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Battery tech start-up Indienergy is DRDO’s ‘Dare to Dream 3.0’ contest winner

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An IIT Roorkee-based startup, the Indigenous Energy Storage Technologies Pvt Ltd. (Indienergy), has emerged as the winner of the DRDO’s ‘Dare to Dream 3.0’ contest for battery development. Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, is giving an award of Rs 10 lakh.

The Indigenous Energy Storage Technologies Pvt Ltd. (Indienergy), a start-up incubated at the Technology Incubation and Entrepreneurship Development Society (TIDES), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), has won the DRDO’s “Dare to Dream 3.0” innovation contest in the Startup Category.

This startup is dedicated to the advancement of Sodium (Na)-ion Battery Technology. The Na-ion batteries are cost-effective and in keeping with the goals of Aatm Nirbhar Bharat. It is worth noting that the firm creates all of the components required to market the battery technology domestically.

TIEDS was founded to foster regional innovation and entrepreneurship. TIEDS operates and oversees the Technology Innovation & Development of Entrepreneurship Support (TIDES) Business Incubator, which is based at IIT, Roorkee.

The Indigenous Energy Storage Technologies Pvt Ltd. team of Akash Soni, Prof. Yogesh Sharma, Dr. Nagesh Kumar, and Dr. Asit Sahoo won first place in the DRDO’s “Dare to Dream 3.0” competition “content. The Defence Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, bestowed a Rs 10 lakh award.

In 2021, IIT Roorkee’s Prof. Sudipta Sarkar won the innovation contest in the individual category, during the “Dare to Dream 2.0″ Contest. Also, the previous year, Log 9 Materials Sci Pvt Ltd., the first firm fostered by TIDES, IIT Roorkee, received second place in the startup category.

The Dare to Dream contest was created in honour of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, to uncover ideas and technologies with the potential for future adoption for Indian defense and aerospace requirements.

It strives to find disruptive ideas and concepts in emerging technologies by people and businesses for boosting defense capabilities by the DRDO.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, stated, “From the science of trial and error to mastering gardening and agriculture, we have learned the science of civilisation. However, in order to make additional progress and achieve new goals, new procedures must be implemented. And this is what I mean when I say ‘Research and Development for a Better Future and an Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’.”

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