IIT 2020 Global Summit | UPSC

IIT 2020 Global Summit | UPSC


PM to deliver Keynote address at IIT 2020 Global Summit on 4th December

      WHY IN NEWS:

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be delivering a keynote address at the IIT-2020 Global Summit, organised by PanIIT USA, on 4th December 2020 at 09:30 PM.

SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Technology : Summit


For PRELIMS this is not an important issue . Yet we have to cover this . Go with the aim , significance and the theme of this event.

For MAINS nothing much here .


This yeat the IIT 2020 global Summit will be held on virtual platform due to ongoing pandemic.



  • This conference aim is to bring together change makers, innovators and thinkers, to innovate and inspire us all to rethink the future of humanity.

Its objective is fostering the IIT brand and assisting IITians accomplish impossible. 


  • IIT2020 will focus on the global economy, technology innovation, health infrastructure, habitat conservation, food innovation, and universal education.

THEME 2020

The theme of this year’s summit is ‘The Future is Now’.


  • Since 2003 PanIIT USA has organised this conference and invited speakers from different sectors including industry, academia and government.
  • PanIIT USA is an organization that is more than 20 years old.
  • PanIIT USA is  run by an all-volunteer team of IIT alumni.
  • The conference is “Open to all


  • How do we create sustainable solutions for over 10 billion global citizens?
  • How is the New Normal manifesting itself across the globe – across economy, health, education?

The Future is invented when we let our imaginations soar beyond current paradigms to find innovative, sustainable solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

  • And how are you contributing to this transformation?


  • Invent – Building New Future is a one-stop platform for IIT entrepreneurs.
  • It is for budding as well as serial – to showcase their journey

On this platform we can listen to distinguished keynotes by renowned founders, and interact with some of the most eminent venture capitalists of the world. 

  • Featuring startups in domains ranging from environmental issues to global economy and everything in between.

IIT 2020 Global Summit | UPSC

  • This virtual competition would provide an experience of a lifetime to pitch innovative ideas, engage in insightful conversations, and emerge out bigger and better.


  • Exhibit the startup to a stellar panel of eminent investors, entrepreneurs, think-tanks as well as mentors and business partners.

Connect directly with the experienced PanIIT global diaspora.

  • Attend keynotes and panel discussions by world-class speakers
  • Involve and lead discussions to shape the future.

IIT 2020 Global Summit | UPSC

IIT 2020 Global Summit

  • Get featured in newsletters, stories and interviews – before, during as well as post-event.
  • Grow the team by inspiring some of the brightest minds globally and open up doors to recruitment.
  • Learn from other successful entrepreneurs as they share stories of their entrepreneurial journey.

Connect with a plethora of other startups to exchange ideas, find fruitful synergies and enhance the business.

  • Access to educational content, informative talks and innovative roundtables that you can take back and share valuable knowledge with your team post-event.
  • Above all; gain funding opportunities and recognitions in multiple categories.


  • START-UPSSummit is an exciting opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs.
  • NETWORKING : The summit offers an excellent venue for connectivity among IITians, Start-up ventures, technology-intensive industries, and innovators.
  • VIRTUAL EXPOSITION : Summit offers a comprehensive opportunity for manufacturing companies, FINTECH enterprises, investment advisors etc.


  • In 2003, first PanIIT USA alumni conference was held in Silicon Valley conference where Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft was the keynote speaker.
  • The conference is facilitated by PanIIT USA (PanIIT Inc.), the umbrella organization of IIT alumni in the United States

So as to carry out its mission of branding IITs and keeping IITians connected.

  • Since 2003 this conference has been held every couple of years.
  • It is run by an all-volunteer team of IITians, celebrating successes in corporate leadership, as entrepreneurs and encouraging giving back.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

PanIIT expects over 50,000 people worldwide to attend the summit and take back solutions and approaches to implement.

  • Through various media, PanIIT expects to reach over 500,000 with the message of innovation for global sustainability.
     SOURCES:  PIB  | IIT 2020 Global Summit | UPSC



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