Programmes & Schemes

Technology Development Fund (TDF)

Technology Development Fund (TDF) has been established to promote self-reliance in Defence Technology as a part of the 'Make in India' initiative. It is a programme of MoD (Ministry of Defence) executed by DRDO to meet the requirements of Tri-Services, Defence Production and DRDO. The scheme encourages participation of public/private industries especially MSMEs so as to create an eco-system for enhancing cutting edge technology capability for defence application by inculcating R&D culture in industry. The implementing partner for the scheme is Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA;, a is a “not–for–profit” Section-8 Public Private Partnership (PPP) company promoted jointly by the Technology Development Board (TDB), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Programme Type: Academia Industry Partnerships

Ministry / Department: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Govt of India

Eligibility: The applying entity shall be either one of the following: Public Limited Company, Private Limited Company, Partnership Firm, Limited Liability Partnership, One Person Company, Sole Proprietorship registered as per applicable Indian Laws. The industry has to be owned and controlled by Indian Citizen. The Industry with excess of 49% foreign investment will not be eligible. Industry shall also possess or be in the process of acquiring license/ development of products if the product/ technology under project requires license as per DIPP’s licensing policy.

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