Startup Defense Conference at Hyderabad, a great success!

ACIR collaborated with the U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad to organize a two day workshop that brought together the top entrepreneurs, corporate leaders from the defense industry and government officials to demonstrate how start-ups and their technologies can bring innovation to the defense sector and further strengthen U.S.-India collaboration in defense manufacturing.

In the two-day workshop, selected innovative received training by experts, aimed at helping them become more attractive to the defense industry, potential partners, and investors. Akshat Mathur, Co-founder of High Availability Solutions said “This defence workshop is the best thing that has happened to us in a long time, it gave us all the inputs we needed in terms of commercializing the technology.”

Following the two-day workshop, was a larger Defense Ties Conference where the selected startups  got the chance to pitch their business concepts to U.S. and Indian defense companies. The conference featured executives from Defense Primes such as Raytheon, Adani and Lockheed Martin as well as high level government officials from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

The workshop has been covered by more than five leading Indian newspapers including The Hindu and The Times of India.

Read more about the workshop here.