Objective: The objective of Dare to Dream 3.0 is to provide the right platform to the nation's innovators in order to unearth & realize their disruptive ideas and concepts in different disciplines of emerging technologies possessing military and dual-use identified by DRDO for enhancing defence capabilities.


About the Contest:

After seeing massive success as part of the second edition of the competition, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has launched the third edition of its innovation contest, 'Dare to Dream 3.0' as a tribute to the visionary, the legendary former President and eminent scientist, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam . Dr. Kalam first espoused the vision of self-reliance and India's very own development model. The Contest is being launched for promoting research in various fields of emerging technologies in order to promote both individuals and startups for the creation of innovation in defence and aerospace technologies in the country for realizing the vision of an 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' given by our Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

Dare to Dream 3.0 is an idea-based open challenge to promote the innovators and startups of the country and enable them to dream big without any limitations, putting their ideas into tangible results. The winners will be declared after a comprehensive evaluation process by two level committees i.e Domain Expert Committee ( DEC) and Independent Expert Committee ( IEC). Award money of upto INR 10 lakhs for startups and INR 5 lakhs for individuals will be provided to the respective winners. Select proposals will also be given a chance to actualize their vision and ideas, and contribute to the development of a robust defence ecosystem.

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