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DRDO Dare to Dream 2.0-2020

Updated: Sep 3, 2020

Closing Date: 15/10/2020 (refer Contest Link) Reward: Upto 10 Lakh INR

About DRDO Dare to Dream 2.0:

The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) launched its “Dare to Dream 2.0” innovation competition on the 5th anniversary of the death of former president and renowned scientist, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, here today. Dr. Kalam, also known as the missile man, had a vision of self-sufficiency. 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 2.0 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.

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

Contest Categories:

  • Individuals and

  • Start-Ups

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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:

  • Detection & classification of low probability of intercept radar signals for electronic support systems

  • Materials & technologies for fire suppression / protection

  • Eco-friendly explosive waste management

  • Artificial intelligence based detection of a person based on physiological parameters

  • Development of robotic arm for scooping / machining of cured solid propellant (shore 'a' hardness≥70)

  • Development of neuromorphic vision sensors (design, fabrication of sensors and image reconstruction algorithms) underwater mems acoustic vector sensor

  • Distributed fiber optic sensor interrogator

  • Data driven health monitoring and early warning diagnostic tools for aero gas turbine engines

  • Low powered tethered uav

  • Open category : exploring the unthinkable and unimaginable

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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