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Ministry of Defence's Def Connect: Innovations of iDEX initiative

Ministry of Defence's Def Connect: Innovations of iDEX initiative

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh was the Chief Guest. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is organising 'Def-Connect' to showcase the accomplishments of the Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) initiative and to construct a strong outreach towards the potential future entrepreneurs of the defence sector.

Key Points:

  • This conference is aiming to bring together all stakeholders of the iDEX ecosystem, i.e. MoD,Partner Incubators, iDEX selected startups, Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO), Nodal agencies (Indian Army, Navy, Airforce), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Indian Ordnance Factories (IOF), MSMEs and Industry associations, Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) to showcase the growth of the defence ecosystem in the country and recognise the infinite potential of the MSMEs/startups for future growth of the defence sector in the country.
  • Launch of iDEX Portal, the launch of Defence India Startup Challenge-III are some of the major activities planned during this day-long event.
  • More than 350 startups & innovators who are working on various defence technologies are expected to participate in this event. The event would lead to better interaction & also helps to bridge the gap between the stakeholders. It will be a precursor for Startup showcase during the forthcoming DefExpo 2020, which is to be held in Uttar Pradesh from February 5-8, 2020.

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