The DefendX

Defence Innovation Showcase


The DefendX: DefenseAccelerator Program is a platform that aims to encourage and supportstartups in the defense sector in India. The program provides selec ted startups with anopportunity to showcase their innovative ideas and products to a wide range of stakeholders,including mentors, investors, and industry experts.

Key Takeaways

  • Active mentoring support from experts including business, industry, academia, incubator and defence personnel
  • Access to industry networking and investor investee meetups
  • Probono Incubation and IP support from iDEX Incubator at KIIT TBI
  • Mentorship support to apply for Defence India Startup Challenge (DISC) and iDEX Open Challenge
  • Access to various funding schemes at iDEX Incubator at KIIT TBI

Who Can Apply

The program is open to startups across India that are developing innovative solutions that have a high potential for future adoption for Indian defence and aerospace requirements.

Program Outline

Phase I (1st June – 30th June)

Application & Evaluation Phase

Phase II (7th July – 30th July)

Accelerator Phase

Phase III (1st Week of August)

Presentation to Selection Committee.

Meet the Mentors

Meet Our Defence Tech Startups