Industry leaders to explore startup eco-system roadmap for building self reliant chemical sector

Industry leaders to explore startup eco-system roadmap for building self reliant chemical sector

ICN's e-Conference on 25th Sept will see participation from academia, industry, investor and startup community.

  • By ICN Bureau | September 23, 2020

Indian Chemical News (ICN), an important online resource for news, views, analysis, trends, technology updates and interviews with prominent leaders in the chemical and petrochemical space, is organizing its next e-Conference focused on vibrant start-up community on September 25, 2020.

The topic for the webinar is "Role of Start-ups to Make Chemical Industry Aatma Nirbhar" and the e-Conference has an excellent mix of senior speakers from academia, industry, investor and startup community.

Senior stalwarts from academia and industry speaking in the webinar are: Prof. Aniruddha B. Pandit, Vice Chancellor, Institute of Chemical Technology; Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Institute Professor, IIT Madras; Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, Director, CSIR-IICT; Rajju Shroff, Chairman, UPL; and Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Resil Chemicals.

Start-up and investor segment speakers for the webinar are: Dr. Rafi Shaik, Founder, Carbanio; Prasad Nair, CEO, Inosynth Labs; Manish Arora, Founder, Maximl Labs; Gautam Reddy, Co-founder, Muse Nanobots; Puneet Gupta, CEO & Founder, Clensta International; and Vinayak Nath, Managing Partner, Venture Catalysts & 9Unicorns, Jury, NEA, Govt. of India.

The start-up webinar will discuss on: Role played by start-up’s in enabling Indian chemical industry Aatma Nirbhar; Areas where start-up companies are working in the chemical sector; New opportunities for start-ups in the chemical sector; Funding for start-ups - Easy or difficult; Companies who are supporting start-up movement; Marrying academic with start-ups to get desired result; and Success stories of global start-ups

The Indian chemical industry is an industry-of-industries with a combined turnover of $160 billion growing at 100 basis points faster than India’s GDP, making it an important sector to propel the growth of the nation’s economy. Being one of the most diversified industries, the chemical industry in India covers more than 80,000 commercial products and is expected to double its size at $300 billion by 2025.

"To achieve this landmark figure of $300 billion by 2025, the Indian chemical industry needs to start nurturing core chemical start-ups in bulk chemicals, specialty chemicals, agro chemicals, petrochemicals, polymers and fertilizers so that the industry can become Aatma Nirbhar" says Pravin Prashant, Editor, Indian Chemical News.

The government is swiftly implementing various schemes announced under the Rs. 20.97 lakh crore Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package which is going to have a multiplier effect on the Indian economy.


The potential of the chemicals and petrochemicals sector is huge and the chemical industry and start-ups needs to take advantage of various reliefs/incentives provided under the Aatma Nirbhar Package.

ICN’s upcoming initiative on Aatma Nirbhar chemical sector aims to highlight success stories of self-reliant initiatives adopted by the industry towards making India a truly empowered nation.

Here's the link to register as a participant for attending the e-Conference-

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