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DRDO Dare to Dream 3.0-2021

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

Closing Date: 25 Dec 2021 (Refer Contest Link) Reward: 3 Lakh to 10 Lakh INR

About the Contest:

The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) launched its “Dare to Dream 3.0” innovation competition as a tribute to the visionary, the legendary former President and eminent scientist Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Dr. Kalam first espoused the vision of self-reliance and India's very own development model. The program is launched for Emerging Technologies to promote individuals and startups for innovation in defense and aerospace technologies in the country after the call of "Aatmanirbhar Bharat" given by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

DRDO Dare to Dream 3.0 is an open challenge to promote innovators and startups in the country. The winners will be chosen after a formal evaluation by a committee of experts. Prize money, up to Rs 10 lakh for start-up and Rs 5 lakh for the individual category, will be given to the winners.

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

Contest Categories:

  • Individuals and

  • Start-Ups

Who Can Apply:

  • Individuals: Should be Citizen of India above 18 years of age.

  • Start-ups: Start-ups controlled by Indians and recognized by DPIIT (formerly known as DIPP).

Sample Trusted Areas Suggested:

  • Remote Detection & Protection of CBRNE Agents

  • Development of Underwater Communication System

  • Smart Batteries and Self-Healing Batteries for Military Applications

  • Defence on Cloud (Block Chain Technology, IOT, ML, AI)

  • Cognitive Technologies for Sensing and Adaptation

  • Shockwave Applications for Defence

  • Innovative Ideas for Anti Drone

  • Technology Ideas for Soldiers as a System

  • Non-Line of Sight Optical Imaging

  • Open Category: Exploring the Unthinkable and Unimaginable

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Contest Process:

  1. Screened by Domain Expert Committee and

  2. Short-listing and ranking by Independent Expert Committee.

Applicant Procedure:

  • Applications should be submitted in online mode only.

  • Applications should be submitted either in the Individual or Start-up category.

  • A person with a start-up can apply as an individual as well as a start-up.

  • Select the challenges for which you want to make submissions.

  • An individual or a start-up can apply for no more than five challenge areas.

  • Provide a 200 word description for each selected challenge. You can also submit attachments (PDF format, less than 2 MB) with more details for submission.


1st Prize

  • Individual : 5 lakh

  • Start-up : 10 lakh

2nd Prize

  • Individual : 4 lakh

  • Start-up : 8 lakh

3rd Prize

  • Individual : 3 lakh

  • Start-up : 6 lakh

.............INNOVATE TO WIN..............

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