Dare to Dream with DRDO – Chance to win up to 72 awards worth INR 4.32 crores

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AGNIi is supporting Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) in the Dare to Dream Innovation Contest, aiming to unearth innovative technologies to enhance the nation’s aerospace and defense capabilities. DRDO is searching for partners with expertise in the following broad areas.

Challenge Areas –

  1. Multi-legged mobility
  2. Plan Execution and Coordination in Multi Agent System
  3. Deep Learning Methods for Cybersecurity
  4. Swarm of micro-UAVs
  5. Joints in Composites Structures
  6. Miniaturization of unfolding mechanisms for rocket lifting surfaces
  7. Wearable communication technologies for special operations soldiers
  8. Hemostatic agents
  9. Artificial oxygen carriers
  10. Swarm robot for surveillance and operations in hostile environment
  11. Cognitive Sensors and Technologies for border/perimeter surveillance
  12. Open Category: Exploring the unthinkable and unimaginable

Awards – Up to 72 awards worth INR 4.32 crores across 2 categories in each Challenge Area –

  1. Individual: 3 awards per challenge area, up to 5 lakhs
  2. Start-up: 3 awards per challenge area, up to 10 lakhs

Eligibility –

  1. Individual: Citizen of India over the age of 18
  2. Start-up: DIPP certified and controlled by Indian nationals

Deadline to apply – 28th Feb 2019

Apart from financial awards, DRDO will provide handholding and mentoring support to selected individuals/startups. Further, DRDO may engage with selected individuals/startups for support towards development of their promising early-stage technologies.

For more details on the challenge, please visit Dare to Dream.

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