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Security and Scientific Technical Research Association (SASTRA) is a Section 8, Not-for-profit Company under the Companies Act 2013, set up by Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU), an Institution of National Importance, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. SASTRA’s primary objective is to facilitate a quadruple engagement between academia, industry, innovators and the government for innovation, incubation and technology acceleration in the space of national security and policing. The agenda is to accelerate India towards an Atmanirbhar and AtmaSurakshit Bharat.

The emphasis of innovation process is to understand the requirements of the operational units of the forces and to create tailor-made equipment in association with the industry/innovators/MSMEs. Overall, the process is geared to integrate component technologies onto a platform and facilitate the gradual development of the technology to meet the qualitative requirements (QRs) of the forces. The aim is to also incubate start-ups to fulfil the futuristic needs of the forces.

Vision

To facilitate a quadruple engagement between academia, industry, innovators and the government for innovation, incubation, technology acceleration, research and development in the space of national security and policing.

Mission

To become an aggregator of solution providers who work within the problem space of national security and policing with emphasis on youth engagement and Ātmanirbhar Bhārat.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Co-working space, technology transfer & equipment come as a part of the infrastructure.

INCUBATION

Financial assistance & product marketing to startups specializing in security technology.

INGENUITY

Brilliant ideas will be mentored while sharing subject matter expertise.

Hackathon
About Partner Incubator

Security and Scientific Technical Research Association (SASTRA) is the Partner Incubator under iDEX with a mandate to mentor startups, entrepreneurs and MSMEs to create, deploy and commercialise technologies and products for the Indian military and defence PSUs.

SASTRA along with iDEX undertakes the following activities:

  1. Explore and discover innovators/startups/MSMEs which can co-create innovative defence technologies with the Indian armed forces & other establishments.
  2. Mentor and nurture such startups/MSMEs.
  3. Run programs like accelerators to support the identified Startups/MSMEs by iDEX-DIO.
  4. Promote defence innovations at the schools and in academic institutes.
  5. Support the identified Startups/MSMEs with prototyping and piloting defence related products/technologies.
  6. Support iDEX-DIO in building the ecosystem for startups to interact with the Indian Defence establishment.
  7. Encourage innovator(s) to submit potential solutions for product requirements of the Indian Armed Forces.
  8. Conduct out-reach and promotional undertakings for Defence India Startup Challenges/ Open Challenges/Prime Challenges/internships or any other activity .
  9. Support prototyping and piloting of products/technologies developed by identified startups/MSMEs
  10. Partner Incubator will support iDEX-DIO and selected startups/MSMEs in carrying out the prototyping and piloting of their products/technologies using its network of experts and mentors

  Email ID Contact Number
iDEX idex@sastra.co.in 9978401179
Startups Incubated under SASTRA
  1. Chowgule Fibreglass Ships Pvt Ltd.: Winner of DISC 7 (SPRINT) Prime (Indian Navy)
  2. Vasbeam Pvt Ltd.: Winner of Open Challenge 6.0 (Indian Navy)
    • Working on the challenge Non-intrusive, Multistep and Multi-Technology Fusion intrusion Detection Systems to SecureDefence Establishment
    • https://www.vasbeam.com/
  3. Faleshwar Udyog LLP: Winner of DISC 7 (SPRINT) Prime (Indian Navy)
    • Working on the challenge Autonomous Hull Maintenance Crawler.
    • 15 years of vast experience in New Product Development, Automation, Design of Special Purpose Machines / Welding Systems / Material Handling Equipment / Jigs & Fixtures used in Heavy Engineering Industries/ fabrication of critical vessels & steel structures and capabilities in conceptualization, 3D modeling, Drafting, Design and Finite Element Analysis.
    • https://www.faleshwarudyog.com/
  4. 3-A Aerosat Pvt Ltd.: Winner of Open Challenge 6.0 (Indian Navy)
    • Working on the challenge Aerial Platform -a low-cost UAV with long endurance. 3A-Aerosat is a company specialising in aerospace design and manufacturing who has demonstrated PoC of their first product, long endurance rotors in Feb 2023 and based on the success they have been selected to complete prototype before August 2023. Their current product is just the beginning of their long-term vision. As a company, they are committed to revolutionizing the High-altitude Pseudo Satellite Segment (HAPS) with their innovative technology.
    • https://www.airbornerotors.com/
About MSME Innovative Scheme

MSME Innovative Scheme is an amalgamation of the Incubation, Design, and IPR Schemes of the Ministry of MSME. These erstwhile three schemes operate as separate verticals with interflows and connections. These verticals are also integrated sequentially and parallelly into one singular formulation to promote and encourage innovative activities for improved synergy and higher efficiency. MSME Innovative is a new concept for MSMEs with a combination of innovation in incubation, design intervention, and by protecting IPR in a single-mode approach to create awareness amongst MSMEs about India’s innovation and motivate them to become MSME Champions. This will act as a hub for innovation activities facilitating and guiding the development of ideas into viable business propositions that can benefit society directly and can be marketed successfully. Rashtriya Raksha University, SASTRA is selected as an implementation agency, Host Institute for handholding to business development to final growth and outreach.

About

Security and Scientific Technical Research Association (SASTRA) is a Section 8, Not-for-profit Company under the Companies Act 2013, set up by Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU), an Institution of National Importance, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. SASTRA’s primary objective is to facilitate a quadruple engagement between academia, industry, innovators and the government for innovation, incubation and technology acceleration in the space of national security and policing. The agenda is to accelerate India towards an Atmanirbhar and AtmaSurakshit Bharat.

The emphasis of innovation process is to understand the requirements of the operational units of the forces and to create tailor-made equipment in association with the industry/innovators/MSMEs. Overall, the process is geared to integrate component technologies onto a platform and facilitate the gradual development of the technology to meet the qualitative requirements (QRs) of the forces. The aim is to also incubate start-ups to fulfil the futuristic needs of the forces.

 

Centre for Earth and Space Science Informatics

 

Centre for High Performance Computing & Quantum Technology

 

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation

Centre for Earth and Space Science Informatics

The Centre for Earth and Space Science Informatics will focus on transdisciplinary technology and developments in terrestrial and space systems, including atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, geosphere, and outer space. At the outset, it will facilitate academic, research, and training programmes on geospatial technology. It strives to develop technology and offer technological solutions to the real-world spatial challenges of citizens and security organizations. It will also focus on emerging and future technologies essential for nation-building.

    • Innovation areas
      • Sensor Development (including IoT)
      • Algorithm Development
      • Software Development
  • Key areas of focus
    • Digital image processing
    • GIS
    • Remote Sensing
    • Surveying
    • Data Science
    • Machine learning
    • Navigation System
Centre for High Performance Computing & Quantum Technology

Advanced computing technologies are leading the world in innovation and research. This Centre aims to create an ecosystem for research and innovation in High Performance Computing and Quantum Computing with a focus on application in national security and allied domains. It will facilitate various academic, training, extension and research programmes in the domains of quantum technologies, high performance computing, learning systems and advanced computing. SASET, with strategic partnerships with domain experts like the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), will enable students and researchers to innovate and carry out research with a focus on national security leading towards a technically advanced and secure nation.

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation

Innovation is at the heart of the School of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology. To facilitate the innovation process and to provide academic support to innovators, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation will provide the rostrum for individual development and research ecosystem for the development of their innovations. Innovation spreads across multiple disciplines and domains; therefore, an interdisciplinary approach is needed. The Centre, through its various programmes, will support the innovators in the domains ancillary to their innovation, which will not only help them with better understanding of the subject-matters of their innovation, but also will gain the skills and knowledge to sustain their innovations.

Commercialisation
  • SUCCESSFULLY COMMERCIALISED INDIAN NAVY INNOVATIONS THROUGH TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY
    Products:
    1. Navrakshak Isolation Gown
    2. Oxygen Recycling System (ORS)
    3. Auskey Stethoscope
    4. Navrakshak Antimicrobial Mask N95 FFP 2
    5. Magnetometer Sensor Based Search (MSBS)
    6. Compact Automatic Poisonous Gas Absorption Module (CAPAM)
    7. Modular Small Arms Employment System (MOSES)

    *Kindly connect with us for further details through msme@sastra.co.in

Team

 

 

Professor (Dr.) Bimal N. Patel

Chairman

 

Col. Nidhish Bhatnagar

Managing Director

 

Dr. S. L. Vaya

Project Head

 

Mr. Akash Desai

Project Director / Acting CEO, SASTRA

 

Ms. Priyanka Nagulapally

Project Manager

 

Ms. Sonali Mehta

Project Associate

 

Mr. Akash Shiroya

Project Assistant

 

Mr. Mukesh Yadav

Project Assistant

 

Mr. Bhavin Padhiyar

Office Administrator

 

Mr. Jogendra Singh Mehra

Office Administrator

 

Mr. Krunal Joshi

Assistant Finance Officer, SASTRA

 

Mr. Kushal Srivastava

Compliance & Legal Officer

 

Mr. Jeet Joshi

Assistant Training Officer

Visiting and Eminent Speakers
UPCOMING EVENTS
PAST EVENTS
  • SASTRA along with Rashtriya raksha University signed an MoU with Startburst Aerospace for growth in Aerospace, Space, defence(ASD) and Homeland Security Domains
  • SASTRA has successfully trained 400+ participants from all 7 Critical Infromation Infrastructure Sectors during NCIIPC CII SecEx 2024 organised by NCIIPC , a unit of NTRO in 4 major cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Banglore, Kolkata.
  • SASTRA and IncuBeta arranged a session for Smart India Hackathon 2023 on 21st September 2023. Students from various schools participated and presented their ideas and solutions for Smart India Hackathon 2023 problems statements. Ideas and solutions were evaluated as well as mentored for final submission.
  • SASTRA along with Directorate of Extension and IncuBeta – a student driven entrepreneurship and innovation cell observed World Entrepreneur’s Day with science and commerce higher secondary school students at Royal School, Sampa – Gandhinagar on 24th August 2023.
  • Launch of KURUKSHETRA the very first E-sports event at Rashtriya Raksha University by Incubeta, the student driven Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell of RRU-SASTRA on May 12, 2023
  • Team RRU-SASTRA apprised Dr. A. P. Maheshwari DG CRPF (Retd), ERF at SISPA, and sought his guidance to strengthen the innovation domain for the Police and Paramilitary Forces.
  • Team from the Guided Weapon Repair Maintenance Unit on behalf of HQ SWAC IAF visited RRU to collaborate with SASTRA and SITAICS on the project of an AI-based Fault Rectification Approach Tool.
  • Incubeta – Incubation and Entrepreneurship club innaugrated under RRU-SASTRA
  • RRU-SASTRA as Partner Incubator with iDEX-DIO reviewed the ongoing project of our incubated startup Chowgule Fibreglass Ships Pvt. Ltd. post-completion of the first milestone.
  • RRU-SASTRA and SISPA facilitated our partner MSME to promote their innovative products through trials with 100 Bn Rapid Action Force |(RAF), Ahmedabad for building Atmanirbhar Bharat.
  • RRU-SASTRA successfully conducted outreach event for DISC9 Cyber Security challenges with iDEX-DIO.
  • RRU – SASTRA conducted one day IPR Conclave on IP importance in the National Security landscape.
  • Extended participation in Defexpo 2022 with startups in Niche areas showcased MetaHuman and AI driven products.
  • Attended and Participated in NIIO (Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation) Seminar” Swavlamban”
  • RRU-SASTRA with iDEX and NIIO conducted virtual outreach event for DISC and PRIME Challenges
  • Incubeta, a student Entrepreneurship and Innovation club under RRU-SASTRA organized its first ‘Ideation Workshop’ for infusing Ideation, Innovation and Entrepreneurial skills among students
  • Successfully conducted One-Day Workshop on Legal Startups, Innovations & Incubation to boost the startup ecosystem with RRU in association with SSLECJ
  • RRU-SASTRA, Partner Incubator under iDEX organized an Outreach event for DISC-9 Cyber security Challenges in collaboration with GCCI and MSME Development & Facilitation Office, Ahmedabad at GCCI Campus, Ahmedabad on March 17, 2023.
OUR PARTNERS
Indian-Navy iDEX NSG
GCCI HDFC NSG
HDFC ARISTA ARISTA
Indian Navy MSME iDEX
Contact Us
Security and Scientific Technical Research Association
Email ID: contact@sastra.co.in
Contact No. : 9978401179, Ext: 32000, 32001, 32002
  Email ID Contact Number Extension Number
Incubation and Innovation contact@sastra.co.in 9978401179 32000, 32001, 32002
Commercialization msme@sastra.co.in 9978401179 32000, 32002
iDEX idex@sastra.co.in 9978401179 32000, 32001
General inquiry contact@sastra.co.in 9978401179 32000, 32001, 32002
 
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Rashtriya Raksha University,

Lavad, Dahegam, Gandhinagar – 382305

Phone No. – 079-68126800, Ext: 266

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Prof. (Dr.) Bimal N. Patel

Chairman & Director

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Col. Nidhish Bhatnagar

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News & Announcement

SASTRA has facilitated Paayas Incorporation and Primewear Hygiene India Ltd. with authorised licensee certificate to manufacture and sell Navrakshak N95 mask and PPE Gown for our front line workers and Doctors.

SASTRA has facilitated for the Design Registration certificate for the Gun Stand (MOSES) in collaboration with TDAC- Indian Navy

Facilitated the registration of trademark for a variety of groundbreaking products namely, ORS, CAPAM, and MSBS in collaboration with TDAC-Indian Navy

RRU-SASTRA as Partner Incubator with iDEX-DIO reviewed the ongoing project of our incubated startup Chowgule Fibreglass Ships Pvt. Ltd. post-completion of the first milestone.

RRU selected as Host Institute for implementation of the incubation component under the MSME innovative scheme.

RRU-SASTRA selected as iDEX Partner Incubator

Indian Naval innovation Aadyant Oxygen Recycling System (ORS) commercialised through Transfer of Technology by RRU-SASTRA, modified into a new portable and smaller variant by our partner MSME Revathy Electronics Equipment & Components.

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