Bengaluru: The 25th edition of Asia's largest technological summit started today in Bengaluru. The three-day event brings together innovators, thought leaders, startup founders, technocrats, researchers, innovators and policymakers from different arenas of technology. Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the silver jubilee edition on Wednesday. The summit will have nearly 600 exhibitors. Startups from 16 states will be participating in the event for the first time. The event will witness not less than nine MoUs and over 20 products are expected to be launched during the three days. The summit brings together the most established businesses across technologies, the most talented individuals, researchers, consultants, academia, professionals and other stakeholders providing them with a unique opportunity to interact and engage for mutual benefit, the organisers of the event said in a statement. Major highlights of the Bengaluru Tech Summit The summit is being organised by the Department of Electronics, Information Technology, Bio-Technology and Science & Technology under the Karnataka government in collaboration the with Software Technology Parks of India (STPI). Partner countries: The United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Australia, Canada, Finland, Denmark, South Korea, the Netherlands, Israel, Germany, NRW, Switzerland, Japan, European Union, Lithuania, Poland and Thailand have been designated as partner countries of the event. Dignitaries: Tim Watts, Australian Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs; Petri Honkonen, Minister of Science and Culture of Finland; Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, UAE's Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications and Martin Schroeter, CEO of Kyndryl, USA. The tech summit will felicitate unicorn brands and 35 companies from IT & Electronics and Biotech who have completed more than 25 years of service in Bengaluru. The startup pavilion at the BTS will showcase the innovations of more than 300 entrepreneurs across various segments including, med-tech, agri-tech, ed-tech, rural technology, sustainability and more. Series of conferences will be held on domains such as 5G, fintech, Artificial Intelligence, big data, semiconductors, machine learning, robotics, fintech, gene editing med-tech, space tech, biofuels sustainability and e-mobility. About 5000 entrepreneurs and thousands of other enthusiasts are also expected to visit the summit. Along with domestic participants, delegates from counties including Japan, Finland, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, The US, Lithuania and Canada will take part in the BTS 2022.