San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
'Innovation in Deep Tech”
(as part of the 'Innovation in Tech' working group -
supported by TLA India, GrowthEnabler and Metayage IP)
Tech entrepreneurship in India is growing exponentially, however one of the biggest challenges is building global businesses based on technology that is invented and incubated in India and then launched to disrupt the global economy. Despite world class universities like IISc, and the global MNCs who have made cities like Bangalore a hub for world class R&D, technologies innovation in the Indian eco-system have not led to many global businesses, unlike Silicon Valley, Israel and the UK.
Deep technologies are based on invention and IP creation, as an originator of a new product or process that creates new market opportunities across industries with different applications of the same underlying technology. The role and impact of deep technologies that are based on a combination of unique hardware and/or software such as IoT, Drones, AR/VR, fabless semiconductors, robotics etc. in society, and business will be transformational across industry verticals.
The disruptive power of Deep Tech is immense, and this event will help to uncover the trends, opinions, expert viewpoints and untapped opportunities.
What will you learn?
• Understanding the challenges faced by stakeholders in driving innovation, including Startups, Accelerators, large companies and investors
• How to overcome barriers-to-innovation and enable innovation through 'collaborative innovation' with Startups - from lab to market
• Showcasing Indian innovation in deep tech
• Identifying technology trends, market size and opportunities in Deep Tech
• Taking Indian innovation into global markets
• Understanding how to value IP at different stages of the technology lifecycle
• Paving the way forward for startups to build innovative global companies in Deep Tech
• Hearing from Industry experts on Industry - Academia/startup collaboration for Deep Tech innovation
Registration at 3:30 pm sharp
4 pm: Introduction to TLA India, Innovation in Tech working group and event theme
4:15 pm: Panel discussion 1: Market opportunities and technology trends in Deep Tech.
Moderator: Rajeev Banduni, Co-founder & CEO Growthenabler, Co-Chair TLA India, Leader, Entrepreneur, Adviser, Coach, Investor and Fortune 500 Leader (Gartner, CA, Symantec)
Arjun Bala: Managing Partner, Metayage IP Strategy consulting LLP, Head- Innovation in Tech, TLA India, Patent Attorney, IP Strategy Consultant, and Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA)
Pranav Pai : Founding Partner at 3one4 Capital, Early-stage venture capital fund, leading technology investments in India as well as the Bay area.
Dr Parameshwar Iyer: Chair of IP Licensing, Indian Institute of Science
Satish Mugulavalli: CEO and Cofounder, Revvx, Hardware accelerator
4:45 pm: Panel discussion 2: Crossing the chasm: Challenges faced by deep tech startups in fund raising and access to global markets
Moderator: Arjun Bala
Vipul Singh : Co-founder, Aarav Unmanned Systems
Mahesh Ramakrishnan : Founder and CEO, Nanobi Analytics
Suresh Narasimha: Cocreator, Cocreate Ventures, CoCreator-Sensara, FreeNet, TELiBrahma
Srikar Reddy : Co-founder, Endless Robotics
5:15 pm: Panel discussion 3: Collaboration between Industry, Academia and startups: Is industry ready to adopt deep tech?
Moderator: Rajeev Banduni
Avnish Sabharwal: Managing Director, Corporate Strategy, Deal Origination & Open Innovation, Accenture India
Rajesh Subramaniam: MD & CEO, First Source
Trivikram Prasad: Head of Engineering for Commerce Platform, Dell
Vivek Pawar: Executive Chairman, Sankalp Semiconductor Pvt Ltd.,
Varadarajan Krishna: MD, Induct India.
6 pm onwards: Networking and refreshments, interaction with startups for demos
Who should attend this event?
Deep Tech Startups, Investors in deep tech, Incubators, Accelerators, Universities and Researchers in deep tech, Educational institutions, technology MNCs, Technology Evangelists, students and innovators
Why you should attend this event?
Need help or have questions?
Contact Meenakshi, Events - TLA India on 9880785416 or
Contact Nidhi Shah, Coordinator - TLA Innovation in Tech Working Group on 9420942150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org