Indian Army Chief General M M Naravane will inaugurate the Ahmedabad Design Week (ADW) organised by Karnavati University on 26th February.
The University has organised the third edition of the design week on theme design and innovation in defence and aerospace, in line with the Centre’s mission of achieving Atmanirbharta in defence manufacturing in India.
Ritesh Hada, President of the Karnavati University said, “The Ahmedabad Design Week would create a platform for starting a dialogue on design in defence and aerospace, using emerging technologies, and bringing together design practitioners, defence sector veterans and innovators to deliberate upon this.”
One of the notable highlights of ADW 3.0 will be the final tranche of India’s biggest Defence Startup and Innovation Challenge, which the DRDO will host in association with the University.
The winning teams will be rewarded with prize money and funding of up to Rs 50 crore. In addition, it will encourage participants to create prototypes and commercialize products and solutions they have developed.
The aim is to support startups, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and innovators to develop unique solutions and breakthrough technology interventions in the National Defence and Aerospace sector.
In an official release, Gen M M Naravane said, “Designing takes the experience of the past, breaks the mould of the present, and looks to create things anew for the future. Wishing ADW 3.0 all the success in taking forward design and development in defence and aerospace sectors.”
Apart from Gen M M Naravane, Hari Babu Srivastava, Director-General of Technology Management (TM), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), will also remain present in the inauguration function.
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