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Committed to interactions, insights and impacts through technology and business


GBF aims at unlocking significant new business opportunities by bringing together the IIT Bombay community and governments, businesses, investors and trade organizations. GBF will drive the development agenda through transfer and sharing of knowledge and creating lasting partnerships that foster innovation and entrepreneurship.

Representatives from national and international businesses, trade delegations, academia and governments will link directly with latest innovations in technology, explore collaborations
 and seal partnerships through a single platform. Every stakeholder can therefore cut across layers of red tape to connect, collaborate and close deals.

GBF by design is a multi-disciplinary platform that works around the year through its Special Interest Groups (SIGs). This continuous interaction culminates in an annual, by-invitation only event.


GBF 2015 Updates

If you missed out on attending the definitive event of the year ,- GBF 2015, you can still be ‘there’by reliving highlights  though a film, webcasting links of all the key note sessions as well as extensive television footage, photos, outcomes and much more captured in this report here

2015 Programme

Dates: Friday, 16th Oct – Sunday, 18th Oct 2015.

Venue: Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Taleigao, Goa. Pincode: 403206
Attendees: 1500 eminent global IITB alumni, faculty, researchers, policy makers, bureaucrats, investors, entrepreneurs, chief technical officers, top industrialists, central cabinet ministers and state chief ministers.

  • A business-driven yet relaxed program
  • High profile keynotes and thematic seminars (common to all) for broad industry overviews and 2 SIG-specific knowledge-driven keynotes.
  • Stipulated exhibit time with an opportunity to pitch to investors
  • SIG-specific keynotes with expert panels
  • Policy and industry partnership desk for each SIG
  • Curated networking interactions for sealed partnerships

Our Patrons

A patron is crucial in helping GBF raise its credibility and aid in promoting the SIGs with the necessary traction it deserves. The patrons will act as gurus to all SIG members and will by virtue of their stature, attract partnership of key stakeholders.

GBF is exceptionally lucky to have some key patrons who have dedicated their time and expertise to the forum.

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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

The Special Interest Groups (SIGs) ensure greater focus by facilitating continuous yearlong engagements and interactions. Attendees and participants may express interest in more than one SIG. The SIGs therefore retain flexibility for the future and are not boxed into strict vertical/horizontal segments.

Based on current global pressing needs, GBF 2015 will revolve around the subject of Development.

Education and Skills

Explore partnerships in primary education and skills to re-energize skilling and employability scenarios in India.



Draw a roadmap for realisation of full-growth potential of some of the key growth areas including power, bridges, dams, roads and urban cities, smart cities and rural infrastructure.



Big data analytics, Innovations in online and offline delivery of healthcare, innovations in Devices and medicinal systems.


Smart Liveable Cities

Address critical issues of cities and their infrastructure including water, sanitation, waste management, mobility (public transport, roads) and energy.



Address the opportunities that lie in the Indian energy sector across broad spectrum of energies such as conventional fossil, non-conventional fossil, renewable and nuclear energy.

Environment (Water)

Showcase innovations in the water sector, which can influence policy and planning framework and their adoption through a government desk.

Information Communication Technology

Leverage the effervescent entrepreneurial activities in this sector in India for business opportunities across the globe.


Look at ways to support, build Indian products & brands that can meet not only domestic requirement, but to meet the global requirements in a variety of sectors.

GBF by the numbers

Central/State Ministries.
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