The expo witnessed a complete of 500 taking part manufacturers, 50+ convention periods (on-ground and digital), and 250 eminent audio system talking co-currently throughout an enormous vary of subjects.
From transformative Digital Technologies, together with Fintech, SaaS, IoT, AI, ML, VR, Blockchain to Gaming, Indian startups are enjoying a pivotal position within the Indian progress story. Celebrating India’s entrepreneurial spirit and the burgeoning startup ecosystem within the nation, India’s largest expertise and infrastructure occasion – the 28th Convergence India and the sixth Smart Cities India Expo 2021 – concluded Day three on a excessive notice.
The three-day occasion introduced collectively founders and startup fans from across the nation beneath one roof on the Startup Pavilion. The occasion – curated for creators and innovators who shared their initiatives, information, passions and insights – was a fantastic platform for networking, and a gathering level for aspiring entrepreneurs constructing cutting-edge applied sciences for the long run.
The Startup Pavilion, supported by ‘Startup India’, featured 35+ startups throughout varied segments of ICT & Smart Cities applied sciences, bringing to gentle new improvements this 12 months, and selling the Government of India’s initiative of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. The devoted pavilion on the expo displayed options from the realm of good cities, healthcare, robotics, clever constructing, vitality, transportation, water administration, gaming, and extra. Some of the startups featured on the Startup Pavilion have been Transight, Greatasthan, CoreIoT, Groupe Cahors, Panelstack, IIIoT Infotech, WebSoftIoT, amongst many others. The Department of Information Technology, Government of Bihar, has set-up an impartial sales space that includes the newest tech improvements.
Relaying his expertise, Aniruddha Bendarkar, Business Development Executive, mPHATEK, stated, “Over the last year, we have attended various expos and conclaves but all were virtual. It was just amazing to be a part of this expo in-person. We have come from Pune and this expo provides us with a great platform to network, especially in-person. It has been a great three days.”
Praveen Kumar, COO, TechScooper stated, “These three days have just been better than we expected. We, in fact, received quite a few interests, that may help us convert to leads. I am glad to be a part of this phygital event, that let us connected not just in-person but also virtually.”
This 12 months’s version additionally featured a ‘Startup Pitch’ competitors, sponsored by Incubation Centre, IIT Patna, throughout varied sectors together with Internet of Things (IoT), Automation, Mechatronics, Robotics, Medical Electronics, Industry 4.0, Smart Cities and different associated ESDM. Nimble Vision Pvt. Ltd emerged because the winner within the distinctive Startup Pitch competitors who was awarded a money prize of INR 1 lac. The two runners up have been CorIoT and Swiftheal.
The worldwide exhibition marked an eventful final day, after an amazing trade response. For the primary time, the expo has adopted a hybrid method being concurrently held in each bodily and digital codecs. 60 worldwide manufacturers joined just about at this hybrid occasion, with interactive options together with digital cubicles, exhibitor conferences, exhibitor stay chat, video calls & digital room, exhibitor product market, exhibitor lead seize, and extra.
The expo witnessed a complete of 500 taking part manufacturers, 50+ convention periods (on-ground and digital), and 250 eminent audio system talking co-currently throughout an enormous vary of subjects within the first stay and in-person occasion performed between 24th and 26th, 2021 at Pragati Maidan, Delhi.
The 28th Convergence India and the sixth Smart Cities India Expo 2021 concluded with the Smart City India (SCI) Awards. SCI Awards is a singular platform designed to felicitate, acknowledge and encourage people, coverage makers, corporations, municipalities, authorities our bodies and associations to light up the work accomplished throughout each city and rural sectors. It is a well-recognized trade platform with 800+ submissions reviewed by an eminent jury comprising trade veterans.
The award felicitation was graced by Chief Guest Jibesh Kumar, Hon’ble Minister Department of IT, Government of Bihar, who congratulated the organisers for a profitable occasion and stated, “The 28th Convergence India and 6th Smart Cities India expo has deftly demonstrated over the last 3 days how it’s time to restart growth in the country with B2B exhibitions, and how trade events can be held with appropriate safety measures in place. My congratulations to the organizers- Exhibitions India Group and India Trade Promotion Organisation- for curating an excellent industry gathering towards the incredible cause of Building a Digital and Smart India.”
He additional added, “India’s IT and IT-enabled Services (IT-ITES) industry has the potential to be a driving force in harnessing new technologies, impacting all sectors including agriculture, health, education, manufacturing, and more; thereby creating significant employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in the country. India has emerged as the digital capabilities hub in the world, with around 75% of global digital talent present in the country.”
During the Smart City India Awards, the Guest of Honour, Anju Bhalla, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Science & Technology, stated, “The successful conduct of the event that culminates today is a harbinger of hope at so many different levels. Not just for the future of the smart cities but also for all the habitations of the country. It is very appropriately called the ‘Convergence India’ as we have seen convergence of so many different sectors of the economy coming together to present this holistic vision of a futuristic India.”
Awards have been felicitated to 19 metropolis initiatives for his or her revolutionary options and contributions throughout varied classes. Amongst the winners have been Jabalpur Smart City Ltd for Kamaniya Gate/Ghanta Ghar, Jabalpur, within the class Heritage City; Dehradun Smart City Ltd. for Migrant- Tracking & Health Monitoring System for COVID-19, in the class Health Project; Apollo Gleneagles Hospital Ltd., within the class Green Building; Govt. of Telangana for Haritha Haram Project, within the class Green and Clean City; ESRI India for Varanasi Smart City within the class Digital City; Jabalpur Smart City Ltd for Solar Rooftop Power Plant within the class Energy Efficiency Project and so on.