Thu. Jan 21st, 2021

DRDO introduces ‘Dare to Dream 2.0’ contest for innovators and startups

Atmanirbhar Bharat

Those Indian startup aspirants who have compromised with their dreams because of the pandemic or those early startups whose dream project has shattered during the pandemic, here is some good news for you. If your startup idea is distinct, you can get award money up to ten lakh rupees from DRDO.


Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has launched its innovation contest ‘Dare to Dream 2.0’ on the 5th death anniversary of former President and noted scientist Dr APJ Abdul Kalam here today. Dr Kalam, also known as missile man, had the vision of self-reliance. The scheme is being launched for emerging technologies to promote the individuals & startups for innovation in defence and aerospace technologies in the country after the call of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


The ‘Dare to Dream 2.0’ is an open challenge to promote the innovators and startups of the country. The winners will be decided after due evaluation by an expert committee. Award money, up to ten lakh rupees for startup and Rs five lakh rupees to the individual category, will be given to the winners.


Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has expressed his happiness to announce the contest for the ‘Ignited Minds’, whether innovators or startups.

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