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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:

01 Significant up-gradation / improvements / further developments in the existing products / process / application etc.
02 Technology Readiness Level (TRL) up-gradation from TRL3 onwards to realization of products as per Tri-Services requirements
03 Development of futuristic technologies / innovative products which can be useful for the defence applications
04 Import substitution of components whose technologies do not exist with the Indian industry

TPR Technology Parameter Requirement

EOI Expression of Interest

PDD Project Definition Document

PMMG Project Monitoring and Mentoring Group

DA Development Agency

Projects

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.

Technology Grid

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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.

Objective

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

Dare to Dream 3.0! Launched - Open for Applications

Eligibility

Individual Innovators: Should be an Indian citizen above 18 years of age

Start-ups: Recognized by DPIIT and with Indian founders

4000+ Applications Received
60 Technologies Recognised
274 Lakhs Cash Grants Awarded

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.

Brochure

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Engagement for startups

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