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DRDO Innovation Contest-Dare to Dream [Prizes Worth Rs. 36 lakh]: Apply by March 31

By: ushma | 14 Mar 2019 6:07 PM

Dare to Dream ContestDefence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is organizing “The Kalam Vision: Dare to Dream” Contest with the aim to cultivate Innovation as a process and culture among the youth across the country. Apply by March 31.

There are two categories in the DRDO Dare to Dream Contest- Individuals and Start-ups.

Objective:

To unearth disruptive ideas and concepts in emerging technologies identified by DRDO for enhancing defence capabilities.

Eligibility:
  • Individuals: Should be Citizen of India above 18 years of age.
  • Start-ups: Start-ups controlled by Indians and recognized by DIPP.
Areas of Contest:
  • Artificial Intelligence.
  • Autonomous Systems.
  • Cyber Security.
  • Hypersonic Technologies.
  • Quantum Computing.
  • Smart Material.
  • Soldier as a System.
  • Tera Hz Communication.
Awards:
  • 1st Prize- Individual: Rs. 5 lakh; Start-up: Rs. 10 lakh.
  • 2nd Prize- Individual: Rs. 4 lakh; Start-up: Rs. 8 lakh.
  • 3rd Prize- Individual: Rs. 3 lakh; Start-up: Rs. 6 lakh.
Selection Process:

The entries received will be judged by a two-stage process,
(a) screened by Domain Expert Committee and
(b) short-listing and ranking by Independent Expert Committee.

How to Apply?
  • Applications to be submitted through online mode only. Click here to Register.
  • Applications to be submitted either in Individual or Start-up category.
  • An individual having start-up may apply in the capacity of Individual as well as Start-up.
  • Select the challenges for which you want to make submissions
  • An individual or start-up can apply for not more than five areas of challenge.
  • Provide a write-up of 200 words for each challenge selected. You can also submit attachments (PDF format, less than 2 MB) with more details for the submission.
Deadline:

March 31.

Contact:
  • Email- dare2dream[at]hqr.drdo.in
  • Phone- 011-23007326.
For further information, click here.

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