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Defence Innovation Hubs to come up in Coimbatore and Nashik

Defence Innovation Hubs to come up in Coimbatore and Nashik: Details, Framework, Highlights

The Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) framework under the Defence Ministry is envisaging setting up of independent Defence Innovation Hubs (DIHs) in Tamil Nadu (Coimbatore) and Maharashtra (Nashik).

The Defence Innovation Hubs (DIHs) are where innovators can get information about needs and feedback from the Armed Services directly and create solutions for India’s major defence platforms.  They are aimed at attracting more innovators to work for the defence sector in India.

These DIHs will serve as platforms where innovators can get information about needs and feedback from the Services directly and create solutions for India’s major defence platforms. This structure is also geared towards attracting more innovators to work for the defence sector in India.

The framework prescribes the following minimum criterion for setting up Defence Innovation Hubs: Any Central Government recognized Incubator including but not limited to:

1. Department of Science and Technology (DST) recognized Incubators.

2. Atal Innovation Mission, NITIAayog created Atal Incubation Centers (AICs) and Established Incubation Centers (EICs).

3. Ministry of MSME recognized incubators.

4. Any other incubator recognized or funded through any Central government scheme.

5. The incubator located in districts mentioned in the list of SME clusters hosted by the Ministry of MSME in collaboration with UNIDO.

6. Incubator / Hub promoted by local industry associations.

 

 


 

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