Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO)
Defence Minister launched the Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO).
• The NIIO puts in place dedicated structures for the end users to interact with academia and industry.
• The objective is to foster innovation and indigenisation for self-reliance in defence in keeping with the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
• The NIIO is a three-tiered organisation:
i. Naval Technology Acceleration Council (N-TAC) will bring together the twin aspects of innovation and indigenisation and provide apex level directives.
ii. A working group under the N-TAC will implement the projects.
iii. A Technology Development Acceleration Cell (TDAC) has also been created for induction of emerging disruptive technology in an accelerated time frame.