Research Analyst/Co-ordinator – TDF Desk at TDF Directorate

About the Project

The Project would support the initiatives of the Technology Development Fund (TDF) scheme of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) executed by the Directorate of Technology Development Fund, aimed at supporting the technology development ecosystem of India's defence sector using grants and agreements to industries, especially MSME and startups.

Under this project, a dedicated TDF desk will be managed by Finovista, to support the TDF scheme's project management, branding, and outreach to industries, industry associations, and other stakeholders.

Finovista, is supporting DRDO to set up and manage the TDF Desk at DRDO. People working on working under the TDF Desk will be associated with Finovista.

About Technology Development Fund (TDF)

TDF of DRDO promulgates the development of defence and dual-use systems, subsystems, Components or technologies, for a product that is Indian Designed, Developed and manufactured (IDDM). The idea is mainly to promote Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) including Startups to develop innovative products for our forces.


Finovista is a Programme Management Agency, specialising in a range of Capacity Building Programmes, Innovation Challenges, Entrepreneurship Development Programme, Investor Pitching & Connect, and Training. As a sector-agnostic consulting firm, it focuses on various fields, such as Defence and Aerospace, Manufacturing, Clean Cooking, Energy, Environment, Low Carbon Growth Technology, Green Finance, Result-Based Finance, Carbon Finance, and Social Enterprise Development. Finovista works with Government, International Agencies, Development Agencies, Academia, and Corporates from India and worldwide. It provides Conceptualization, Design, Development, and Implementation services for their Programme in India.

Job Location

DRDO HQ, New Delhi

Note: As DRDO is a high-security zone, selected candidates will need to get a Police Clearance Certificate upon joining Finovista.

Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in feasibility events, understand the discussions between all stakeholders (Users, representatives, scientists, and other industry representatives), and draft concise technology feasibility reports to support technology strategy and decision-making at high levels for the proposed projects. Provide end-to-end support in feasibility study including drafting requirements, summaries, and presentations for any relevant committee meeting.
  • Assist in the preparation of detailed reports for each project requirement through stakeholder interactions with industry, academia, and end users, through both online and offline workshops.
  • Preparation of other Documents, Notes, Research Reports, White Papers, etc. as required from time to time for the Scheme and Projects.
  • Prepare and maintain support material such as mailing lists, technology presentations, and templates (proposals, agreements, etc)
  • Create and manage all internal technical documentation used for the programme.
  • Maintain an updated Database of Experts for Empanelment i.e Defence experts/consulting agencies, Finance Experts, Legal Experts, IPR experts, Accounting Expert, CS, CA, etc. as per requirement in consultation with DTDF.


  • Post Graduate degree or higher (minimum 60 percent marks or 6.5 CGPA) with demonstrable Experience in Technology & Policy Research for 3 to 6 Years
  • Prior Experience/Project of Defence Research would be preferred
  • Experience in Technology Assessment/Feasibility Studies
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to analyse and synthesises technical and operational information into concise decision-support briefs
  • Excellent drafting skills; the ability to communicate, concisely, and simply, in writing and verbally, to technology and funding decision-makers at senior tiers of government
  • Strong management skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams as well as independently
  • Attention to detail and end-to-end ownership

Kindly share the resume at and with a statement of suitability/position applied for, current CTC, expected CTC, current location and Notice period.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an in-person interaction.

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