Brief Description

By empowering innovators and entrepreneurs to provide technologically cutting-edge solutions for modernising the Indian Military, an ecosystem is created to stimulate innovation and technology development in the defence and aerospace sectors.

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sector focus

    • Taking the iDEX initiative further, Defence India Startup Challenge “has been launched by Ministry in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission, aimed at supporting Startups/MSMEs/Innovators to create prototypes and/or commercialize products/solutions in the area of National Defence and Security.


    • An increased grant amount of Rs 10 cr.
    • Access to infrastructure, mentorship.
    • Co-working space as per availability.
    • Help create functional prototypes of products/technologies relevant for national security (prototyping), and spur fast-moving innovation in the India defence sector.
    • Help new tech products/technologies find a market and early customer (commercialization) in the form of the Indian Defence Establishment.
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Call For Application
    • Deadline: 19th December 2022 (11:59:59 PM)
    • Call is ON for DISC 8 & iDEX PRIME (SPACE)
    • To apply                                                                                       1). DISC 8 : click here                                                             2). iDEX PRIME (SPACE) : click here
    • Program contact email:

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