• Enable them to partnering in $ 1.5 trillion Space Economy – India in Amrit Kaal

New Delhi, October 25, 2022: To nurture the growing interest of deep space tech start-ups in India,
ISC’22 announced number of initiatives to showcase excellence by engaging with ‘iDEX 75 Space
Challenges’ which was announced by Prime Minister during the Defence Expo, partnering with
Microsoft to extend Founders Hub benefits to the 15 shortlisted start-ups. As part of the Founders
hub program 15 selected start-ups may apply to Founders Hub and avail up to $150,000 worth of
free Azure credits. 5 finalists of SpaceTech startups will be pitching their ideas to industry leaders
and investors at the session ‘Pitch Right for Skyrocketing Start-ups’ on October 27, 2022. A specially
curated mentorship engagement with senior executives of leading companies is in store for the

According to Anil Prakash, DG – SIA-India, “SIA-India welcomes these engagements to help start-ups
to launch their ambition to the next orbit with sure chances of success. With iDEX and Microsoft
onboard, we look forward to the beginning of a partnership that will reap benefits to the deep tech
space start-ups. These alliances will work towards fostering, incubating and hand holding promising
startups.” He further added, “The India Space Congress will have on the same platform decision
makers, industry stakeholders and policy makers. The 3-day congress will not only pave way for
deliberations but will also provide a learning curve to stakeholders.”

The three days India Space Congress 2022 is going to witness 500 + delegates, 180 Speakers, 35
thematic sessions from 20 nationalities. The platform is to open dialogue, discuss business models,
talk about regulatory challenges and possible learnings from other geographies, generate interest in
the new entrepreneurs- all this towards the goal of making ‘ATMANIRBHAR BHARAT’ a reality.

Speakers from 30 countries will indulge in intense discussions and will touch upon various aspects of
space segments and build up a new age space Ecosystem in the country.

Day 1 (October 26, 2022) will have sessions around space technology and satellite capabilities. From
discussing ‘India’s Space Strategy for Future’ to ‘Pushing the Boundaries on Satellite Remote
Sensing,’ each elite panel will threadbare discuss nuances of the satcom industry. Sessions on the
first day include ‘Decoding Space Economy.’ ‘In-Orbit Technologies,’ ‘Leveraging Data from Space,’
and, ‘Demystifying U.S. Export Control Regulations ITAR and EAR for the India Space Sector.’

Day 2 (October 27, 2022) have power-packed sessions on funding, technology, emerging
technologies and alliances. ‘Space Investment Outlook and Funding for New Ventures’ will take into
cognisance recent investment trends in the commercial space market and how that will impact the
immediate and long-term future of the industry. The day will also witness pitches by 5 SpaceTech
startups to an elite panel at the session ‘Pitch Right for Skyrocketing Start-ups.’ ‘International
Collaboration,’ ‘A Balanced approach to Spectrum Allocation,’ ‘Human Space Flights and Deep
Space Opportunities,’ ‘Satellites in Mobility,’ ‘Satellites in the 5G Era and Beyond,’ and, ‘Dialogueon Satellite Role in Disaster Management and Resilient Infrastructures’ are some of the sessions on
Day 2.

Defence and security will take centre stage on Day 3 (October 28, 2022) as veterans and experts will
discuss on ‘Space: The Fourth Frontier of Warfare,’ along with sessions like ‘Leveraging dual use
capabilities for National Security,’ ‘Protecting Space Capabilities and Cybersecurity Framework,’
‘Navigating the Laws for Space Business in India,’ ‘Insurance and Liability Coverage for Space
Business,’ and, ‘Spacecraft Design, Production and Mission Success,’ among others.
The India Space Congress 2022 is supported by ISRO, IN-SPACE, NSIL, DoT, MoD and the NITI Aayog
apart from various domestic and international trade bodies.