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Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX)

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 29, Jul 2021
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  • It is a central sector scheme with budgetary support of Rs. 498.80 crore for the next 5 years from 2021-22 to 2025-26
  • The objective of the scheme is to provide financial support to nearly 300 Startups/ MSMEs/ individual innovators and about 20 Partner incubators through Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO).


  • Startups, as defined and recognized by Government of India.
  • Any Indian company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956/2013, primarily a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)
  • Individual innovators (research & academic institutions can use this category to apply).