Open Challenge

India is witnessing the rise of the next generation of Engineers, capable of developing technologies in autonomous systems, intelligent machines, advanced materials, predictive algorithms, or even rocket engines, for the most sophisticated applications in defence and aerospace domains.Through the iDEX Open Challenge, we are casting the net wider, creating opportunities for innovators to propose ways for harnessing their technology capabilities to strengthen our nation’s military superiority.If you think you have an idea, technology or a product that has use in defence and aerospace, then iDEX Open Challenge is the right opportunity for you to grab.Innovators, Startups and MSMEs can now engage directly with the military through the iDEX Open Challenge to showcase their technologies, facilitated by DIO and Partner Incubators. Selected applicants are offered a chance to pitch to the iDEX grand jury and qualify for grants and investments, organised periodically throughout the year.
Timeline
Application closes on 16 Feb 2020 17:00 IST. Quarterly assessment/Scrutiny of Open Challenge application will commence from 17 Feb 2020.
Grants Upto

Innovator Profile

Any Registered Company [Proprietorship, LLP or Pvt Ltd] with or without DIPP startup recognition can apply under the Startup category. Any Company recognised or certified as MSME basis the definition of MSME as laid out by the Dept. of MSME can apply under the MSME category. Any other Person/Entity not qualifying either under the Startup or MSME categories can apply under the Individual category.

The Founder/Promoter/Managing Director of Startup or MSME can apply as as the Primary Applicant. Under the Individual category the person applying or the one represented can be the Primary Applicant.

*select your country prefix and enter your phone number





*Upload pdf only, maximum file size 1mb

Company Information

Company Registration # / DIPP Registration # / Udyog Aadhar ID





*Upload pdf only, maximum file size 1mb

Innovation Brief

*Don't type more than 90 characters.

*Upload pdf only, maximum file size 2mb

Describe in detail the salient features and functionality of the proposed Technology or Product as may be applicable as a cost-effective, defence grade solution to address the specific challenges, needs or technology gaps of the Indian military. To better appreciate the relevance of your proposed solution it may be worthwhile for you to describe the specific defence applications and use-cases within any of the three services of the armed forces.
* You may choose a suitable document outline to present the details and upload the same as an attachment in the prescribed file size & format

*Upload pdf only, maximum file size 2mb

Describe the potential of the proposed technology in terms of emerging as the dominant standard, further enriching its strategic value and strengthening India’s capabilities against its adversaries. Explain the possibility of IP generation and that being harnessed by other Services, DPSUs, leading to sustained longer term strategic advantages, and strengthening the competitiveness of defence exports.
* You may choose a suitable document outline to present the details and upload the same as an attachment in the prescribed file size & format.

*Upload pdf only, maximum file size 2mb

Describe the advantages of the proposed technology/solution in terms of emerging as defence-grade product ready for defence production and acquisition. In doing so, you may choose to specifically highlight any/all of the following aspects, viz. Acceptance/Adoption in defence/aerospace, Customization & Extendability, System Integration, Indigenous Content, Time-to-Certification, and others as you may consider relevant to suitably highlight the strengths, uniqueness, and potential of your proposed technology/solution.
* You may choose a suitable document outline to present the details and upload the same as an attachment in the prescribed file size & format.

*Upload pdf only, maximum file size 1mb

Describe the nature and scope of expertise and proven track-record in technology R&D, product development & engineering for advanced industrial grade or defence/aerospace applications resident in the applicant individual, team or company.
* You may choose a suitable document outline to present the details and upload the same as an attachment in the prescribed file size & format.

*Upload pdf only, maximum file size 1mb

Describe with proper rationale and justification the case for the following aspects viz.
Dual-Use potential (possibility of technology or product commercialized in non-defence sectors, leading to economies of scale/scope benefits that may further reduce the cost of development/acquisition for Indian defence sector);
Defence Exports (possibility of product becoming suitable for exports to other friendly countries, further augmenting its strategic value;
Indigenous Defence Enterprise (possibility of the startup growing into a capable defence enterprise, serving domestic and global defence markets with futuristic technologically advanced solutions);