New Delhi, 10 December 2021: The total amount disbursed between 2018-2021 under the Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) scheme, Company-wise and State-wise is as follows:

Support for Prototype and Research Kickstart (SPARK) Grant

                                                                                                         (In Rupees)

Sl. No Name of iDEX Winner State Total (2018 -2021)
1 Aditya Precitech Private Limited Telangana 15,00,000
2 Alpha Design Technologies Pvt Ltd Karnataka 28,55,000
3 Anvation Labs Pvt Ltd Telangana 14,95,816
4 Astrome Technologies Private Limited Karnataka 28,96,275
5 Big Bang Boom Solutions Pvt Ltd Tamil Nadu 82,73,206
6 BigCat Wireless Pvt Ltd Karnataka 61,50,000
7 Centre for Study of Science Technology and Policy Karnataka 15,00,000
8 Chipspirit Technologies Pvt Ltd Karnataka 44,23,138
9 Dimension NXG Private Limited Maharashtra 87,00,000
10 DV2JS Innovation Delhi 52,50,000
11 Gurutvaa Systems Pvt Ltd Maharashtra 40,50,740
12 Gyan Data Private Limited Tamil Nadu 5,64,109
13 HW Design Lab Pvt Ltd Kerala 13,42,405
14 Iotina Technologies Pvt Ltd Uttar Pradesh 9,98,180
15 Irov Technologies Private Limited Kerala 14,36,500
16 ISenses Incorporation PVt Ltd Rajasthan 15,00,000
17 Kinetix Engineering Solutions Limited Karnataka 45,00,000
18 Lekha Wireless Solutions Pvt Ltd Karnataka 56,50,746
19 Logic Fruit Technologies Pvt Ltd Haryana 13,36,783
20 MMRFIC Technology Private Limited Karnataka 45,19,290
21 Navyug Infosolutions Private Limited Uttar Pradesh 44,99,924
22 Nopo Nanotech Pvt Ltd Karnataka 10,41,350
23 North Street Cooling Towers Pvt Ltd Uttar Pradesh 90,00,000
24 Nyokas Technologies Private Limited Kerala 11,45,200


Optimized Electrotech Pvt Ltd Karnataka 7,49,750
26 OSSUS Biorenewables Pvt Ltd Karnataka 12,08,662
27 Radome Technologies and Services Pvt Ltd Karnataka 22,60,247
28 Saif Automations Services LLP Andhra Pradesh 22,85,104
29 SCI-COM Software India Pvt Ltd Maharashtra 44,99,600
30 Tatvabodh Technology Pvt. Ltd Haryana 13,82,500
31 Tonbo Imaging India Private Limited Karnataka 45,00,000
32 Zmotion Autonomous Pvt Ltd Karnataka 15,00,000
Grand Total



Funds Disbursed to Partner Incubators (PIs) under CSR by DPSUs:

                                                                                                       (in Rupees)

Sl. No Partner Incubators State Total (2018-2021)
1 SINE, IIT Bombay Maharashtra 50,00,000
2 Maker Village, Kochi Kerala 20,00,000
3 IIT MIC, IIT Madras Tamil Nadu 60,00,000
4 Forge, Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 1,10,00,000
5 iTIC, IIT Hyderabad Telangana 12,00,000
6 CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad Gujarat 55,00,000
7 FITT, IIT Delhi Delhi 60,00,000
8 T-Hub Hyderabad Telangana 80,00,000
Grand Total     4,47,00,000

          Till date, iDEX has launched five rounds of Defence India Startup Challenges (DISCs), and three rounds of Open Challenge (OC), receiving more than 2000 applications from innovators. iDEX has been able to fund projects in many technological areas under DISCs and OC through the Support for Prototype and Research Kickstart (SPARK) framework, which entail provisioning of grants upto Rs 1.50 crore to the startups.

          The Partner Incubators (PIs) bridge the gap between the requirements of startups and technological expertise required to develop the product. iDEX also features as a procurement avenue under the Defence Acquisition Procedure-2020. The Government has approved a scheme worth Rs 498.78 Crore to scale up iDEX in the next five years. 60 contracts for developing innovative prototypes have been signed under iDEX.

          The establishment of iDEX is aimed at creation of an ecosystem to foster innovation and technology development in Defence and Aerospace by engaging Industries including MSMEs, start-ups, individual innovators, R&D institutes and academia and provide them grants/funding and other support to carry out R&D development which has good potential for future adoption for Indian defence and aerospace needs. Accordingly, as per the feature incorporated in the Defence Acquisition Procedure, the prototypes that have been successfully developed through the iDEX framework find the route for procurement by the concerned Services. In line with the above, the Indian Navy has already placed a Supply Order on one iDEX Winner. The Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) are also mandated to follow similar procurement procedure for iDEX cases.

          Under the iDEX scheme, Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) have been signed with 11 incubators. Out of the 11 Partner Incubators, 7 are Institutes of National Importance and 1 is Institute of Eminence.

          This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (Retd) in Lok Sabha today.