Technology Development Fund (TDF) Scheme - Cycle 4

Event Information:

  • Tue, Aug 06 2019 To Wed, Aug 07 2019
  • Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi

Technology Development Fund (TDF) Scheme

Technical Consultative Workshop Cum Collegiate Meeting

For TDF Cycle 4 requirements

The ‘Technology Development Fund (TDF)’ scheme has been set up by the Government of India under the ‘Make in India’ initiative to create an eco-system for enhancing cutting edge technology capability by inculcating R&D culture in Industry for building indigenous state-of-the-art systems for defence applications. Technology Development Fund (TDF) Scheme aims for the development of defence and dual-use technologies that are currently not available with the Indian defence industry or have not been developed so far. For more details please visit

For the 4 project requirements under Cycle, the following technical consultative workshop and a collegiate meeting are being organized by Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA) which is the supporting agency engaged by DRDO to support the implementation of TDF Scheme.

The workshop is being jointly organized by the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) and will involve the participation of industry members and academic experts wherein the DRDO and Services HQ project officers will present the details and specifications of the project followed by round table discussions on each project requirement. Indian Companies are encouraged to use this opportunity to showcase their Technical & Financial strengths and capabilities to undertake the project requirements.

Typically, projects will not exceed a development period of two years. The funding is provided through the provision of grants to public and private sector industry including MSMEs (up to 90% of project cost) that may work in collaboration with academic or research institutions to carry out innovation, research and development with a limit of INR 10 Crore per project. The focus will be on funding for the development of technologies that will form the kernel of components/ Assemblies, which will, in turn, be used to develop defence equipment/ systems/ sub-systems/ platforms. We invite representatives from Industry and Academia to contribute towards this feasibility study.

The objective is to have a Preliminary Assessment of Technical Capability of the Indian Companies to undertake development and manufacture of requirements identified under TDF Cycle 4, conduct Feasibility study and formulation of broad technical specifications.

Towards this, a Technical Consultative Workshop (first day) followed by Collegiate Meeting (2nd day) will be conducted involving DRDO, Users from Services Headquarters (Army, Air Force and Navy) and Private Industries including startups.

We request you to kindly review the project list and project brief requirements as shared below and indicate your interest areas for us to consider your participation:

1. Development of HV Transformer for Pechora System (Indian Air Force) - Click here to open file

2. Indigenization of Purchase Tape for Arrester Barriers System (Indian Air Force) - Click here to open file

3. Use of Composite Technology for Bottles storing HP/LP Air and Other Gases- Co2,N2 and O2 (Indian Navy) - Click here to open file

4. Development of Indigenous Water jet Propulsion System (Indian Navy) - Click here to open file

There is no spot registration and prior registration is mandatory. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Registration closes on 1st August 2019
  • Please note that a participant can only select one project topic per venue. 

For more details, you may contact Divya Chopra ( or Brig Ashis Bhattacharyya (Retd.) (