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.
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.