Ministry of Defence

Technology Development Fund - DRDO

Fund Name Technology Development Fund - DRDO
Industry Defence

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 meeting 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.


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Relevant Stakeholder Startups, MSMEs and Large Industries
Scheme Type Research
Eligibility Criteria
  • MSMEs and Startups registered in India,
  • Public limited company, private limited company, partnership firms, limited liability partnership, one-person company, sole proprietorship registered as per applicable Indian laws,
  • Industry to be owned and controlled by a resident Indian Citizen with a shareholding of at least 51%
Fiscal Incentive

The project cost of up to INR 10 Cr will be considered for funding, subject to a maximum of 90% of the total project cost.

The funding will be through provision of grants to the industry.

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Application Process Online Application. Check the link below for projects:

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