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IoT India Congress opens entries for Start-up awards and Thought leadership awards

Bengaluru, August 30, 2018: The IoT India Congress has opened entries for two prestigious awards - IoT Start-up Awards and Thought Leadership Awards. The awards, currently in the 3rd edition, aim to recognise extraordinary work by start-ups and individual thought leaders in the IoT space. The call for entries is open until September 15, 2018.

IoT Thought Leadership Awards is a prestige award for individuals who have led business transformation through IoT or helped monetise its potential. Gopichand Katragadda, CTO, Tata Sons is chairing the awards and leaders including Mandeep Maitra, People Practioner, Leadership & Transformation Coach and Vinod Kumar, CEO and MD, Tata Communications are among the jury members. Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog will felicitate the winners on the 9 October 2018 at IoT India Congress in Bengaluru. 

IoT Start-up Awards will recognise start-ups pioneering breakthrough innovation, possessing winning business models that monetizes their product/services using IoT. The Start-up Awards is chaired by Amitabh Sinha, Co-Founder & CSO, and the members of the jury for the awards include Jurgen Hase, CEO, Unlimit, Moshe Porat, Founder, CEO MESH (Modiin), Varad Krish, Managing Director, Induct AS, and Ravi Pagar, Ex- Regional Director, ASEAN, element14.

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

IoT India Congress 2018, a platform-of-platforms for empowering business outcomes using the Internet of Things in India, will be a two-day mega event between 9-10 October, 2018 at NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bangalore. The event, in its 3rd edition is conceptualized and designed by 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.

Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar, Chairman of the IET IoT Panel said, “As a neutral platform, IoT India Congress, allows organisations and individuals to come together to discuss and deliberate the future of IoT adoption and implementation in India. We are keen to identify and acknowledge the exciting work done by start-ups and individuals in the field of IoT through these awards. We received good number of nominations in the past two years and we are really happy to see great minds working in the IoT space. This year too, we look forward to seeing some great nominations coming in. Wishing luck for everyone participating” 

Dr Gopichand Katragadda, Chair, Thought Leadership Awards, Chief Technology Officer, Tata Group said, "It is inspiring to see India aspire to serve as a catalyst for innovation in IoT. The IoT ecosystem is supported by a conducive start-up climate and concerted efforts of thought leaders. As one of the biggest platforms for IoT players in India, the IoT India Congress aims to encourage and acknowledge both, start-ups and thought leaders who have been working towards accelerating the adoption of IoT in the country. The thought leadership awards is a unique platform that recognises vision, drive and initiative demonstrated by leaders in the IoT ecosystem to take the industry forward.” 

Amitabh Sinha, Chair, IoT Start-up Awards and  Co-Founder & CSO, said, "As a nation with one of the largest startup ecosystems in the world, India is truly becoming the hub for IoT innovation. The IoT India Congress, one of the largest platforms in the IoT space, brings together the best minds in the industry and showcases truly revolutionary IoT innovations. We have seen startups come up with outstanding innovations in the past and through the Startup Awards this year, we aim to provide young startups a stage and spotlight to launch themselves to a global arena. We are excited to see what lies in store for the IoT India Congress in October and wish the participants good luck." 

About IoT India Congress

IoT India Congress 2018 is the 3rd edition of India’s largest Platform of Platforms for the Internet of Things. While our first edition was devoted to unifying the fragmented IoT ecosystem and building the Platform of Platforms for the Internet of Things, the second edition focused on exploiting this platform for unraveling business outcomes and demonstrating business opportunities. In this 3rd edition, we have partnered with Exhibitions India Group – India’s leading trade promotions company. With our combined strength and experience, we hope to bring to you an immersive view of the Internet of Things and the future it presents.

Beyond cutting edge knowledge sharing in our tracks – Healthcare, Manufacturing, Telecom, Standards, Media and Smart Cities we bring a first of its kind, integrated horizontal focus across all tracks. Technologies and approaches that have the potential to transform business including AI, Blockchain and Cyber Security will be discussed in all tracks. Additionally, two pertinent issues in the IoT dialogue – Skills and Last mile / rural focus will also run as a common thread unifying our track themes.

A primary healthcare centre of the future enabled by IoT will be on showcase at the healthcare live experience zone. We are also focused on bringing more international presence this year through our country pavilions. Our Thought Leadership, Startup Awards and Argonaut – Money on the table will be back this year to celebrate great work in the Internet of Things space. And everything great from last edition including the B2B meetings, CXO meets, Showcase will continue to build excitement.

We’re set for a bigger and more successful edition.

For more details on IoT India Congress, 2018, visit -


About the IET:

The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 168,000 members in 150 countries. It is also the most multidisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century.

The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers. 

Institution of Engineering and Technology - India

The IET office started operations in India in 2006, in Bangalore. Today, we have over 13,000 members and have the largest membership base for the IET outside of the UK.

Given the increasing global importance of India as an engineering hub* our aim is to make an impact that has relevance both locally and internationally. Our strategy is to make a meaningful impact on the overall competency and skill levels within the Indian engineering community and play an influencing role with industry in relation to technology innovation and solving problems of public importance.

We want to do this through working in partnership with industry, academia and government, focussing on the application of practical skills within both learning & career lifecycles, driving innovation and thought leadership   through high impact sectors.

Our volunteer led panels are means through which we deliver our strategy. The IET India IoT Panel was born out of this focus.