Indian Technology Congress
‘Strengthening India’s Innovation Eco-system’
A confluence of minds, aimed at bringing technology and innovation together.
Creating a vibrant network of innovators, policymakers, industry and academics to foster technology ideas and bring them to life.
13-14 July 2012, JN Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science
Creating a Network of Collaborators
The Indian Technology Congress (ITC) is a meeting of minds from across the world aimed at creating a vibrant network of collaborations amongst people at the leading edge of technology innovation. At ITC, we believe that great ideas are born when people come together.
The ITC brings together technologists, research scientists, academicians, entrepreneurs, investors and policymakers on a single platform enabling relationships that can take ideas from concept to reality via innovation. ITC aims to create an atmosphere where everyone from research scientists, global technology leaders to entrepreneurs will be able to exchange, refine and action ideas that will define India’s future place in the world of technology. The Government of India has declared 2010-20 to be the “Decade of innovations”; ITC seeks to make this happen.
Global Participation, Local Perspectives
Innovation knows no boundaries, and at ITC we are committed to bringing together custodians of technological innovation from around the world to India. With confirmed participation from Israel, Thailand, USA , Canada , UK and Europe the Congress will see leaders in various fields interact with Indian innovators, creating borderless innovation networks where ideas are enriched, refined and implemented.
The ITC is committed to bringing in innovators who have demonstrated excellence in India and will see participation from leading Indian infotech giants (Infosys, Wipro, HCL Tech), Automotive and Engineering majors (Daimler Chrysler, TVS Motor, Toyota Kirloskar), Defence and Aerospace organizations (Indian Space Research Organization, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) and leading academic institutions (Indian Institutes of Technology, Indian Institute of Science, National University of Singapore) among many others.
Concept to Product to Commercialization
A concept can be brought to life only when there is an eco-system of support that incubates nurtures and develops it until it is ready for the world. ITC seeks to create this eco-system by creating a network of innovation specialists who can enable the exploitation of a concept, create a product based on it and successfully commercialize it for sustainable economic gains for all stakeholders.
Recognize Technology Achievements
There are technological innovations happening all around us that often go unnoticed and unrecognized. ITC will honour and recognize exemplary work done in the field of technology innovation with the Indian Technology Awards, with the objective of encouraging excellence. The overarching objective of the Awards is to foster innovation as a way of life in work on technology.
Taking on Challenges in Technology
The road to innovating in technology today is potholed with challenges of various kinds. For example, managing intellectual property and patents is a challenge that innovators face worldwide. ITC seeks to take on these challenges, creating and sharing knowledge that helps innovators address them.
Nurturing and Sustaining Innovation Clusters
To nurture innovation we must invest in the clusters of interlinked knowledge-based organizations. These could be academic and research institutions that form consortia that are at the heart of the innovation process. ITC seeks to create this network by setting up innovation clusters through research focused institutions for global excellence.
Funding and Promoting Technology
To bring a technological innovation to life in the real world, its creator must know how to access and manage funding, whether it is sourced from the government or venture capitalists. ITC aims to share and enrich understanding of the complex world of financing a concept until it becomes reality.