The Defence India Startup Challenge is an initiative by Defence Innovation Organization (under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India), in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission, aimed at supporting innovators to create prototypes and/or commercialize products/solutions based on advanced technologies in area of national security through an equity linked grant-based mechanism. The vision of the Challenge is two-fold:

  1. help create functional prototypes of products/technologies relevant for national security (prototyping), this will also help build an ecosystem of fast-moving innovation in the India Defence Sector;
  2. help new deep-tech products find markets and early customers (commercialization) in the context of the Indian Defence Sector.

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