Start of main content

2nd edition of the IoT India Congress 2017 opens entries for IoT Start-up awards and the IoT Thought Leadership Awards

Bengaluru, June 27, 2017: Call for entries for the two prestigious awards at the second edition of the IoT India Congress, 2017 opens today. The two signature awards, IoT Start-up Award and Thought Leadership Award aims to recognize excellence in the IoT ecosystem.

The IoT Start-up Awards will identify start-ups with breakthrough innovations in IoT and a winning strategy to monetize their product/services and propagate the evolving movement of IoT in India. The Thought Leadership Award is uniquely designed to honour individuals with over 1-5 years of experience of leading an IoT project that is transformational in nature or worked towards building and sustaining awareness on IoT. Members of the jury for the awards include Dr Richard Soley, Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium, Arun Jain, Director, Sales & Marketing Texas Instruments India Pvt Ltd, Sanjeev Malhotra, CEO – IOT Centre of Excellence Nasscom, Shradha Sharma, Founder & CEO YourStory Media and Vivek Sharma, Managing Director STMicroelectronics Pvt. Ltd.

The IoT India Congress 2017, a platform-of-platforms for empowering business outcomes using the Internet of Things in India, will be a two-day mega event to be held on 14-15 September 2017 at Park Plaza, Bangalore. The IoT India Congress is conceptualized and designed by the members of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (The IET) IoT Panel – an independent and neutral visionary think-tank led by select industry leaders. The panel envisions laying a solid foundation in the next step of adoption of IoT by supporting policy makers, and bringing together the practitioners and IoT enablers to work together and create a platform that is industry efficient as well as robust.

HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, Art of Living will be the Chief Guest for the IoT Thought Leadership Awards on September 14, 2017. Submissions for nominations for both the awards close on July 30, 2017.

Nomination for the eligible IoT enthusiasts / company can be made by submitting the details in the form provided on the website –

In this context, Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, Chairman of the IET India IoT Panel said, “The IoT India Congress is a neutral platform that extends beyond the borders of organisations for people to come together and create the roadmap for IoT adoption. We wish to replicate the success seen at the Congress last year by identifying and recognizing exciting work done in the field of IoT by start-ups and individuals through these awards. These are exciting times and we look forward to seeing some great nominations.”

About the IoT India Congress, 2017

IoT India Congress 2017 is a two-day mega event on the Internet of Things that will be held on September 14-15, 2017 in Bengaluru. Beyond cutting edge knowledge sharing, this is the only platform that can readily impact businesses / revenues especially for those industries / user communities which were hitherto excluded from IoT including Diary, Gems and Jewellery, Auto ancillaries, Auto service dealers, Electronics, Agriculture traders among others. It aims to act as a catalyst and bring together end-to-end ecosystem of the Internet of Things - beginning from chip manufacturers, gateway providers, telecom operators, solution partners and platform companies to work with each other and speed the IoT movement in India. The platform achieves this through CEO meets, product & solutions discovery for SMEs, funding opportunities and mentorships for start-ups and academic projects, idea discovery avenues for VCs and incubators and policy inputs for government agencies. This year’s Congress will focus on Healthcare, Manufacturing, Smart Living, Telecom, Ganga Rejuvenation, Interoperability Standards and Regulations for IoT and New technologies in IoT. 

For more details on IoT India Congress, 2017, visit -

About the IET:

Founded 145 years ago, the IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET has more than 167,000 members+ in 150 countries, with active networks of members in 37 countries. In India, the IET has over 13,000 members, 8 Local Networks and focuses on Energy, Transport, Information & Communications, IoT and Education sectors.

For more details, please visit