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  • MeltingPot2020 Innovation Summit 2019

    MeltingPot2020, a flagship event of CL Educate, is a unique platform that brings together the entire innovation ecosystem for collaboration, dialogue and knowledge share. The steering committee is graced by some of the largest innovation icons of the country such as Dr RA Mashelkar, Fellow of Royal Society & Former DG, CSIR; Prof S Sadagopan, Director, IIITB; Prof Rishikesha Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore and Satya Narayanan R, Founder CL Educate.

    MeltingPot2020 Innovation Summit 2019 is organized with the sole purpose of connecting the innovation ecosystem across India, to focus on the trends that are disrupting established industry verticals today and showcase products and services that will redefine the future.

    In its third edition, MeltingPot2020 will act as a bridge between the problem solvers and the solution seekers. It aims to bring together bleeding edge innovation and path breaking ideas from leading industries under one roof, providing the opportunity for organizations/institutions to discover next generation solutions and explore synergistic outcomes.

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    17 January, 2019
    Taj MG Road, Bengaluru
    30 + Start-Ups from
    India and Abroad
    50+ Deans/VCs from top Institutions
    160+ leaders from
    top Organizations

    MeltingPot2020 Innovation Summit 2019 Highlights

    MeltingPot2020 | Young Innovators Festival

    Channelizing the innovation potential of the youth. Paving the way for tomorrow's entrepreneurs. 5000+ Institutions Participated | 13+ Projects Shortlisted.

    MeltingPot2020 | MP2020 Connect

    Connecting solution seekers with problem solvers. A GTM platform for the NextGen Start-ups.

    We proudly announce Dr. RA Mashelkar as the Chairperson of MeltingPot2020 for the 2019 edition

    Dr. RA Mashelkar
    Former Director General, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
    Chairperson, MeltingPot2020 Innovation Summit 2019

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    Prof. S Sadagopan

    Director - IIIT Bengaluru
    Chairperson, MeltingPot2020 2017


    Satya Narayanan R

    Chairman - CL Educate
    Chairperson, MeltingPot2020 2017

    Design Thinking Workshop

    Be part of the exclusive Design Thinking workshop at MeltingPot2020 Innovation Summit 2019

    In the age of entrepreneurship revolution, design thinking is a critical aspect for organizations. Start-ups are disrupting established brands, while AI and the connected world of internet is together set to change many interactions and businesses forever. Businesses need to understand the impact of Design Thinking to be a part of the bigger picture in the current age of disruption.

    Learn from the design expert

    Mr. Manoj Kothari

    Topic - Crafting the future through design thinking

    Manoj is a serial entrepreneur, Design Thinking practitioner & an Innovation strategist with two decades of experience in leading global design led innovation mandates. He is a mechanical engineering graduate of Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and a post-graduate in Product Design from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India.

    Spotlight for 2017

    Israel – The Startup Nation

    The transformation of Israel into one of the most innovative countries in the world is nothing short of a miracle – from their model of desert agriculture to their recent metamorphosis into a high-tech super power. Israel has more Nasdaq-listed companies than any country barring US and China. It has more venture capital per capita and more startups than any other country in the world. Research and development (R&D) is a thrust area for the country, which also has more scientists and tech professionals than any other nation. In fact, as the Mayor likes to point out, the city itself is a start-up. It was built from scratch in the desert, outside the old Arab city of Jaffa, or Yafo as it is now called, over the last 100 years. Tel Aviv is now ranked as the fifth most robust start-up ecosystem in the world, according to a study by research firm Compass.

    At MeltingPot2020 we shall have a special spotlight session comprising of bureaucrats and officials from Israel and India to exchange insights and share lessons that each can learn from the other in their quest to become the hub for global innovation.

    Event Schedule*

    09:30 am


    10:00 am

    Welcome Note

    10:05 am

    Opening Note by Satya, Chairman CL-Educate & Professor Sadagopan, Director IIIT Bengaluru

    10:45 am

    Keynote session 1
    Topic: 21st century leadership for India through skills.

    11:15 am

    Keynote session 2
    Topic: Building A sustainable ecosystem through industry academia collaborations

    11:45 am

    Tea/Coffee Break

    12:00 pm

    Plenary Panel Discussion
    Topic: Industry and Campuses - Solving Real World Problems
    Moderator: Prof Chandarshekar, Fmr Technical Director, DRDO & Visiting Faculty, IIT Mumbai
    Panelists: Satya, Chairman, CL-Educate; Mr MP Poonia, VC, AICTE; Mr Sanjay Padode, Secretary, Center For Developmental Education, IFIM Institutions; Mr K. V. Vishnu Raju, Chairman, Sri Vishnu Educational Society; Mr. Ashish Dikshit, Managing Director, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail, Mr Sudharsan R, Head, Marketing Operations for APAC, Dell EMC

    01:00 pm


    02:00 pm

    Track 1 - General
    4th Industrial Revolution - The Changing Face of the Indian Workforce,
    Strategies to democratize talent identification
    Track 2 (IT/ITES)
    Ingredients of a Happy Marriage: How Corporates can leverage Startups in Mainstream Business
    Track 3 (Edtech)
    Idea to Market Place - Developing Entrepreneurship Culture at Campuses

    02:45 pm

    Track 1 - General
    Start Up/Young Innovator in Focus
    Track 2 (IT/ITES)
    Start Up/Young Innovator in Focus
    Track 3 (Edtech)
    Start Up/Young Innovator in Focus

    03:00 pm

    Track 1 - General
    Building a Customer Obsessed Culture in an Organization
    Track 2 (IT/ITES)
    Impact of AI - Your Job today & Your Child's tomorrow
    Track 3 (Edtech)
    Changing the Academia with Corporate business problems

    03:30 pm

    Track 1 - General
    Start Up/Young Innovator in Focus
    Track 2 (IT/ITES)
    Start Up/Young Innovator in Focus
    Track 3 (Edtech)
    Changing the Academia with Corporate business problems

    03:45 pm

    Tea/Coffee Break

    04:00 pm

    Track 1 - General
    AI, ML & Voice: Building new models of Engagement & Customer Delight
    Track 2 (IT/ITES)
    The New Digital Playbook: 6 Rules for Digital Success
    Track 3 (Edtech)
    Future Skills: Career & Beyond

    04:45 pm

    Track 2 (IT/ITES)
    The New Digital Playbook: 6 Rules for Digital Success
    Track 3 (Edtech)
    Start Up In Focus: EvueMe Selection Bot - screen candidates with voice bot calls and offer flexibility of interview time, and venue with the interviewer On Demand to shortlisted candidates.

    05:00 pm

    Tea/Coffee Break & Innovation Showcase Walkthrough

    06:00 pm

    Design Thinking Workshop

    07:00 pm

    Start-Up Showcase through Video
    Start Up Awards

    07:30 pm

    Young Innovators Awards

    07:50 pm

    Vote of Thanks

    8:00pm onwards

    Cocktail Dinner

    9:00 AM

    Registration & Networking

    9:30 AM

    Innovation Showcase

    09:40 AM

    Research Showcase : Multi-University Global Collaboration
    Dr. Parameshwaran Ramakrishnan, MBBS, MD Psychiatry, Master of Divinity, Harvard & Research Investigator at UC Berkeley.

    10:00 AM

    Opening Keynote
    GV Prasad, Co-Chairman & CEO, Dr Reddy's Laboratories

    10:30 AM

    Plenary Session : Making Delhi A Leader State Through Research and Innovation In Instituions
    Manish Sisodia, Honorable Minsiter for Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi

    11:10 PM

    Tea/Coffee Break

    11:30 AM

    Expectations and demands from Campus: The Corporate Perspective
    Chair: Jitendra Chaddah, Sr. Director Operations & Strategy, Intel
    Naresh Kumar Gupta, Vice-President, Samsung Electronics; Dr. Ranjan Patnaik, Director, DuPont Knowledge Center, Dr. Mangesh Karad, Executive President, MIT-ADT University

    12:30 PM

    New Era, New Jobs, New Skills - Prepare before the Demographic Wave
    Chair:Anindya Chatterjee, Professor, IIT Kanpur
    Gautam Puri, Vice Chairman & MD, CL Educate; CP Gopinath, Chief Integrator, 361* Minds; Dr Sidhhartha Mukhopadhyay, Dean of Alumni & International Relation, IIT Kharagpur

    01:30 PM


    02:30 PM

    Future Building Through Young Entrepreneurs & Start Ups
    Presentation by VCs - Tapish Bhatt, Vice President, CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad; Satish Mugulavalli, Director of Technology, YourNest Venture Capital; Sachin Malhan, Director, Ashoka Fellowships; Padmaja Ruparel, Co-Founder, IAN

    04:30 PM

    Research Spotlight: Solving The Language & Script Challenge Using Technology
    Sanjiv Saraf, Founder & Trustee, Rekhta

    04:45 PM

    Research Spotlight: Predicting Credit Rating Transition using Text Analytics & Survival Analysis
    Dr. Chandrashekar Subramanyam, Sr. Professor and Chairman Centre of Excellence ? Business Analytics, IFIM

    05:10 PM

    Closing Note by Satya

    05:30 PM

    Vote of Thanks

    Best Start-Up Awards at MP2020 Innovation Summit 2019

    In recognition of the best start-ups in their respective categories.


    NextOrbit Inc

    Winners of the Best Start-Up Award at MeltingPot2020 innovation Summit



    Winner for the Best Start-Up Award in the category, Sustainability


    Kristnam Technologies Pvt Ltd

    Winner for the Best Start-Up Award in the category, Social Impact


    Stones2Milestones Edu Services Pvt Ltd

    Winner for the Best Start-Up Award in the category, Innovation


    Actionable Science Inc

    Runner-Up for the Best Start-Up Award at MeltingPot2020 innovation Summit

    The Young Innovators Awards at MP2020 Innovation Summit 2019

    In recognition of the best Young Innovators who presented their innovations at MeltingPot 2020 Innovation Summit.

    Mechagen Robotics

    Winners of the Young Innovator Awards

    Swami Vivekananda Institute of Technology

    Winner for the Young Innovator Awards - Popular Choice category

    Swami Vivekananda Institute of Technology

    Runner-Up for the Young Innovator Awards

    Eminent Speakers at MeltingPot2020

    MeltingPot2020 2019 Steering Committee

    Mentors & Guides who are setting the vision and scale of MP2020

    Anindya Chatterjee

    Professor, IIT Kanpur

    KS Vishwanathan

    V.P (Industry Initiatives) Nasscom

    LR Natarajan

    Innovation Consultant, IIM Indore

    Partho Prathim Chakraborty

    Director, IIT Kharagpur

    Prof. S. Sadagopan

    Director IIIT Bangalore

    Dr. RA Mashelkar

    Fellow Royal Society & Former DG,CSIR

    Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan

    Director, IIM Indore

    VC Gopalratnam

    President, IT & CIO, Cisco

    MeltingPot2020 in News

    The key lies in closing gap between academia and industry


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    Eenadu Andhra Jyoti

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    Eenadu Andhra Jyothi

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    Your Story

    'Need to support budding innovators', says Dr. Mashelkar


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    The HIndu

    Projects Corner


    CL Educate has signed an agreement with Su-Kam Power Systems Limited, India’s largest power solutions company to enable cutting edge research and start up incubation in universities in the area of power electronics.
    Under the aegis of the WAIN platform, covenants of this agreement include the following


    A CL & IIT-BHU Innovation Success

    IIT BHU is committed towards being a leading research institution by publishing 788 papers since Jan 2016 which also includes papers stemming from 40 International Collaborations. This prestigious Institute recently joined hands with Accendere, an edtech startup committed to promoting research culture among all stakeholders in the Society.


    ATAL Tinkering Labs

    Niti Ayog has selected 257 schools across India to set up Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL).
    Under the aegis of the Atal Innovation Mission, the vision of this program is to Cultivate one Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators. In the long run, the program has targeted setting up 500 ATLs across the country.

    Innovators Speak



    Innovation agreement signed between CL Educate & T-Hub. Read More

    Worldwide Academia-Industry Network (WAIN)

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    Innovation Awards

    Undergraduate and School awards were nominated based on their ingenuity and social impact and were decided by an eminent jury comprising of Prof S Sadagopan, Director, IIITB; Prof Rishikesha Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore and Prof Anindya Chatterjee from IIT Kanpur.
    The award-winning projects included Manouve, a device that improves vision from Manav Rachna University; a cigarette filter that absorbs toxins from IIT Rourkee and a Smartphone app that detects garbage from IIT Ropar.

    Industry Awards

    Lifetime Achievement Award – The award was humbly conferred on Prof Sadagopan for his commitment to innovation over the past few decades

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    Innovation Leader of the Year Award – This was presented to Mr KT Rama Rao for transforming Telangana into the top state in innovation focus and ease of doing business in the country.

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