Technology Development Fund (TDF) Scheme
Technology Development Fund (TDF) has been established to promote self-reliance in defence technology as a part of the 'Make in India' initiative. It is a programme of MoD (Ministry of Defence) executed by DRDO meeting the requirements of Tri-Services, Defence Production and DRDO.
The TDF Scheme will cover the following nature of products/technology development:
TPR Technology Parameter Requirement
EOI Expression of Interest
PDD Project Definition Document
PMMG Project Monitoring and Mentoring Group
DA Development Agency
The TDF Scheme extends financial support and expertise to upgrade existing products/ systems, processes and its applications by reducing production costs, improving functionality and quality by promoting Make in India, and the development of futuristic technologies with defence applications. The Scheme enlists requirements of Service Headquarters of upgrading products/ systems and futuristic defence technologies as Projects for which eligible stakeholders can apply through this platform.
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All India Users
Industry sub type
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Dare to Dream
- A scheme to promote individuals and startups for innovations in Defence & Aerospace.
- DRDO provides a unique opportunity for start-ups and innovators to solve some key challenges in emerging technologies that can help boost India’s Defence & Aerospace capabilities.
- Launched on the fifth death anniversary of renowned scientist and former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam by the Ministry of Defence.
To unearth disruptive ideas and concepts in emerging technologies identified by DRDO for enhancing defence capabilities.
Each challenge area will have 3 winners from each category – Individual and Startup.
- Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
Individual Innovators: Should be an Indian citizen above 18 years of age
Start-ups: Recognized by DPIIT and with Indian founders
Engagement Of Startups
TDF provides a unique opportunity for early-stage startups in contributing to India’s defence innovation ecosystem - get involved in upgrading existing defence products/ systems and in developing futuristics defence technologies.