Government of Gujarat to host National Summit on Innovation & Technology in Gandhinagar on 30 September & 1 October


    The National Summit on Innovation and Technology is organized as part of Pre-Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017 by the state government in Gandhinagar at the Mahatma Mandir from 30th September 2016 to 1st October 2016. The two days Summit will commence with Bio-technology and Startups on the first day followed by IT and Electronics on the second day and expects to see participation from the leaders of IT & Electronics industry and over 400 companies from across the country.

    The NSIT summit will be inaugurated by the Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat- Shri Vijaybhai Rupani; Speaking ahead of the 2 days NSIT summit, Shri Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister, Gujarat, said “Smart world needs smart technology. Now is the time to stand up and start up to Make IT in Gujarat”. He further called upon the startups and young entrepreneurs to think Big and dream Big.”

    The NSIT summit intents to provide an effective platform to pull in experts, professionals, software solution providers, industry leaders, academia, start-ups to participate, interact, exchange, opinions, views, discuss issues and analyze solution frame works. The agenda of addressing the real issues impacting business decisions and discussing possible solutions differentiates it from the traditional workshops or conferences.

    The NSIT summit will host 30 emerging startups, venture capitalists, angel investors on a common platform allowing them to make their case in front of jury seated by top industrialists of the IT/Electronics and Biotechnology industry giving the participants five minutes window to promising opportunities. The summit will also see live technology demonstration from major players in technology like SAP, Microsoft, IBM among others and an encouraging 6 month free platform access for startups and entrepreneurs of the state in addition to free mentoring and accelerator programs.

    Shri Dhananjay Dwivedi, Secretary (IT, Science & Technology), Government of Gujarat said “This summit will provide a platform for Startups and entrepreneurs who wish to dream big. At the Summit, the participants will get a chance to interact with the top enterprises, policy makers and venture capitalists as well as showcase their ideas and prototypes.”

    The focus of the summit will be on Trending Technology – Technologies on Horizon, Disruptive Innovations – The Fantastical Theatre of Engineering Innovation; and Application of Technologies within reach for the new age business solutions. Being divided into substantive sessions and exhibitions; it provides the opportunity to all stakeholders to focus on specific areas from their own perspective and professional experience.

    About Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit:

    The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, which started in 2003 to rekindle the pace of investments in the state, has since established itself as one of the most important international business events in the country. Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is an example of the visionary approach of the Government of Gujarat towards inclusive and sustainable development by ensuring policy coherence and effective investment promotion. Far from the regional investment fair that characterized the first Summit in 2003, the biennial Summit has today become a unique forum for idea exchange, knowledge sharing, networking, explore business opportunities, sign cooperation agreements and partnerships, while setting the policy agenda to meet some of the current global challenges.

    Having successfully organized seven constructive summits, Government of Gujarat, as part of its journey towards sustainable long-term growth and inclusive development is organizing the 8th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit from the 10th to 13th of January 2017 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar. The central focus of the 8th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is “Sustainable Economic and Social Development”. The Summit will bring together Heads of States and Governments, Ministers, leaders from the corporate world, senior policy makers, heads of international institutions and academia from around the world to further the cause of development and promote cooperation.