Technology Development Fund (TDF) Scheme
Technical Consultative Workshop Cum Collegiate Meeting
For TDF Cycle 4 requirements
(Bangalore – February 18-19, 2019)
This is to inform you on the Technical consultative workshops and collegiate meetings being planned under Cycle 4 of the Technology Development Fund (TDF) Scheme of Ministry of Defence, Government of India.
The ‘Technology Development Fund (TDF)’ scheme has been set up by the Government of India under the ‘Make in India’ initiative to create an eco-system for enhancing cutting edge technology capability by inculcating R&D culture in Industry for building indigenous state-of-the-art systems for defence applications. Technology Development Fund (TDF) Scheme aims for the development of defence and dual use technologies that are currently not available with the Indian defence industry or have not been developed so far. For more details please visit https://tdf.drdo.gov.in
Typically, projects will not exceed a development period of two years. The funding is provided through provision of grants to public and private sector industry including MSMEs (up to 90% of project cost) that may work in collaboration with the academia or research institutions to carry out innovation, research and development with a limit of INR 10 Crore per project. The focus will be on funding for the development of technologies that will form the kernel of components/Assemblies, which will in turn be used to develop defence equipment/systems/sub-systems/platforms.
TDF scheme will cover the following nature of products/technologies:
- The scheme will be limited to development of technologies or prototype of product having potential use for the Services.
- Technology Readiness Level (TRL) up-gradation from TRL-3 onwards to realization of products as per Services requirements.
- Import substitution of components whose technologies doesn’t exist with the Indian industry.
- Significant improvements/ up-gradation/ further developments in existing products / process/application/ upgrades in terms of reduced material consumption, improved functioning, improved quality etc. resulting in overall cost reduction.
- Development of futuristic technologies/ innovative products having defence application in future.
So far, 4 Development Agencies have been awarded. And currently this exercise is undertaken for the fourth cycle of TDF in which 8 requirements of SHQrs (Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force & DRDO)have been taken up for feasibility study which is being carried out through Online mode (web portal TDFwww.tdf.drdo.gov.in) and through technical consultative workshops and collegiate meetings.
You are encouraged to register at web portal TDF ( https://tdf.drdo.gov.in/registration/ ) for time to time notification related to TDF project requirements.
In this regard, relevant representatives from Industry and Academia are expected to contribute towards feasibility study. The objective of this interaction is to have Preliminary Assessment of Technical Capability of the Indian Companies to undertake development and manufacture of requirements identified under TDF Cycle 4, Conduct Feasibility study and formulation of broad technical specifications.
For 8 requirements under Cycle 4 (attached), the following technical consultative workshop and collegiate meeting has been planned jointly with Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA) which is the supporting agency engaged by DRDO to support implementation of TDF Scheme:
Towards this, a technical consultative workshop (first day) followed by collegiate meeting (2nd day) will be conducted involving DRDO, Users from Services Headquarters (Army, Air Force and Navy) and Private Industries including startups.
The workshop is being jointly organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Karnataka and will involve participation of industry members and academic experts wherein the DRDO and Services HQ project officers will present the details and specifications of the project followed by round table discussions on each project requirement. Indian Companies should use this opportunity to showcase their Technical & Financial strengths and capabilities to undertake the project requirements.
You are requested to kindly review the project list and identify the project that is of interest to your organization and consider your participation accordingly. Kindly note that there will be no spot registration and participants from Industry & Academics/R&D Institutes interested in attending these workshops are requested to register on the link (https://bit.ly/2G6vSQ9)
- Registration closes on 15th February, 2019
- Please note that a participant can only select one project topic per venue.
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