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The agreement envisages the development of dual use technologies

Agreement to promote innovation in startups & MSMEs of both countries for development of dual use technologies

Startups & industry to bring out next generation technologies & products in areas such as Drones, Robotics & AI

Development efforts to be jointly funded by DRDO & DDR&D, Israel

New Delhi, NFAPost: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Israel Ministry of Defence Directorate of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D) have entered into a Bilateral Innovation Agreement (BIA) to promote innovation and accelerated R&D in startups and MSMEs of both countries for the development of dual use technologies.

The new agreement is widely viewed as a tangible demonstration of the growing Indo–Israeli technological cooperation. The cooperation is widened recently with close ties in defence and core R&D activities in frontier areas.

The agreement was signed between and Secretary, Department of Defence, Research & Development & Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy and Head of DDR&D, Israel BG (Retd) Dr Daniel Gold on Tuesday.

Under the agreement, startups and industry of both countries will work together to bring out next generation technologies and products in the areas such as Drones, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Quantum technology, Photonics, Biosensing, Brain-Machine Interface, Energy Storage, Wearable Devices, Natural Language Processing, etc.

Products and technologies will be customised to meet unique requirements of both the countries. The development efforts will be jointly funded by DRDO and DDR&D, Israel. The technologies developed under BIA will be available to both countries for their domestic applications.

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