Hyderabad: Kestone and CL Educate have announced the second edition of MeltingPot2020, an annual innovation summit to be held in Hyderabad on November 14th and 15th, this year. This is the only property on Innovation in India, to facilitate collaboration, networking and knowledge sharing between the academia and corporates. The second edition of MeltingPot2020 will be focusing on ‘Israel – The Start-Up Nation’. For the first time, heads of leading universities and innovation-focused leaders from Israel will share insights, stories and ideas on creating an Israel-India innovation corridor and lessons that each country can learn from the other in their journey to become a global innovation hub.
MeltingPot2020, 2017 is planned at a larger scale with 150+ industry leaders and 100+ institution heads participating in the event. The parallel youth festival – Young Innovators Festival has received 87 innovative ideas from 40+ colleges from which the top 15 will be showcased at the event. Another notable feature is the Start-Up Pavilion which will feature 5 high tech start-ups in the go-to-market stage selected from nominations received from prestigious universities like IIMB, IIMA, IIITB and incubators like T-Hub and GenNext Innovation Hub. There is also an interesting session titled ‘Ingredients of a Great Start-Up’ that will feature top VCs and heads of institutional innovation centers, which will highlight key aspects of a great start-up needed to attract investors.
Mr. Satya Narayanan R, Chairman & Founder CL Educate said, “I feel highly privileged and humbled to see this event enter into its second year with a much larger ambition of solving India’s problems through innovation. Academia and industry are like two sides of the same coin – two different entities with different purposes and ideologies. However, we need these two worlds to collaborate in a constructive framework to enable meaningful innovation that can address real-world challenges. I firmly believe that MeltingPot2020 and WAIN are playing a major part in industry-academia collaboration which will propel India to achieve a massive increase in the GDP and reach the heights of innovation.”
Piyush Gupta, President, Kestone Integrated Marketing Services Pvt. Ltd. said, “Recognizing innovation as the bedrock of growth and transformation is the idea behind MeltingPot2020 and this year, we plan to go big and target increased participation from academic and industry veterans. The first edition received tremendous support and recognition, which made us brainstorm on how we can improve our offerings and make this two-day event an affair that both corporates and industries would like to resonate with. Due to this, we have tried to bring real life lessons from Israel to India.”
Last year MeltingPot2020 acted as a catalyst in bringing transformation into the Indian innovation landscape pertaining to industries like FinTech, AdTech, MarTech and EdTech. The platform also enabled collaboration between the various stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem, where agreements were signed between corporates and institutions. To enable cutting-edge research and start-up incubation in universities in the area of power electronics, CL Educate has recently signed an agreement with Su-Kam Power Systems Limited.