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India's first public private partnership to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in aviation, aerospace and space-tech

Social Alpha, CSIR NAL and NRDC have come together to establish, a deep tech innovation and entrepreneurship promotion initiative focused on “lab to market” enablement of Aviation, Aerospace and Space-tech Engineering innovations and its wide-ranging applications across diverse sectors like SpaceTech, Defense, Air Mobility, Agriculture, Climate Change, Natural Resources Management, Insurance and Weather Forecasting. will catalyse, incubate and accelerate start-ups and SMEs for Atmanirbhar Bharat in these sectors of national strategic importance. 

To operationalise, a new not-for-profit entity has been registered under section 8 of Indian Companies Act called FAIRE (Foundation for Aerospace Innovation, Research and Entrepreneurship).This new entity has been created as a joint venture through NRDC (Legal entity to represent CSIR-NAL) and FISE (Legal entity to represent Social Alpha architecture). will operate in a hub and spoke model with its hub already operationalized within the CSIR-NAL campus in Bangalore. The architecture is envisaged to be spread across multiple nodes across the nation focusing on integrating with capital access, manufacturing infrastructure, supplier ecosystem, lab and validation ecosystems etc.

Technology North Stars


Sustainable Air Mobility


Affordable Internet/Communication Access


Data for Equitable Impact

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