Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 | UPSC

Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 | UPSC


PM to inaugurate Bengaluru tech summit, 2020 on 19th november

      WHY IN NEWS:

The Bengaluru Tech Summit is scheduled from 19th to 21st November, 2020.

SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Science and Technology : Bio Pharma


For PRELIMS go through aim , key deliberations , organisers and do not forget the theme of this event.


Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate Bengaluru Tech Summit, 2020 on 19th November at 12:00 Noon via video conferencing.



  • Bengaluru Tech Summit is one of the biggest biotech shows in India.

It offers the opportunity to meet representatives from biotech, pharma and allied industries, research institutes and all the major biotech states.

  • The conference will attract the participation of global experts to enable knowledge sharing and enhance networking opportunities.
  • An exciting and exclusive event, the Bio Awards will recognise the contribution of biotech companies and individuals .


  • The summit will deliberate on the key challenges emerging in the post-pandemic world with focus on the impact of prominent technologies.

The focus will be on innovations in the domains of ‘Information Technology & Electronics’ and ‘Biotechnology’. 


The summit is organised by:

  • The Government of Karnataka along with Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS)
  • Karnataka government’s Vision Group on Information Technology
  •  Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)
  • MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications.

THEME 2020

This year, the theme of the summit is “Next is Now“.


  • CONFERENCE : BTS Conference this year with the theme “Next is Now“.
  • EXHIBITION : BTS Exhibition is the most exciting place if you are from IT, Electronics and Biotechnology.
  • PARTNERING : BTS Summit will help you search for the perfect Business Partner
  • GLOBAL INNOVATION ALLIANCE (GIA) : Is an initiative of Government of Karnataka’s Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S&T.

Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 | UPSC

  • INDIA INNOVATION ALLIANCE (IIA)  : It is crucial for India to bridge the existing gap and to improve its overall technology.

The Startup landscape in the country is becoming the epitome of innovation, and with this, India is advancing.

  • AWARDS : Virtual Award Ceremony: Award Categories: Pharma, Agri Start-up, Omics Services.
  • LAB TO MARKET : Recognising disruptive research ideas and helping them become disruptive technologies.


  • Leaders, industry captains, technocrats, researchers, innovators, investors, policy makers and educators from India and the world will also be participating in the summit.

Over 250 Speakers from across the continents will mesmerize all the participants with their break-through ideas

  • It will be presented in 4 Parallel Conference Tracks on IT, BT, GIA and Start-Up. 
  • It is the place to network with over 5000 attendees consisting ; IT & Biotech industry, Policy Makers and Investors.


  • BTS Conference this year with the theme “Next is Now” will do crystal-ball gazing of the world in the post pandemic era.

The unique feature of BTS Conference is that it is the convergence of technologies, experts and organisations.

  • The best minds from across the globe from diverse domains will share their incisive insights on issues.
  • These aspects are going impact our lives & business and define the future.


  • Bangalore was the first city in the country to host the IT event in 1998 and Biotech event in the year 2001.

Bangalore and Bangalore India Bio thus became the most sought-after event for the global IT and Biotech community to connect with India.

  • In the year 2017 these two flagship events of India were collocated under the Bengaluru Tech summit.
  • Since then India Bio is the new Avatar of iconic Biotech event ; new format converges with global tech community @ BTS.
  • India Bio @BTS 2020 is expected to bring the best minds from India and across the globe over three days and 15 sessions.

There will be sharp focus on how the global biotech community is collaborating to address the immense challenges faced by the worldwide pandemic.

  • The conference attendees will be who’s who from the biotech and allied fields and it will be a great place to network .
  • Participants can forge new ties through multiple opportunities offered to registered delegates.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

The Information Technology Revolution in Karnataka began with the establishment of the Multinational Company viz., Texas Instruments in 1984.

  • Information Technology activity in Karnataka is largely concentrated in Bengaluru.
  • In recent years, other parts of Karnataka have also seen a growth in IT-related activities.
  • The developing cities of Mangaluru, Mysuru, Belagavi and Hubballi – Dharwad are also emerging as attractive destinations.
    The Department has created K-Tech Innovation Hubs across the State, including the Centres of Excellence.
     SOURCES:   PIB | Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 | UPSC



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