About Dare to Dream

DRDO is a Government agency responsible for conducting research and development for the Indian military. Their technologies have been adopted by the Indian Army, the Indian Navy, and the Indian Air Force as they work together to ensure the safety and security of our nation. One way they promote R&D is through their Technology Development Fund (TDF), which is focused on supporting MSMEs, or Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and the development of indigenous technologies, another was the Dare to Dream Innovation Contest, a competition intended to scout for technologies from individuals, researchers and startups.

Dare to Dream is a scheme to promote individuals and startups for innovations in Defence & Aerospace. Defence Research and Development Organisation (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.

You have to dream before your dreams can come true

- Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam


A Glimpse of Dare to Dream - Last 3 Challenges

Received more than4000+applicants

60technologies recognised

274lakhs worth of grants awarded


Dare to Dream 4.0

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For more details and to apply visit: https://drdo.res.in/dare2dream4/

Each challenge area will have 3 winners from each category – Individual and Startup

Rs. 5 lakhs
Rs. 10 lakhs
Rs. 4 lakhs
Rs. 8 lakhs
Rs. 3 lakhs
Rs. 6 lakhs

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Brochure - D2D 4.0