DRDO signs pacts on Transfer of Technology with 16 companies


The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday signed 30 licensing agreements for Transfer of Technology (ToT) with 16 Indian companies, including three start-ups, a statement said. The pacts were signed at the Vibrant Goa Global Expo and Summit 2019, which is being held at Goa University, Taleigao in Goa between October 17-19.

The DRDO develops technologies for the armed forces and has been carrying out ToT to the defence industry for end use of the forces. The armed forces procure ready-to-eat meals, survival ration and emergency flying ration products from companies which have acquired ToT from the DRDO.

These products cater to the requirements of the forces deployed in inhospitable terrain and hostile weather conditions, the statement said. They also have high nutrition value and higher shelf-life and these technologies are useful for the larger interest of the society. “Vibrant Goa Summit provided an opportunity for the companies to interact with DRDO scientists who have developed these technologies,” it said.

The event was inaugurated by Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday and was attended by senior officials from the state government and the DRDO.

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