Unveiling the future of print, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy released ‘Innovate Bengaluru’, an Augmented Reality embedded book at the inaugural session of the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2018 on Nov 29, 2018. Also present were Ministers KJ George, RV Deshpande and Priyank Kharge, along with Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, CMD, Biocon, Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founder Infosys, Kate Jones, Queensland Minister for Innovation and Tourism, Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France, Riho Kruv, Ambassador of Estonia, and other dignitaries, along with Sandhya Mendonca and Aditya Mendonca of Raintree Media. Aptly, this innovative media tech product published by Raintree Media and Global Village World is all about Bengaluru’s innovators and innovative ecosystem.

Mr. KJ George, Karnataka Minister for ITBT, Science & Technology, and Large & Medium Scale Industries, says in the book, “We are happy to see Bengaluru’s startup and innovative ecosystem being promoted globally in the Augmented Reality Innovate Bengaluru. It is an excellent initiative. Bengaluru is the Startup Capital of India, and we want it to become the Startup Capital of the world.”


Heads of C-CAMP, Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre & ABLE  with the book and the Raintree Media team

Sandhya Mendonca, Founder, MD & Chief Editor, Raintree Media says, “We are excited to bring the Innovate series of Augmented Reality embedded books to India. We are on a journey to connect innovators across the world and Bengaluru is the starting point in our journey in India. Being a homegrown company, we are thrilled to be at the Tech Summit, which is the ideal launch pad for our Media Tech product. We are now gearing up for the full-fledged edition that will be out in a few months and invite nominations of innovative companies to be featured in Innovate Bengaluru.”

Dr.Kiran Mazumdar Shaw appreciating the book, with Sandhya Mendonca, Chief Editor

To experience the Innovate Bengaluru book, readers have to download the Global Village AR app to their smartphones, available free of charge on both IOS and Android app stores. They simply focus the phone on the pages which have the AR symbol and presto, the book starts playing a video.


Dr Taslimarif Saiyed, CEO & Director, C-CAMP


The special edition of ‘Innovate Bengaluru’ contains 30 stories of innovators in Deep Science, Manufacturing, AgriTech, BioTech, Space, Education, Social Impact, Ecommerce and Brick & Mortar, investors, incubators and enablers along with AR videos. It is also available as an ebook.

The stories are also on the web at innovationhubindia.com . The full-fledged book that will have a 100 stories, to be published in March. Innovative companies can nominate themselves to be featured in the Innovate series in Bengaluru and India, at innovationhubindia.com/form/