Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX)

Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) launched by the Governmentin April 2018, primarily aims at creation of an ecosystem to foster innovation and technology development in Defence and Aerospace by engaging Industries including MSMEs, start-ups, individual innovators, R&D institutes & academia, and provide them grants/funding and other support to carry out R&D which has good potential for future adoption for Indian defence and aerospace needs.
iDEX will be funded and managed by a ‘Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO)’ which has been formed as a ‘not for profit’ company as per Section 8 of the Companies Act 2013 for this purpose, by the two founder members i.e. Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) - HAL & BEL.iDEX will function as the executive arm of DIO, carrying out all the required activities while DIO will provide high level policy guidance to iDEX.
2. Key Functions of iDex:
      a) Co-Innovation/co-creation
      b) Piloting of candidate technologies in important platforms
      c) Indigenizationof various defence and aerospace related platforms being manufactured in the country based on ToT.
3. The complete iDEX document can be downloaded here.
4. Please click here to download a short film on iDEx.