- Industry partners from MSMEs, big companies, and start-ups gave presentations about their experiences working with DRDO.
- The event was also attended by DRDO leaders and scientists, as well as the Vice Admiral in charge of the Directorate of Quality, Reliability, and Safety, Vice Admiral Ranjit Singh.
Samir V. Kamat, Secretary of Defense R&D and Chairman of the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), said that India would get all the help it could to become a net producer of defense.
Secretary of Defense Research and Development and Chairman of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) led the open brainstorming session “Chintan” on May 27. More than 180 businesses took part.
The Ministry of Defence said that the head of DRDO promised the industry that DRDO would help them in any way possible and would act as a mentor to help them build their skills so that India could become a net producer of defense.
The head of the DRDO said that these kinds of projects should be done on a regular basis because they give the Indian defense production sector a new push toward becoming completely self-sufficient.
Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) held a day-long industry interaction and brainstorming session at Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad. The goal was to bring together all defense industries, including MSMEs and start-ups, on one platform to understand their concerns and raise awareness about the many industry-friendly policies and programs of DRDO.
The Ministry of Defence said that DRDO’s Director of Industry Interface and Technology Management (DIITM), Arun Chaudhary, gave an overview of some of the projects and policies that help Indian businesses.
He talked about the “Transfer of Technology” from the DRDO to the business and pointed out the most important parts of the Policy.
He talked about why Development cum production partners are important and how they are chosen. The highlights of the Technology Development Fund (TDF) scheme were well explained to the business.
He also talked about the DRDO’s policies and how Indian business can use its infrastructure, testing facility, and DRDO patents.
During the open brainstorming session, the event gave Aatmachintan and Manthan a unique start. It also gave the businesses a chance to talk about their challenges, hopes, and needs for help in the current situation, the Ministry said.
There were talks about how to make a new framework to further the goal of making it easy to do business and help the industry.
“In collaboration with the Quality Council of India (QCI), the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has created the System for Advanced Manufacturing Assessment and Ranking (SAMAR) certification, which is a benchmark for measuring the maturity of defense manufacturing enterprises, including MSMEs,” the Ministry said.
During the event, an introduction of SAMAR and the IT-enabled online model for digitalized assessment with geo-tagging and time-stamping was given. The Ministry said that the DRDO is giving SAMAR to micro and small businesses for free.
It also said, “Industry partners from MSMEs, big companies, and start-ups gave presentations about their experiences working with DRDO. They gave good ideas on how to improve the current policies and procedures, as well as ways to make work easier.
DG, Strategic Systems and Missiles Dr. BHVS Narayana Murthy and Dr. Chandrika Kaushik, DG, Production Coordination and Services Interaction, both said that there needs to be more cooperation between all the players in the defense environment.
The event was also attended by DRDO leaders and scientists, as well as the Vice Admiral in charge of the Directorate of Quality, Reliability, and Safety, Vice Admiral Ranjit Singh.