Next is Now: What this means for BTS2020
The Bengaluru Tech Summit, 2020 was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conferencing.
The participants included Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, Swiss Confederation Vice President, Guy Parmelin and many other prominent international figures. Besides that, the participants would also include thought leaders, industry captains, technocrats, researchers, innovators, investors, policymakers and educators from India and abroad.
C N Ashwath Narayan, the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, and Minister for IT, BT and S&T, who is the driving force behind BTS this year, said “We have made elaborate arrangements to make BTS a grant success as the event sessions are going 100% virtual,” said Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan after visiting the BTS2020 facilitating centre set up at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bengaluru.
The theme of the summit for 2020 is Next is Now, wherein there would be discussion across key challenges that have emerged in the post-pandemic world. The summit will also focus on the impact of prominent technologies and innovations in the domains of Information Technology & Electronics’ and ‘Biotechnology’.
The Prime Minister stated, “It is time for tech solutions that are designed in India but deployed for the world, and the country is uniquely positioned to leap ahead in the information era. Addressing the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 (BTS2020) virtually, Modi said, India is at the sweet spot and the government has been taking several steps in this regard.”
"India as a country is uniquely positioned to leap ahead in the information era. We have the best minds as well as the biggest market. Our local tech solutions have the potential to go global," he added.
Narendra Modi further signified, "Thanks to Digital India our nation has witnessed a more human-centric approach to development. Using technology on such a large scale had brought about several life changes for our citizens."
"Thanks to Digital India our nation has witnessed a more human-centric approach to development. Using technology on such a large scale had brought about several life changes for our citizens," he added.
Led by the Global Innovation Alliance, which is an initiative of the Karnataka government’s Department of Electronics and Information Technology, more than 25 countries have participated in the BTS 2020.
Here are some of the MOUs that will be signed in the BTS2020
This summit will help establish alliances with leading technology and innovation hubs across the world. Curating on sessions that concerns IT, Biotech, Healthcare, AgriTech FinTech, Food & Nutrition, Cybersecurity, among others, BTS 2020 will showcase disruptive technologies, strengths and collaboration opportunities from their countries.
Furthermore, MOUs that are to be signed at BTS 2020 include the MoU between the Center of Excellence for Agri Innovation housed at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms with the World Startup factory in the Netherlands will focus on a virtual market access programme for growth stage startups. Thereafter, the MoU will also be signed between the Department of Commerce and Industry with Indiana Economic Development and Department of Electronics IT Bt and S&T to focus on projects in Electric Vehicles and Medical Devices/Healthcare. There will also be few more MoUs that will be signed in BTS2020 by November 21st.