Indian capabilities in space represent a wide spectrum of expertise ranging from the conceptual design to building and operating a variety of space systems, which are matched only by a few nations in the world. In view of these multiple dimensions and capabilities, further added with cost economicity; India is recognized as a leader in space applications that have a wide impact on society.
With increased missions and launches; the industry ( especially Small and Medium Enterprises )will have to play larger role in manufacturing while ISRO will focus on Research & Development and developing futuristic technologies
Adding to it, the Make In India initiative introduced by Government of India has Space as one of the focus sectors inviting and encouraging industry globally and locally to manufacture in India and do the joint development of satellites, payload designs etc.
BENGALURU SPACE EXPO was conceptualised as an event that aims at building a strong infrastructure, space manufacturing industry, reliable data metrics system along with meeting the growing need of use of space technology in the various fields. The previous editions marked the most opportune beginning for this endeavour. The sixth edition of BENGALURU SPACE EXPO 2018 - Asia's only focused exhibition on Space Technologies, Products and Innovations organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Antrix Corporation Limited and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is scheduled from 6-8 September, 2018 at BIEC, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. The expo will showcase the latest technological advancements, products and technical services providing a platform for space agencies, academia, scientific community, specialists, entrepreneurs and space industry heavyweights to display their visions and discuss the future commercial prospects for international and Asian space industry.
BENGALURU SPACE EXPO 2018 aims to provide the platform for carrying forward these interactions and possible ways to work with Indian Space Industry.
With one of the most cost-effective space programmes in the world today, India is one of the few countries in the elite club of nations having the ability to perform end-to-end space missions indigenously. With the focused theme of ““New space forward in India” BENGALURU SPACE EXPO is all set to unleash the floodgates of opportunities in India.
The promotion of spin off technologies is another initiative to be addressed during the event.