iDEX start-up & innovation showcase event at IIT Delhi

A showcase event of Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) start-up was held in IIT Delhi on June 06, 2023. Partner Incubator of iDEX, FITT-IIT Delhi co-hosted the event.

The event included a briefing on iDEX followed by showcasing of game-changing technologies by Indian start-ups on Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Energy Systems, Smart Drones and Anti-drone systems, Space Propulsion systems and other allied technologies.

The event was attended by Additional Secretary (Defence Production)& CEO Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO) Shri T Natarajan, and also the German Minister of Defence.

The iDEX scheme aims at enhancement of India’s Defence Innovation Ecosystem by providing opportunities for collaboration in global emerging technology sectors.

Some of the key issues highlighted during the event included the need to enhance defence-industrial cooperation, technology partnerships, long-term research & development and improving supply chain security. The event also brought into focus the promotion of co-development and co-production in India, including potential areas and projects where Indian and German start-ups can work together.