Karnavati University and its incubators – DDTII (Defence Design and Technology Incubator of India) and KIIF (Karnavati Innovation and Incubation Foundation), are persistently functioning towards building robust and conducive ecosystem for supporting and nurturing innovators, technocrats, startups and entrepreneurs for building and validating defence oriented technologies, products and services. University's focused defence initiatives towards uplifting the spirit of making India a self-reliant nation has resulted into exchanging Memorandum of Understanding with the first Regional Technology Node (RTN) at Pune launched by Southern Command, Indian Army.
Brief on previous efforts:
Karnavati University had organized a Defence Demo Day in June 2022 attended by officers, JCOs and NCOs. 22 startup companies participated in the demo day demonstrating 35 products which has direct implementation in the field of defence. The Demo Day resulted into shortlisting of 11 companies for their real time field trials.
Karnavati University has launched Defence Innovation Challenge 2.0 in association with HQ 11 Infantry Division / RTN, Southern Command, Indian Army for absorption of cutting edge technologies for military modernization, achieving self-reliance in defence manufacturing and subsequently exploring possible synergies between Startup, Industries & Academia. The outline of the event is as follows:
This innovation challenge will emphasis on below mentioned broad categories but not restricted to: