KDEM Activities @ Q1

3rd Edition
April - June 2024

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Message from our Leaders

Chairman, KDEM

Welcome to the third edition of KDEM’s quarterly newsletter! As we continue our journey to accelerate the growth of Karnataka’s digital economy, I am proud to share the progress and milestones achieved over the past few months. Our initiatives in fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, and talent creation have seen remarkable success, further strengthening our vibrant ecosystem. This newsletter highlights our collaborative efforts and the impact of our strategic interventions. Together, let’s continue to drive Karnataka towards becoming a global leader in the digital economy. Thank you for your continued support and participation.

CEO, KDEM

As CEO of the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission, I am delighted to present the third edition of our quarterly newsletter. Our mission is to drive Karnataka’s digital economy forward through innovation, entrepreneurship, and transformative initiatives. In the past quarter, we have made significant strides in creating job opportunities, boosting economic growth, and enhancing talent availability. This edition highlights our key initiatives, including our emerging tech strategy, efforts to foster innovation, and the strength of our public-private partnerships. Together, let’s continue to build a brighter future for Karnataka’s digital landscape. Thank you for your unwavering support and commitment.

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Activities

'Future of Work: Discovering the Secret Sauce'
2nd May 2024

Participated in the event 'Future of Work: Discovering the Secret Sauce' organized by AMCHAM India, where Dr. Ekroop Caur, IAS, Secretary to the Government, Department of Electronics, Information Technology, Biotechnology, and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka, delivered a special address. She highlighted the state's skilling initiatives designed to drive and support Global Capability Centers (GCCs) in Karnataka, emphasizing the importance of these efforts in fostering the future of work.
Stakeholder consultation for Karnataka GCC Policy with Dr. Ekroop Caur, IAS
24th May 2024
 
Participated in a stakeholder consultation for the upcoming Karnataka GCC policy alongside Dr. Ekroop Caur, Secretary of Electronics, IT, Biotechnology, and Science & Technology for the Government of Karnataka. This session was organized in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM India). For ongoing updates and details on the GCC policy.
Nasscom GCC Conclave 2024
30th and 31st May 2024

Participated in the world's largest GCC Conclave in Bengaluru - Nasscom GCC Conclave 2024, where Darshan HV, IAS - MD of KITS, Department of ITBT, Government of Karnataka, delivered a compelling keynote at the nasscom GCC Summit. Key highlights included India's rise as the "Global GCC Capital," with over 1,580 GCCs and a projected 12%-14% CAGR till 2030. Karnataka leads with 44% of India's GCCs, a vibrant talent pool, robust R&D ecosystem, and dynamic startup culture. The state is also a top global city for AI innovation. The Karnataka government supports growth with strategic incentives, funding for startups, and Centres of Excellence. Future plans include a new GCC policy and the "Beyond Bengaluru" initiative to expand the digital economy to Tier II and III cities, ensuring Karnataka remains a top destination for GCCs and startups.
4th Edition of Global Capability Centers Summit 2024
21st June 2024

Participated in the Global Capability Centers Summit 2024, where Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, CEO of KDEM, delivered a keynote address on "Navigating GCC Policy Labyrinths: Riding the Regulatory Rollercoaster." He highlighted KDEM's role in promoting Karnataka's digital economy and its contribution to the prime minister’s vision of a US$1 trillion digital economy. Emphasizing the crucial role of GCC and IT/ITeS sectors, he noted Karnataka's recognition as the second largest hub of AI resources globally. Gupta made four key requests to the GCC leadership: develop a new definition for GCCs in India, elevate Indian leadership on global boards, engage with the startup ecosystem for mutual growth, and include emerging tech clusters like Mysuru, Mangaluru, and Hubballi-Dharwad-Belagavi in their expansion plans.
Indo-Spanish Economic Collaborations: Exploring Investment Opportunities in Karnataka & India
26th June 2024

Participated with our partner country Spain in the interactive session on "Spain/EU - India and Karnataka Economic Corridor" with the Indo-Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Bengaluru. Key stakeholders explored investment opportunities in Karnataka, emphasizing its $230 billion GSDP, leadership in exports and FDI, and strong innovation and technology sector. The state’s dynamic startup ecosystem, home to 400 Fortune 500 companies, was highlighted as a prime destination for Global Capability Centers (GCCs) and Spanish companies, fostering new partnerships and economic growth.
Karnataka Hosts Stakeholder Consultation for Groundbreaking GCC Policy Development
May 31st, 2024  
Participated in a stakeholder consultation for the upcoming Karnataka GCC policy, hosted by the Department of Electronics, IT, and BT in partnership with EY. Shri Darshan HV, IAS, Managing Director, KITS, GoK, chaired the roundtable, which included center heads of major GCCs in the state and EY India GCC leaders Arindam Sen, Vijay Shankar, and Sujit Cheruvatath. The session featured discussions on challenges faced by GCCs and their policy expectations. The government is committed to incorporating these insights and suggestions to frame this first-of-its-kind policy in the country.

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40%
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of IT/ITES and BPM companies are located in Karnataka.
34%
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of GCC companies in India are located in Karnataka
8.2%
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of India’s overall GDP is from Karnataka’s GSDP
60%
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of India’s Forbes Global 2000 companies present in Bengaluru
5500+
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IT/ITES companies present in Karnataka
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MNCs contribute over $58 billion to Karnataka’s exports
40%
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of India’s total software exports, valued at $155 billion, is constituted to Karnataka
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Activities

SFAL Investor Day: Catalyzing Innovation and Investment
12th April 2024

Participated in the SFAL Investor Day that brought together 6 investors who engaged in over 50 private meetings with dynamic startups. The event aimed at creating a platform for startups to thrive by offering unparalleled resources and support for innovation. This event was a tremendous success, furthering the mission of advancing India's ESDM sector through innovation and investment.
PCB Copper and Laminate Supply Chain Stratergy Meet at AT&T
1th June 2024

Organized the 'PCB Supply Chain' strategy meet, hosted by Santosh Gundapi at AT&S Nanjangud and chaired by Ms. Parnika Pavanram. The meeting brought together leaders from the electronics industry, including representatives from the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association, Electronic Industries Association of India-ELCINA, IT BT Department, Karnataka, and KDEM. The objective was to brainstorm on developing Mysuru into a full-fledged PCB ecosystem for the nation. This collaborative effort is expected to significantly boost the local electronics industry, positioning Mysuru as a key player in the national PCB supply chain.
GoK Delegation Engages with Applied Materials Inc. to Strengthen Semiconductor Manufacturing in Karnataka
June 7th, 2024

Lead a delegation from the Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S&T, Government of Karnataka to Applied Materials Inc. in Silicon Valley, California on 5th June 2024. Led by Smt. Parnika Pavanram, General Manager – Electronics and Biotech, the team, including Mr. Sujay Shetty, Executive Director, PwC India, engaged in productive discussions with senior executives from Applied Materials, a global leader in semiconductor equipment manufacturing. The delegation learned about the company's advanced global operations and future business plans in Karnataka. They also presented Karnataka’s readiness to support the development of a robust ecosystem for the semiconductor equipment manufacturing value chain. The visit concluded with a detailed fab walk-through of Applied Materials' advanced R&D labs, providing valuable insights into their cutting-edge activities.

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100+
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Chip Design Houses
40%
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National Share in Electronic Design
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National Share in electronic Product companies
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Contribution to India’s electronics production Output
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Export oriented Manufacturing units
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Activities

Direction Setting Workshop for Women in Manufacturing: Addressing Challenges and Opportunities

6th April 2024
Participated in the Direction Setting Workshop today, part of the 'Women In Manufacturing: Sisterhood' initiative organized by leading corporations such as Tata Electronics Pvt. Ltd., GE, ITC Limited, and TVS Motor Company. Ms. Supria Dhanda, the Lead Anchor of Women@Work, highlighted strategic interventions aimed at fostering a supportive ecosystem for women in manufacturing. The workshop focused on understanding the industry's challenges and opportunities, emphasizing the importance of building the right stakeholder community to address key hiring issues.
Survey on Digital Job Demand in Karnataka: Bridging Skill Gaps and Enhancing Employment Opportunities

9th May 2024
Conducted a survey to analyze the digital job demand in Karnataka, aiming to bridge the gap between available digital skills and industry needs, and facilitate effective employment opportunities for both freshers and experienced candidates. The survey gathered data on job demand trends, recruitment challenges, and the readiness of companies to engage with government initiatives for skill development.
India Skills Competition 2024

21st May 2024
Participated as part of the delegation representing Karnataka at the India Skills Competition 2024, where Karnataka proudly secured the 2nd rank, demonstrating exceptional talent and commitment. The state achieved an impressive tally of medals: 13 Gold, 12 Silver, 3 Bronze, and 19 Medals of Excellence, totaling 47 medals. This success highlights the hard work and dedication of all participants and the significant role played by the Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC)
Industry Consultation Meeting Chaired by Smt. Uma Mahadevan-Dasgupta, IAS

24th May 2024
Partnered with AMCHAM India to host an industry consultation meeting chaired by Smt. Uma Mahadevan-Dasgupta, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary (Panchayat Raj) of the Department of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Govt of Karnataka. The meeting focused on various key areas, including educational initiatives from K12 to higher education, training programs, job creation efforts, support for Self-help Groups, rural development projects, promoting Karnataka talent globally, and development across unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled categories.
Youth Summit 2024

19th June 2024
Participated in the Youth Summit 2024 where Sanjeev Gupta, CEO of KDEM, delivered a keynote address. His speech provided valuable perspectives and practical guidance on navigating and excelling in the digital era. The summit offered students, young professionals, and aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to gain insights from a leader at the forefront of digital transformation, aiming to inspire and equip the youth for success in the evolving technological landscape.


Karnataka R&D Conclave: Paving the Way for Technological Collaboration and Innovation

19th June 2024
KDEM was a part of the First Edition of the CII Karnataka R&D Conclave at Shangri-La, Bengaluru. The delegation from the Department of ITBT met with industry leaders to discuss strengthening R&D collaborations. Hon’ble Minister for ITBT, Shri Priyank M Kharge, highlighted Karnataka's skilled professionals across 401 R&D centers and the importance of upskilling and reskilling to build a talent pool and generate employment. He also emphasized the need for regular interaction between industry, academia, and R&D institutes to foster technological collaboration. As a global hub for R&D in the software industry, we are focusing on establishing an institutional framework to facilitate innovation in the market and positioning Karnataka competitively on the global stage.

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Activities

TiE Global Summit 2024 Curtain Raiser - Mysuru Chapter 20th April 2024

Participated as a Strategic Partner at the TGS 2024 Curtain Raiser Event organized by TiE Mysuru, where Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, CEO of KDEM, and Mr. Madan Padaki, President of TiE Bangalore, shared their ambitious visions for the future of entrepreneurship. He highlighted Mysuru's strategic developments, including the upcoming establishment of a 3000-seater Global Technology Center, and emphasized the collaborative effort to make TGS 2024 the “global entrepreneurship Olympics.” Both leaders stressed the importance of local community collaboration to drive success, marking a significant step in showcasing India's entrepreneurial capabilities.
Empowering Startups: Insights and Strategies from WeWork Labs Panel Discussion
25th April 2024

Participated in a fantastic panel discussion with WeWork Labs, featuring insightful perspectives from industry leaders! Thanks to WeWork, co-panel leaders, startup leaders, and partners! We delved into crucial gaps in the startup ecosystem that the government could address, exploring avenues where state-led initiatives can make a difference, from the scarcity of quality talent to fostering local integration. We highlighted the importance of bridging the gap between startups and educational institutions, discussing strategies for seamless integration of the startup ecosystem into college hiring processes. Additionally, we explored the potential of creating platforms to bring together founders from diverse geographical backgrounds. Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM)'s impactful role in nurturing thriving startup ecosystems in emerging cities like Mysuru, Mangaluru, Hubballi, Dharwad, and Belagavi was also discussed.
Delegate Visit From Government of Rajasthan at the KDEM Office
16th May 2024

Hosted Mr. Inderjeet Singh, Commissioner for the Housing Board Department and Special Secretary of the IT & Communication Department, Government of Rajasthan, at the KDEM office. Siddhartha Anand, VP of KDEM, provided an overview of Karnataka's thriving startup ecosystem and KDEM's innovative initiatives. Mr. Singh expressed deep interest in KDEM's programs and operations, leading to fruitful discussions about ongoing projects in both Karnataka and Rajasthan and exploring potential areas for collaboration. The visit also included a tour of the Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH), highlighting our commitment to fostering technological and entrepreneurial growth. This interaction underscored the potential for significant collaboration between the two states.
Tech4Good: Platforms, AI and Impact
30th May 2024

We hosted the ‘Tech4Good: Platforms, AI, and Impact’ community meetup (hybrid mode) at our office. The event focused on how entrepreneurs leverage technology for broader social impact, celebrating the spirit of World Telecommunication & Information Society Day. Bringing together founders, investors, and enablers, this was the 7th event in our Tech4Good series, produced and anchored by MXR.world (‘mixers across the world’). Participants explored 130+ pitch decks from our 35 events last year, engaged in roundtable discussions with experts, investors, bankers, mentors, government agencies, and ecosystem enablers, and debated how to scale social innovations. The event provided an invaluable opportunity for connection, learning, and collaboration.
𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐊𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐚 & 𝐊𝐃𝐄𝐌 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐭 𝐏𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐧 3.0 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐒𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐡'𝐃 2024!
5th June 2024

Partnered with Headstart Karnataka for Bharat Pitchathon 3.0 and Bangalore Slush'D 2024, this collaboration aimed to leverage the strengths and networks of both organizations to bring unparalleled opportunities to startups across the state. The objective is to create a transformative journey for startups to pitch their ideas to top investors, gain invaluable insights from industry experts, and access a wealth of resources. Selected startups will have the chance to pitch at the prestigious Bangalore Slush'D 2024, significantly enhancing their growth prospects and visibility.
Startup-CA Series: Mastering Basic Bookkeeping Practices for Startups
7th June 2024

Became the strategic partner for the Startup-CA Series, hosting an insightful session on basic bookkeeping practices for startups. The session featured CA. Deepika A P, Associate Partner at BCL India, who covered key topics such as maintaining accurate financial records, tracking revenues, understanding bookkeeping principles, and empowering participants with basic financial literacy. The objective was to equip startups with essential financial skills, positively impacting their financial management and overall business success.
4th Edition of Emerging Star Startup Awards 2024
16th June 2024

Became the state partner for the 4th Edition of BCIC Emerging Star Start-up Awards 2024. This partnership aimed to provide Karnataka's startup owners with an opportunity to gain recognition, enhance their visibility, and drive their business growth through the prestigious awards platform.
Karnataka Acceleration Network: Call for Application
17th June 2024

Launched a call for applications for the Karnataka Acceleration Network, a unique accelerator program aimed at elevating innovative startups in Karnataka. The program, in collaboration with the Dept of Electronics, IT BT Department, Karnataka and Science & Technology, aimed to enhance the acceleration ecosystem across the state. Bengaluru-based accelerators were set to collaborate with incubators and accelerators in Mysuru, Mangaluru, and Hubballi-Dharwad-Belagavi through joint cohorts, sharing best practices and propelling startups to the next level. This initiative sought to drive growth and innovation within the state's startup community.
Headstart Startup Mixer - Where Innovation Meets Opportunity
18th June 2024

Participated in the Startup Mixer organized by Headstart Karnataka, which brought together VCs, founders, and industry leaders to network, share insights, and foster collaboration. Key highlights included networking opportunities with top venture capitalists and industry players, a fireside chat featuring founders who shared their journeys and advice, and a collaborative environment for pitching startups, finding co-founders, and gaining valuable knowledge. This mixer aimed to create meaningful connections and drive growth and innovation within the startup ecosystem.
India Global Innovation Connect 2024  
6th & 7th June 2024  
 
Participated in the India Global Innovation Connect 2024 as the strategic partner, co-organized by the Government of Karnataka, Startup Karnataka, and K-tech. This prestigious event brought together industry leaders, innovators, and policymakers to discuss the future of innovation and entrepreneurship. Mr. BV Naidu, Chairman of KDEM, and Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, CEO of KDEM, participated in key panel discussions, highlighting India's startup ecosystem, exponential growth, and government initiatives. Mr. BV Naidu also engaged with Mr. Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa of India, on shaping India's technological landscape. Additionally, Sri. Darshan H V, IAS, participated in a panel on "Biotech and Genomics," exploring opportunities in the field. The event emphasized Karnataka's role as a global technology hub and its support for emerging tech clusters.

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Homepreneur Summit 2024
27th June 2024

Participated in the Homepreneur Summit 2024, which provided a platform for networking, learning, and showcasing ideas to industry leaders. Attendees gained insights into sustainable and smart housing solutions, participated in hands-on workshops, and explored emerging technologies reshaping living spaces. The event connected a diverse group of entrepreneurs and visionaries in the housing industry, fostering collaboration and innovation in home solutions.
Startup Delegation Visit to KDEM
28th June 2024

Hosted the Startup Delegation organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry Karnataka Industry - Startup Taskforce, providing CII Startup members with an in-depth understanding of the state’s startup policies, grants, and ecosystem. Mr. Sunil G Acharya, Senior Advisor at KDEM, highlighted Karnataka’s thriving startup ecosystem, state policies, incentives, and government initiatives supporting startups. The discussion with CII representatives and the startup delegation was engaging and insightful, culminating in a dynamic Q&A session. Various areas of collaboration between KDEM and the CII Startup Taskforce were explored, and participants engaged with key stakeholders, visited the Reserve Bank Innovation Hub, and networked with innovative startups from NASSCOM CoE, IoT.
Startup Trail by Gully Tours: Founders and Corporate Leaders Explore Karnataka's Startup Ecosystem
29th June 2024

Welcomed a group of 15 dynamic founders and corporate leaders as part of the Startup Trail by Gully Tours. Tarun Raj and Niveditha SP briefed the delegation on Karnataka’s startup narrative, state-funded incubators, Centers of Excellence, the VC funding landscape, Bengaluru’s rise as the GCC capital, and state-supported funding initiatives. The group then visited NASSCOM CoE-IoT, engaging with its representatives and startups. With over 45 Unicorns and 50 more in the pipeline, Karnataka is set to become a leading startup destination globally, supported by 4,000+ active angels, VCs, and Family Offices. The State Government offers benefits like marketing cost reimbursement, patent filing cost reimbursement, 100% reimbursement of State GST, and quality certification reimbursement.
Forging Global Tech Alliances: Key Highlights from Karnataka's Roundtable at London Tech Week
26th June 2024


The Department of ITBT organized a roundtable at London Tech Week with tech leaders, senior government representatives, and leading startups to explore collaboration opportunities between Karnataka and various countries. Key points included promoting Karnataka as a global investment hub, showing strong interest in AI and Quantum Tech collaborations, and discussing the facilitation of international startup soft-landing, both into and out of Karnataka. Karnataka looks forward to forming productive partnerships to enhance its tech and innovation ecosystem.

Activities

Inauguration of Ahana Systems and Solutions Pvt. Ltd.'s Global Delivery Centre in Hubballi
10th May 2024

Participated in the inauguration of Ahana Systems and Solutions Pvt. Ltd.'s Global Delivery Centre in Hubballi on the 10th of May 2024, marking a significant expansion to the #BeyondBengaluru HDB Cluster. Ahana IT Services, with over 14 years of expertise, is leveraging this strategic move to tap into local talent in Hubli, aiming to grow its workforce significantly over the next 3-5 years. This expansion highlights the potential of the HDB cluster to become a hub for technological advancement, with KDEM playing a crucial role in fostering this development.
Insightful Interaction with Abhijit Shanbhag on Strengthening Karnataka's Tech Ecosystem
16th May 2024

Hosted Abhijit Shanbhag, President & CEO at Graymatics, Inc., in Bangalore, where KDEM's team, including CEO Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, Suvin Narayan, Siddhartha Anand, Bharath Chandra BK, and Dr. E V Ramana Reddy, IAS (Retd), Chairman of the Karnataka Skill Development Authority (KSDA), discussed KDEM's impactful initiatives. The meeting underscored KDEM's success in attracting international tech companies to Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities in Karnataka. Following the discussions, Graymatics committed to establishing a presence in Dharwad and plans to expand to Mangaluru, highlighting the significant influence of KDEM's efforts.
Lauch of #BackToRoots Initiative
17th May 2024

Launched the Back to Roots Initiative, inviting expatriates from Karnataka to contribute to their homeland. Throught this initiative we aimed to assist and support individuals looking to return and thrive in Karnataka, the land of opportunities. This initiative encouraged expatriates to reconnect with their roots and make a meaningful impact in their native clusters as well as the state as a whole.
The Silicon Beach Dialogue Series
18th May 2024
 
Participated in the Silicon Beach Dialogue Series where Mr Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, CEO, KDEM, in his address, emphasized KDEM's commitment to transforming Karnataka into a global technology hub. By highlighting various successful initiatives, such as fostering innovation in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, promoting startup ecosystems, and driving digital employment, he underscored the significant strides KDEM has made in enhancing the state's tech landscape. This event marked a pivotal moment in showcasing Karnataka's potential and fostering collaboration among industry leaders to drive further technological advancement and economic growth.
Open Network For Digital Commerce (ONDC) Workshop
13th June 2024  
 
Partnered with the Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the upcoming initiative, inviting companies, startups, manufacturers, and enterprises in both B2B and B2C segments to join the Government of India's Open Network For Digital Commerce (ONDC) platform. This initiative aimed to help businesses expand their market reach and connect with consumers across India, ultimately boosting their growth and market presence.

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Awards & Achievements

KDEM bagged the 'Best Digital Ecosystem Enabler Award in the Country'

Blogs

The Future of ESDM Leadership: Karnataka at the Forefront

The Indian Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector is experiencing a period of phenomenal growth.
July 1, 2024

The Fintech Revolution in India: Success, Opportunities, Challenges

India boasts one of the world’s fastest-growing fintech markets, with a current size of USD 584 billion and a projected. June 25, 2024
Infographic for Mangaluru Cluster, highlighting a thriving talent pool with 20K+ STEM graduates, cost-effective infrastructure with 25% lower relocation costs, and a strong ecosystem with 200+ startups and INR 3000+ crore export revenues, all under the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission banner.

The Mangaluru Cluster: Growing Nexus

In the past decade, the Mangaluru cluster (Mangaluru and Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, and Kodagu districts)
June 19, 2024

KDEM NEWSLETTER

1st Quarter'23 (Apr - Jun)

Issue: JULY 2023 | Launch Edition

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Chairman, KDEM
Welcome to the inaugural newsletter of KDEM! Join us in accelerating the growth of Karnataka’s digital economy. As Chairman of the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission, I’m excited to lead this industry-driven initiative, fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, and talent creation. Let’s create a vibrant ecosystem for a thriving digital economy in Karnataka!
CEO, KDEM
As CEO of Karnataka Digital Economy Mission, I’m thrilled to share our vision of driving the digital economy through innovation, entrepreneurship, and transformation. Join us to create jobs, boost growth, and enhance talent availability. Key initiatives: emerging tech strategy, fostering innovation, and public-private partnerships. Let’s build a brighter future for Karnataka!
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US Roadshow

KDEM’s US roadshow, in partnership with Mikro Grafeio, resulted in 80+ signed Letter of Intent’s from GCC investors, highlighting Karnataka’s appeal as a prime digital economy investment destination.

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Avinash

Program Manager

Did You Know?

40%

of IT/ITES and BPM companies are located in Karnataka.

34%

of GCC companies in India are located in Karnataka

8.2%

of India’s overall GDP is from Karnataka’s GSDP

60%

of India’s Forbes Global 2000 companies present in Bengaluru

5500+

IT/ITES companies present in Karnataka

750

MNCs contribute over $58 billion to Karnataka’s exports.

40%

of India’s total software exports, valued at $155 billion, is constituted to Karnataka

Activities

IESA Spacetronics and Deftronics

KDEM’s co-hosted event with IESA showcased Karnataka as a global hub for Spacetronics, Deftronics, and Aerospace. It facilitated startup showcases, industry collaborations, and emphasized the state’s talent, ecosystem, policies, and market opportunities. The event also highlighted Belagavi’s potential as a drone cluster for industrial expansion.

Did You Know?

100+

Chip Design Houses

40%

National Share in Electronic Design

50%

National Share in electronic Product companies

10%

Contribution to India’s electronics production Output

300+

Export oriented Manufacturing units

400+

R&D Centers

100+
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Chip Design Houses
40%
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National Share in Electronic Design
50%
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National Share in electronic Product companies
10%
Read More
Contribution to India’s electronics production Output
300+
Read More
Export oriented Manufacturing units
400+
Read More
R&D Centers
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