‘Swavlamban’ – Indian Navy’s Maiden Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Seminar
The first seminar 'Swavalamban' of Naval Innovation and Indigenization Organization (NIIO) was held in New Delhi from 18-19 July 2022.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present on the occasion as the chief guest. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was the Guest of Honour.
The Prime Minister unveiled the 'sprint challenges' during the seminar 'Swavalamban'.
'SPRINT (Supporting Pole-Vaulting in R&D through iDEX, NIIO and TDAC) Challenges' is aimed at giving a boost to the usage of indigenous technology in the Indian Navy.
The objective of the seminar is to engage Indian industry and academia towards achieving self-reliance in the defence sector.
A major pillar of self-reliant India is the defence sector achieving self-reliance.
Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation
It was launched in 2020 by the Ministry of Defence to fulfil its requirements relating to technology.
The objective is to foster innovation and indigenisation for self-reliance in defence in keeping with the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
It will establish dedicated structures for end users to interact with academia and industry.
It aims to induct at least 75 new indigenous technologies, products into the Indian Navy and the collaborative project is named SPRINT.
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