New Delhi: Seeking to expand the commercial
market for some of its technologies developed for civilian
applications, Defence Research and Development Organisation
(DRDO) will showcase 35 such products in the forthcoming
India-Africa business meet.
"The India-Africa Business Partnership Summit will start
from Wednesday at Hyderabad. On the sidelines of the summit,
DRDO will showcase some of the technology developed by it in
the area of food, life sciences and environment," DRDO
officials said here today.
The technology and products that will be showcased during
the summit include high-end engineering applications for
ensuring food security, fighting pandemics, handling climate
change, disaster management and counter-terrorism.
DRDO has signed an agreement with FICCI to develop some
of the technologies for civilian market application which have
further been transferred to private sector for mass production,
the officials said.
"This programme is first-of-its-kind to be undertaken by
DRDO in association with FICCI to actively spin out several of
DRDO`s technologies for appropriate commercial markets both
nationally and internationally," they said.
The two-day business summit would bring together
ministers, CEOs, heads of various corporations, and
independent consultants to share and showcase business
opportunities for Indian and African market.