Setting up and managing of the iDEX network in form of Independent Defence Innovation Hubs.
Communicate with innovators/startups through the Defence Innovation Hubs regarding defence and aerospace needs.
Organizing various challenges/hackathons to shortlist potential technologies for defence and aerospace use.
Facilitate scale-up, indigenization and integration in manufacturing facilities for successfully piloted technologies.
Evaluate technologies and products coming from innovators/startups in terms of their utility and impact on the Indian defence and aerospace setup
Interface with the military (Army/Navy/Airforce) top brass about key innovative technologies and encourage their adoption into the defence establishment with
suitable assistance (financial if required).