Launch of Defence Champion Cluster in Tamil Nadu : June 2021

Defence Champion Cluster
in Tamil Nadu
Expression of Interest to join the Unique Opportunity

We are happy to share this mail and request the participation of your organization in this unique initiative.

Tamil Nadu is the Home to India's First Defence Corridor. More than 120 aerospace manufacturing companies have their presence in the State. More than 700 suppliers (MSMEs) to various defence PSUs are operating in Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Centre (TNTDPC) an autonomous society of Government of Tamil Nadu & Confederation of Indian Industry in partnership with The Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) is launching a Defence Champion Cluster in Tamil Nadu for the participation & benefits of MSMEs & Industries in Tamil Nadu.

The aim is to provide the Industry members who are willing to take the plunge into the defence sector, with a clear and an impartial assessment of their existing capability and advisory on the opportunities available to them in the defence sector. This service is unique as it maps the industry's core competencies to the customer's requirements and provides the opportunity for global defence supply chain integrations. The expert team will assess company's capability to manufacture various defence products, both with their existing facilities and incremental additions. The team will also offer specialist consultancy & advisory services relating to Defence Procurement Procedure and policies.


The Cluster Project Methodology:

• Engage in doing Competency Mapping Assessment Report of these companies through consultants & shortlisting of potential industries to the Cluster.
• Interaction & interview with short-listed companies CEOs to assess their interest & commitment levels as well explain the scope of engagement and opportunities in the Defence and Aerospace Sector for business development.
• Visits by the Assessors to the short-listed companies.
• To organize one-workshop on Doing Business with Defence in each Geographical Cluster.
• Assessors to visit, assess & interact with the shortlisted companies.
• Preparation of the Assessment Report (45 days per Geographical Cluster)
• Share the Competency Mapping Reports with the Companies (Steps required and the opportunities for the companies)
Report would cover:
     *  Mapping of potential products/niche products based on company readiness for defense enterprises
     *  Suggestion of additional improvement in process/technology/design to suit specification of defense establishment.
     *  Scope of investment to create new opportunities
     *  Business opportunities of company product portfolio for defense and OEMs
     *  Suggest any certification if required
• Monthly Review & Mentoring Meetings (60-90 minutes per company) and provide handholding support. (Virtual / hybrid)
• Use these capability assessment reports to facilitate their linkages with DPSU’s, Ordnance Factories, Defence Services Organisations, DRDO, Large Indian Private Companies & Foreign OEM’ by organizing buyer seller meets & Providing consultancy & advisory services.
• Conduct 4 to 5 Customer Organisation Vendor Development Meets with Defence & Armed Forces and the relevant organisations.
• Conduct an Expo & Road Show of these 100 companies with Foreign OEMs to interact with them.
• Cluster Closure ceremony with a Defence Linkage programme & certification (at a common venue)
• Extend invites to all Defence related events of CII/ SIDM to the champion cluster companies.
• Extend Invites to CII-Hive Digital Exhibitions at discounted rates to exhibit capabilities of the champion cluster companies
• Facilitate visits to International Exhibition Visits (at the cost of the interested MSMEs)
• A technical helpline.
• Come out with Directory of Defence products from Tamil Nadu

Cluster Participation Fees (Cluster Participation Cost will be graded)
Companies with Turnover of less than Rs. 60 crores per annum - Rs. 2 Lakhs plus GST
Companies with turnover of Rs. 60 Crores to Rs. 100 crores - Rs. 2.5 Lakhs plus GST
Companies with turnover above Rs. 100 crores to Rs. 150 Crores - Rs. 3 Lakhs plus GST

Note: Intervention of 12 months with the chosen 100 companies.
Exact Participation Fees payable by each participating company will be based on their turnover as submitted by the industries.

In this context, interested Industries in Tamil Nadu are requested to share their Expression of Interest (EoI) to join the Defence Champion Cluster and get benefited. kindly download the Defence Champion Cluster EoI form from below link, fill up and send it back to us be email / post to reach us on before 31 May 2021.

Link: Defence Champion Cluster - EoI Form

Look forward to receiving your response.

Our Address:
K Samuel Johnson - 9840948053
Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Centre
C/o Confederation of Indian Industry
98/1 Velacherry Main Road,
Guindy, Chennai 600 032. Tamil Nadu.
Phone : +91-44-42444555/530 (D)


Head & Member Secretary
Tamil Nadu Technology Development & Promotion Centre
Chennai