KDEM NEWSLETTER

October 2023 - February 2024

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Message from our Leaders

Chairman, KDEM

Welcome to the Quarterly 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.

Did You Know?

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
750
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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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Beyond Bengaluru Cluster Details

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The Big Tech Show, Mysuru 2023

The Mysuru Big Tech Show 2023 showcased Mysuru as an emerging tech hub, emphasizing government support for tech innovations and startups through policies and Centers of Excellence. The event highlighted the city’s potential for cyber security, Global Capability Centers, and technological investments, marking a strategic push to extend Karnataka’s technological development beyond Bengaluru​.

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Hubballi-Dharwad-Belagavi Techceleration 2023

The Hubballi-Dharwad-Belagavi Techceleration 2023 fostered significant advancement within the HDB cluster, evidenced by strategic partnerships and industry commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship, culminating in tangible developments such as product launches and company establishments. This event reflected the dynamic growth of the region’s tech ecosystem and underscored its potential to become a central hub for technology and innovation.

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Mangaluru Technovanza 3.0

Mangaluru Technovanza 3.0 solidified the city’s identity as the “#SiliconBeachOfIndia,” reflecting its ascent as a prominent tech hub with a focus on substantial IT workforce growth, the establishment of new companies, and the diversification of its technological sectors. The event underscored the city’s strategic initiatives in the Smart City project, aiming to transform it into a more efficient and liveable urban area, indicative of its evolving influence in Karnataka’s economic landscape​​.

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Belagavi Blue

Mangaluru Technovanza 3.0 solidified the city’s identity as the “#SiliconBeachOfIndia,” reflecting its ascent as a prominent tech hub with a focus on substantial IT workforce growth, the establishment of new companies, and the diversification of its technological sectors. The event underscored the city’s strategic initiatives in the Smart City project, aiming to transform it into a more efficient and liveable urban area, indicative of its evolving influence in Karnataka’s economic landscape​​.

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Mysuru Blue

Mangaluru Technovanza 3.0 solidified the city’s identity as the “#SiliconBeachOfIndia,” reflecting its ascent as a prominent tech hub with a focus on substantial IT workforce growth, the establishment of new companies, and the diversification of its technological sectors. The event underscored the city’s strategic initiatives in the Smart City project, aiming to transform it into a more efficient and liveable urban area, indicative of its evolving influence in Karnataka’s economic landscape​​.

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Mangaluru Blue

Mangaluru Technovanza 3.0 solidified the city’s identity as the “#SiliconBeachOfIndia,” reflecting its ascent as a prominent tech hub with a focus on substantial IT workforce growth, the establishment of new companies, and the diversification of its technological sectors. The event underscored the city’s strategic initiatives in the Smart City project, aiming to transform it into a more efficient and liveable urban area, indicative of its evolving influence in Karnataka’s economic landscape​​.

Activities

IESA Vision Summit 2024

The Vision Summit 2024, organized by IESA in Bengaluru, highlighted the prowess of the Indian embedded electronic industry, attracting key global semiconductor and ESDM stakeholders. The event, themed ‘Design-Led Manufacturing – Leveraging the Semiconductor Ecosystem,’ featured insights from government officials and industry leaders, showcasing India’s ESDM growth and government backing. Contributions from international companies such as Arm and Lam Research underlined the summit’s significance in promoting innovation and collaboration.

KDEM-SIA Conference: Fostering Growth in Karnataka's ESDM Sector

During the IESA Vision Summit 2024, KDEM interacted with SIA representatives with the objective of shaping the future of the Karnataka ESDM sector. This interaction sparked focused discussions on potential global collaborations, investment avenues, and the development of local talent. Through this engagement, KDEM aims to enhance innovation, research, and the growth of industry clusters, emphasizing the conference’s impact on facilitating meaningful partnerships and opportunities within the sector.

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Job Fair in Partnership With KSDC in Kalburgi

Karnataka Skill Development Corporation supported by KDEM, organized a transformative job drive in Sedam, Kalaburagi district, Karnataka, significantly impacting the local workforce. This initiative highlighted the region’s untapped potential and underscored the value of skill development programs in enhancing employment opportunities. The event resulted in 857 job offers and 1393 candidates shortlisted for further interviews, marking a significant stride in Sedam’s talent utilization and employment landscape.

W@W Conclave 2023 - Mysuru

KDEM, together with Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC), hosted the Women@Work (W@W) conclave, focusing on enhancing gender diversity, empowering women, and boosting their workforce participation. The event was dedicated to reinforcing corporate initiatives aimed at enriching the female workforce, offering a valuable forum for potential job seekers to explore employment avenues and identify skill development needs.

Round Table on GIG Economy

During the Bengaluru Tech Summit, the KDEM conducted a Gig Economy Roundtable led by CEO Mr. Sanjeev Gupta to delve into the needs of gig workers. The session, focused on defining gigs as short-term, skill-specific tasks, successfully identified key gig worker categories, including women re-entering the workforce, those starting their careers at various stages, unemployed graduates, individuals without higher education, and students from tier 2 and tier 3 cities, aiming to understand and address their unique needs within the gig economy.

Launch of K-VLSI Design Skill Program

At the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2023, KDEM, in partnership with the IIIT-B, SFAL, IESA, the Government of Karnataka, and KSDC, hosted a press conference to launch the inaugural cohort of the K-VLSI program. This event, attended by Shri Priyank M Kharge, Hon’ble Minister for IT, Bt and Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Govt. of Karnataka, marked the start of this significant program aimed at enhancing VLSI design skills

Webinar for NAIN Students on Entrepreneurship and pitch deck template for W@W Empower session - Mangaluru

On January 25, 2024, as part of the W@W Initiative, KDEM conducted a webinar titled “Mastering the Art of Startup Pitching,” attracting nearly 400 students from 8 prestigious NAIN Colleges in Mangalore. The session, featuring Dr. Madanmohan Rao, Research Director at YourStory Media, provided participants with essential insights into creating an effective pitch deck and strategies to engage and persuade potential investors.

WoW Empower Session - Mangaluru

KDEM’s W@W Empower event in Mangaluru focused on enhancing career and entrepreneurial opportunities for women in technology. The program included discussions on career development, government support for female entrepreneurs, a success story from a local entrepreneur, insights from industry experts, and a student pitching session. Attracting over 200 participants, including students, startup founders, and industry leaders, the event successfully promoted women’s engagement in emerging technologies and entrepreneurship.

TPO Conclave

KDEM held a Training & Placement Officers (TPO) conclave aimed at strengthening the link between academia and industry to facilitate smoother transitions from education to employment. The event featured discussions on best practices, innovative strategies for campus placements, and career guidance, with speakers covering topics such as the changing job market, fostering an entrepreneurial mindset, enhancing placement drives, and aligning with industry job demands.

Job Fair in Partnership with Talent Surabhi

The “Life Sciences & Healthcare Job Fair”, Edition 1, 2024, jointly organized by TalentSurabhi, the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM), and Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, was a significant event for students and professionals from life sciences, dental, paramedical, and pharmacy backgrounds. It offered diverse job opportunities in the life sciences, healthcare, and biotechnology sectors, along with valuable insights from industry experts and thought leaders.

DRIM workshop on influencer marketing

KDEM and DRIM hosted an event titled ‘Exploring Influencer Marketing: Trends, Careers, and Certification Insights,’ focusing on how women can capitalize on influencer marketing in the digital age. Yulia Aslamova, Head of Asia at DRIM, shared a global outlook on the growing influencer marketing sector, emphasizing its potential and opportunities. The workshop also offered curated self-development resources to help participants improve their skills and capabilities in this field.

Bruhat Udyoga Mela-Yuva Samriddhi Sammelana 2024

At the Bruhat Udyoga Mela-Yuva Samriddhi Sammelana 2024 held in Bengaluru, over 600 companies participated, attracting 86,451 registrants with a significant representation across sectors like aerospace, IT-ITES, banking, manufacturing, and automotive. Out of these registrants, 16,865 were shortlisted for further interviews, while more than 15,000 await job confirmations, highlighting the fair’s wide-reaching impact on job opportunities in diverse industries.

Edventures

As a lead-up to the TiE Global Summit 2024, TiE Bangalore and KDEM unveiled the EdVentures initiative at Hotel Grand Magrath, establishing a unique community of educational institutions focused on fostering student entrepreneurship. EdVentures is designed to nurture entrepreneurial mindsets among students, offering them the necessary resources and opportunities to develop their ideas into thriving businesses.

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EU India Innocentre Delegation Visit

Participants from EU Innovation Hubs, Tech Parks, and other entities engaged with the Indian market to explore tech collaboration and expansion opportunities for their startups. The event facilitated impactful exchanges, with startups from both the EU and India pitching to venture capitalists and investors, highlighting the event’s role in fostering bilateral innovation and business growth.

Mr. Ajaneesh Kumar, IFS, Ambassador of India to Estonia visit to KDEM

On December 8th, as part of the Bharat Darshan Tour Program, KDEM hosted H.E. Mr. Ajaneesh Kumar, Ambassador of India to Estonia. His visit to Bengaluru included an introduction to Karnataka’s dynamic startup ecosystem by KDEM CEO Mr Sanjeev Gupta, highlighting the state’s potential. At the KEONICS office, the Ambassador praised the innovative efforts by the Government of Karnataka and was optimistic about future collaborations.

Mr. Rudra Gaurav Shresth, Ambassador of India to Tehran Visit to KDEM

During his visit to Karnataka, Indian Ambassador to Iran, Sri Rudra Gaurav Shresth, met with the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) to discuss the enhancement of the state’s startup and IT sectors, and initiatives like ‘Beyond Bengaluru’. The discussions also covered how embassies could aid in ecosystem growth and potential international collaborations with Iran, with specific attention to engagements with SFAL and NASSCOM for their roles in tech development.

Startup Runway Delegation

KDEM welcomed delegates from Startup Runway and the economic development corporations of McKinney and Frisco, exploring potential collaborations. The event showcased Karnataka’s startup ecosystem and facilitated interactions with SFAL, NASSCOM 10K Startups, and NASSCOM CoE – IoT, culminating in a Startup Roundtable and networking session. The focus was on fostering future partnerships and innovation within the region.

Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce Visit

As part of its India Mission, the ICCC delegation visited the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission and met with CEO Mr. Sanjeev Gupta and Vice President of Startup and Innovation Siddhartha Anand. Mr. Gupta presented the achievements of Karnataka’s startup ecosystem, highlighting Bengaluru’s role as a home to 200K startups with $64 billion in venture capital raised, showcasing the significant impact and growth of the sector.