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Indian Navy to showcase promising technologies during “Swavlamban-2023′

September 19, 2023 11:20 AM IST

Indian Navy | Swavlamban-2023 | DISC | iDEX | SPRINT

The 2nd Edition of the Indian Navy’s Naval Innovation and Indigenisation (NIIO) Seminar – ‘Swavlamban 2023’ is scheduled to be conducted on 04 – 05 Oct 2023 in New Delhi.

The Navy on September 18 said that after a detailed examination, 113 winners under the Defence India Start-up Challenge (DISC) 7 SPRINT and 5 winners in the DISC 7 SPRINT-PRIME category were declared.

After a detailed examination, 113 winners under the DISC 7 SPRINT category and 5 winners in the DISC 7 SPRINT-PRIME category were declared.

Grants up to 1.5 crore and up to 10 crore respectively will be provided to each category, and the development of prototypes is being progressed by all the winners

Collaborative initiative named SPRINT{Supporting Pole-Vaulting in R&D through Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX), NIIO and Technology Development Acceleration Cell (TDAC)}.

SPRINT is being undertaken in conjunction with the Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO) and stands for Supporting Pole-Vaulting in R&D through Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX), NIIO and Technology Development Acceleration Cell (TDAC). This initiative has received an overwhelming response with 1106 proposals.

Conclusion of over 100 developmental agreements between iDEX and industry was achieved, with active engagement of the Indian Navy, iDEX and start-ups and MSMEs.

Niche technologies are being progressed across the spectrum, including blue-green lasers for underwater applications; Autonomous weaponised swarms and Underwater swarm drones; multiple firefighting aids; introduction of Artificial Intelligence (Al) for various uses and the development of an ultra-endurance small drone for maritime missions.

It is proposed to showcase these 75 prototypes, including a live demo of a few promising technologies during “Swavlamban-2023.

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