DRDO contest: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has invited entries from across the country for its ‘Dare to Dream’ contest on its official website, drdo.gov.in. Candidates need to select a challenge from the list given at the website and propose solutions to it.
Though the last date of submitting application was February 28, but it has been extended till March 31, 2019.
Interested candidates can apply either as individuals or as a start-up for a workable proposal that can impact various related domains. Even those start-ups that are run by a single person can apply. The winner of the contest in start-up category will get Rs 10 lakh and in individual category will be awarded Rs 5 lakh.
Only selected candidates will be informed. Top three candidates will be awarded Rs 5, 4 and 3 lakh respectively for individual and Rs 10, 8 and 6 lakh under start-up category.
DRDO contest: Eligibility criteria
Age limit: Candidates must be at least 18 years of age to apply for the contest. No upper age limit has been assigned by the organisation
Recognition: Those who are applying as a start-up should be controlled by Indians and recognised by the Department of Industry and Policy Promotion (DIPP)
DRDO contest: Areas of research
Area of research includes AI, autonomous system, cyber security, hypersonic technologies, quantum computing, smart material, soldier as a system and Tera Hz Communication
DRDO contest: How to apply
Step 1: Visit the official website, drdo.gov.in
Step 2: Click on ‘dare to dream: DRDO Innovation contest’
Step 3: You will be redirected to a new page
Step 4: Click on ‘register’ on the top end of the page
Step 5: Click on ‘individual’ or ‘start-up’ and fill the details
Candidates need to keep their phone handy as they will get an OTP on the email id/mobile number.
A user ID will be generated based on which the candidates need to fill-up the form and share their proposal of innovation. Candidates need to submit the same before February 28, 2019.