The Department of Defence Production (DDP), Ministry of Defence (MoD) has created the Defence Innovation Organization (DIO), which works under its Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) framework, to interact closely with India’s leading incubators to track and support Innovators/Startups/MSMEs working in the defence domain. It supports tech-driven firms opportunistically, to create, deploy and commercialise technologies for the Indian military and defence PSUs.
Innovate4Defence(i4D), internship guidelines


Cohort Size

50 Individuals


June & July 2020


Delhi NCR

Learning outcomes

Have an idea on how to approach extremely complex real-world defence related challenges
Create and build technology solutions for the problems/challenges faced by the Indian armed forces
Develop minimum viable products that match the requirements in an extremely short time without compromising on quality
Come up with a self-sustainable and scalable model for the proposed solutions
Develop an understanding of the stakeholders involved, deployment & procurement mechanisms and ultimate mission value in the Indian defence eco-system
Exploring channels to collaborate with DIO for funding opportunities and mentoring support

On successful completion program, the participants will be awarded with a certificate of completion of the course, which may be used to satisfy the internship requirements of the student’s respective institutions.