Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd.
  • M/s. Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • M/s. Samsung R&D Institute India - Bangalore Pvt. Ltd.
  • M/s. SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd.
  • M/s. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
  • M/s. Tech Mahindra Ltd.
  • M/s. Vmware Software India Pvt. Ltd.


IT Ratna of Karnataka

M/s. Infosys Ltd.

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

SmartBio Award Winners 2020


Category of Award

Name of the Company


Startup of the Year

Fibroheal Woundcare Pvt Ltd


Innovator of the Year

Ibrum Technologies


Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

Dr kavitha Iyer Rodrigeus (Zumutor Biologics)


Best Social Enterprise/ Institute



Best product against COVID-19

ShanMukha Innovations 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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