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Workshop on Incubators/Accelerators for a dynamic space start-up ecosystem

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with ISRO is organizing a

session on “Incubators/Accelerators for a dynamic space start-up ecosystem”, on
February 4, 2021 from 1400 hours IST onwardsin virtual mode. The primary objective
of this workshop is to bring forth a greater synergy between the DoS and
incubators/accelerators in India, showcasing intent of Department to provide
support and guidance to the start-ups working in the space sector.

Further, it is envisaged that to nurture the space start-up ecosystem in India, not
only requires the engagement of start-ups and government but also requires the
participation of incubators and accelerators in the start-up ecosystem.

Principle Scientific Adviser, GoI will be delivering the presidential address for
the session, followed by an address from Secretary, DOS / Chairman, ISRO. Well
known incubators and accelerators across the country, will share their

Inaugural Programme

1400 – 1405 Hrs

Welcome Address & Start‐up encouragement

Dr. PV Venkitakrishnan

Director, CBPO, ISRO HQ

1405 – 1410 Hrs

Presidential Address

Prof K. VijayRaghavan

Principal Scientific Advisor to GoI

1410 – 1415 Hrs

Unleashing Space Start‐ups – Building the next gen of space entrepreneurs

Dr. K Sivan

Secretary DOS / Chairman ISRO

1415– 1420 Hrs

Start‐up encouragement program in ISRO

Shri Umamaheswaran R

Scientific Secretary, ISRO

1420– 1425 Hrs

Incubation programme in the country and support from Government

Shri Ramanan R
Mission Director, AIM, NITI Aayog

1425– 1430 Hrs

Creating a start‐up ecosystem in the country

Shri Anil Agarwal

Joint Secretary, Start‐up India, DPIIT

1430-1435 Hrs

Concluding remarks & Vote of Thanks

Shri N. Sudheer Kumar

Associate Director, CBPO, ISRO HQ


1445– 1515 Hrs

Nurturing Space Start-ups

Key Panellists

Dr. CS Murali, Chairman, Society for Innovation and Development, IISc.

Mr. Abhinav Anuket, CEO, Starburst Aerospace, India

Mr. Hiranmay Mahanta, CEO, i-Hub, Gujarat

1515– 1545 Hrs

Preparedness of an Incubator for successful Start- up Development

Key Panellists

Mr. Vishwanathan Sahasranamam, CEO, FORGE Accelerator

Mr. Ajay Batra, Executive VP, Wadhwani Venture Fastrack

Mr. P. Somarajan, Executive Consultant, FITT-IIT Delhi

Dr. Snehal Shetty, Chief Operating Officer, Amrita TBI

Dr. Mohit Dubey, CEO, AIC-MIT ADT Incubator Forum

Dr. Tej Chingtham, CEO, AIC-SMU Technology Business Incubation

Mr. Anand Pandey, IIT Gandhinagar Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

1545– 1600 Hrs

Question & Answer

1600– 1615 Hrs

Conclusion and Vote of Thanks

Shri Sudheer Kumar N, Associate Director, CBPO, ISRO, HQ