17th India Innovation Summit 2021

Crafting our Future – Innovation for the Next World 

14 – 18 September 2021 : Virtual Platform

The India Innovation Summit is the flagship national event of CII in Bangalore since 2005. The Summit provides an ideal platform for Indian Industry to study and understand the various flavors of innovation across all verticals of the Industry and drive the essential role of innovation in business success for the nation in the digital era. It is also a platform to engage and drive the innovation led growth strategies from India for global markets.

The current pandemic has forced many industries to rethink about their current and future strategy for growth and pushed a relook at the fundamental principles of business. It has also motivated us to look beyond the crisis period and take a more holistic view of the medium-term future for both the businesses and society. The purpose and drive to look at our future world in terms of technologies, markets and society is the primary driver for this year’s innovation summit. Based on the success achieved last year based on a virtual summit format, this year’s design and format enhances the virtual summit model with more tracks and session design options to make it more audience friendly. The new format improves sector coverage, content depth and engagement model with audience for a better learning experience.

The theme of the 17th innovation summit is “Crafting our Future – Innovation for the Next World”. The topic pushes the boundaries of existing systems beyond the current pandemic and explores an evolving a society of the future. The focus areas of such a future society are dimensioned around Competitiveness, Growth, Technology and Sustainability based on the national charter of CII for this year.

Programme 

Day 1: 14 September 2021

1000 – 1110 Hrs

Inaugural Session

1000 – 1005 Hrs

Welcome Remarks

Mr Ramesh Ramadurai,

Chairman, CII Karnataka State Council &
Managing Director, 3M India Ltd

1005 – 1015 Hrs

Theme Address

Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan
Past President, CII & Chairman, Axilor Ventures &
Co- Founder, Infosys Ltd

1015 – 1025 Hrs

Special Address

Mr C K Ranganathan
Chairman, CII Southern Region &

Chairman & Managing Director, CavinKare Pvt Ltd

1025 – 1035 Hrs

Keynote Address 

Dr E V Ramana Reddy, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Commerce & Industries, IT, BT and S&T

Government of Karnataka

1035 – 1055 Hrs

Guest of Honour  

Dr C N Ashwath Narayan

Hon’ble Minister for IT, BT and S&T
Government of Karnataka

1055 – 1100 Hrs

Closing Remarks

Ms Jyothi Pradhan,
Vice Chairperson, CII Karnataka State Council &
CEO, Kurlon Enterprise Ltd

1130 – 1300 Hrs

Exclusive Dialogue on Disruptive Technologies

The Session brings out the use of innovative technologies and their potential to support the research and development of monitoring and surveillance activities associated with environmental impacts on health and within the health system. Its primary aim is to provide a review of disruptive technologies and their current uses in the environment and in healthcare. There is hope to be able to better assess which technologies might best be leveraged to advance this unique intersection of health and environment.

1130 – 1140 Hrs

Welcome remarks and context setting by moderator

Dr Taslimarif Saiyed
CEO & Director
C-CAMP

1140 – 1240 Hrs

Panelist:

·        Dr. Ezhil Subbian, CEO, String Bio Private Limited

·        Dr Shams Yazdani, Group Leader of the Microbial Engineering group & Coordinator of DBT-ICGEB Centre for Advanced Bioenergy Research International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

·        Dr Jogin Desai, Founder and CEO, Eyestem

·        Dr Sanjay Singh, CEO Gennova Biopharmaceuticals

·        Dr Santanu Dasgupta, Senior Vice President, Head of Synthetic Biology and Algae to Oil R&D Reliance Industries Limited

1240 – 1255 Hrs

Q&A

1255 – 1300 Hrs

Concluding Remarks

Dr Taslimarif Saiyed

CEO & Director
C-CAMP

1700 – 1830 Hrs

Panel Discussion on Innovation in Bangalore

The Central and State Governments have been emphasizing the idea of fostering innovation and the process has been included even at the policy level. At the strategic level, the country has been aggressively promoting “Make in India,” “Start-up India,” “Innovate India” and “Digital India” initiatives to further leverage India’s innovation performance. As the discussions taper to the Innovation ecosystem, Bengaluru has been synonymous and has been rightly called as the Innovation Hub of the country. Karnataka being one of the early adopters of the concept of Innovation, runs dedicated Startup cell, which fosters the ecosystem of Innovation quite determinedly. Known as the Silicon Valley of India, with great concentration of tech companies and startups, Bengaluru has been the Innovation hub of our country.

1700 – 1710 Hrs

Welcome remarks and context setting by moderator

Mr Deepak Padaki
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Risk Officer

Infosys Ltd

1710 – 1815 Hrs

Panelists

·        Mr Jonathan Zadka, Consul General, Consulate General of the State of Israel

·        Mr Friedrich Birgelen, Deputy Consul General, German Consulate General Bengaluru

·        Mr KT Rajan, Deputy Head of Mission (DHM) & Cluster Head - Technology & Innovation for India & South Asia, UK

·        Mr Sam Freeman, Trade & Investment Commissioner,  Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

·        Dr Jacob Orberg, Counselor Innovation, Research and Higher Education Royal Danish Embassy

1815 – 1825 Hrs

Q&A

1825 – 1830 Hrs

Concluding Remarks

Mr Deepak Padaki

EVP, Chief Strategy & Risk Officer

Infosys Ltd

1830 – 2000 Hrs

CII – 3M Young Innovators Challenge Awards

1830 – 1835Hrs

Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan
Past President, CII & Chairman, Axilor Ventures &
Co- Founder, Infosys Ltd

1835 – 1840Hrs

Mr Ramesh Ramadurai,

Chairman, CII Karnataka State Council &
Managing Director, 3M India Ltd

1840 – 2000Hrs

Presentation by the Winners

Close of Day-1

Day 2: 15 September 2021

Parallel Session 1

Future of Healthcare

Parallel Session 2

Future of Automotive & Mobility

Parallel Session 3

Future of Financial Services

Day 3: 16 September 2021

Parallel Session 1

Future of Retail

Parallel Session 2

Future of Communications

Parallel Session 3

Future of Transportation

Day 4: 17 September 2021

Parallel Session 1

Future of Sustainability & Energy

Parallel Session 2

Future of Food Processing

Parallel Session 3

Future of Manufacturing

Day 5: 18 September 2021
1000 – 1100 Hrs Masterclass on “Innovation in Enterprises”
1000 – 1020 Hrs Introductory Remarks Dr Rishikesha Krishnan

Director, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

1020 – 1045 Hrs Panel Panelist

·        Mr Ravi Arora, Vice President, Group Innovation, Tata Sons

·        Dr Gopichand Katragadda CEO Myelin Foundry

1045 – 1055 Hrs Interaction
1055 – 1100 Hrs Concluding Remarks Dr Rishikesha Krishnan
1100 – 1200 Hrs Plenary Session with Venture Capitalists on “Bangalore as an Innovation Hub”

Bangalore has been one of the fastest growing technology clusters in the world and a hot spot for Startups, nationally and globally. Venture capital has been a key decisive factor that fosters the growth of start-ups and Bangalore has been a golden spot for VCs to invest in futuristic and pathbreaking startups that have been solving some challenging problem statements across the globe. Over the years, venture capital has been playing a critical role in evolving the Innovation ecosystem of our country and thus has been regulated constantly debated through the lenses of policy makers. The session shall deliberate on the potential of Venture Capital that shall further promote the Indian Innovation diaspora.

1100 – 1110 Hrs Opening remarks and context setting Mr Avnish Sabharwal

Managing Director, Accenture Ventures & Open Innovation

1110 – 1140 Hrs Panelists

·        Mr Ganapathy Venugopal, Co- Founder & CEO, Axilor Ventures

·        Mr Ashwin Raghuraman, Bharat Innovation Fund

·        Mr Naganand Doraswamy, Managing Partner & Founder, Ideaspring Capital

·        Ms Richa Natarajan, Partner - UC Growth Equity, Unitus Capital

1140 – 1150 Hrs Interaction
1150 – 1200 Hrs Closing Remarks Mr Avnish Sabharwal

Managing Director, Accenture Ventures & Open Innovation

1200 – 1300 Hrs Session on Cyber Security
1200 – 1210 Hrs Opening Remarks by Session Moderator Mr Vishal Salvi

CISO, Infosys Ltd

1210 – 1250 Hrs Panelist:

·        Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, IIIT Hyderabad

·        Mr Brijesh Dutta, EVP & CISO, Reliance Jio

·        Mr Abhishek Malhotra, Managing Partner, TMT law Practice

1250 – 1300 Hrs Concluding Remarks Mr Vishal Salvi

CISO, Infosys Ltd

 

1700 - 1830 Hrs

Plenary session on “Redefining Innovation for the Next World – Fostering Research & Development for the next World”

With newer sets of challenges and opportunities, the Global Industrial Ecosystem is going through a paradigm shift, where continuous Innovation is the key to survive and sustain through the emerging changes. While we craft the future of our Nation, being cognizant of the changing pace of change, Innovation across verticals shall reinforce the need to navigate through these challenges and emerge as a leader in the Global ecosystem. Research & Development coupled with disruptive technologies shall pave the way to redefine the Innovation for the new world. A culture of research & Development for innovation amongst the enterprises is to be fostered, which comes through diverse talent, risk-taking, and the creativity edge. It is also important for the organisations to embrace R&D as an enabler to foster the innovation ecosystem within, which supports to drive competitiveness and create new competencies and survive in this dynamic world of transformation.

1700 – 1705 Hrs Welcome Remarks by session moderator Dr Gopichand Katragadda

Co-Founder & CEO

Myelin Foundry

1705 – 1810 Hrs Panelists

·        Ms Poyni Bhat, CEO, Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SINE), IIT Bombay

·        Mr Krishnan Balasubramaniam, Professor, IIT Madras

·        Dr Kris Sridhar, Executive Director – Asia R&D Operations, 3M Asia

·        Dr Aloknath De, CTO, Samsung R&D

·        Ms Mili Srivastava, Partner, Procure, Invest in potential start ups, DIAGEO India Ventures

1810 – 1825 Hrs Interaction & Q&A
1825 – 1830 Hrs Concluding Remarks Dr Gopichand Katragadda
1830 – 1915 Hrs   Valedictory Session
1830 – 1835 Hrs Welcome Remarks Mr Ramesh Ramadurai

Chairman, CII Karnataka State Council & Managing Director,

3M India Ltd

1835 – 1845 Hrs Summit Sum – up Mr I Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi

CTO and Co-Founder,

Crayon Data 

1845 – 1855 Hrs Special Address Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan

Past President, CII & Chairman, Axilor Ventures & Co- Founder, Infosys Ltd

1855 – 1910 Hrs Valedictory Address Shri Murugesh Rudrappa Nirani

Hon’ble Minister for Large & Medium Industries

Government of Karnatak

1910 – 1915 Hrs Closing Remarks Ms Jyothi Pradhan

Vice Chairperson, CII Karnataka State Council & CEO,

Kurlon Enterprise Ltd