DRDO contest for innovative ideas, win up to Rs 10 lakh

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New Delhi : The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) invite innovative ideas from across India for its ‘Dare to Dream’ contest on its official website, drdo.gov.in. Interested candidates need to select a topic from the list given at the website and propose solutions to it.

Applicants can apply either as individuals or as a start-up proposal that can impact various related domains. Even those start-ups that are run by a single person can apply. The application process has begun already and the last date to apply is February 28, 2019. The winner of the contest in start-up category will get Rs 10 lakh and in individual category will be awarded Rs 5 lakh.

Please note that only selected candidates will be informed. Top three candidates will be awarded Rs 5, 4 and 3 lakh respectively for individual and Rs 10, 8 and 6 lakh under start-up category.

DRDO contest: Eligibility for the competition

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age to apply for the contest. No upper age limit has been assigned by the organisation.

Those who are applying as a start-up should be controlled by Indians and recognised by the Department of Industry and Policy Promotion (DIPP)

DRDO contest: Areas of research

Area of research includes AI, autonomous system, cyber security, hypersonic technologies, quantum computing, smart material, soldier as a system and Tera Hz Communication

DRDO contest: How to apply

Step 1: Visit the official website, drdo.gov.in

Step 2: Click on ‘dare to dream: DRDO Innovation contest’

Step 3: You will be redirected to a new page

Step 4: Click on ‘register’ on the top end of the page

Step 5: Click on ‘individual’ or ‘start-up’ and fill the details