Bharat Electronics Limited

Collaborative R&D

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Institutions/Consultants for Collaborative R&D

September 8th, 2016

Bharat Electronics Limited is India’s foremost Defence Electronics Company. A Navratna PSU under the Ministry of Defence, it has nine different units spread over the country and boasts of over 350 different products in the areas of Military Communication, Radars, Naval Systems, C4I Systems, Weapon Systems, Homeland Security, Telecom and Broadcast, Electronic Warfare, Tank Electronics and Electro Optics. BEL is committed to keeping its portfolio of products technologically competitive and invests substantial resources in R&D for development of new products and technologies and continual upgrading of existing products. R&D expenditure of BEL has been consistently increased and today stands at about 9% of the revenues.

BEL has a three layered R&D structure. The Central D&E division and Product & Innovation Center at Bangalore develop common modules and sub-systems, while the D&E groups in the manufacturing plants do the product development. In addition, two Central Research Laboratories(CRL) at Bangalore and Ghaziabad are involved in futuristic R&D in the fields of Secure communication, Radar & Sensor signal processing, Next Generation Networks, Electro-Optics and technologies for EW and C4I systems.

BEL is looking to further augment its R&D and product design efforts particularly through collaborative R&D and for this it wishes to considerably enhance its ties with companies, institutions, academia and experts/consultants in different areas. BEL seeks Expression of Interest from Companies (including MSMEs and Startups) and R&D Institutions(comprising Academia, Research Institutes, R&D organizations and Companies working in niche technologies) in India and abroad and ‘Experts/Consultants’ working independently or associated with R&D Institutions and having requisite expertise for collaborative R&D/contract research/product and subsystem development programs in the area of Military Communication, Radars, Sonars, Weapon Systems, Electro Optics, RF & Microwave components and subsystems, MEMS and NEMS and Software (DDS Middleware, 3D Terrain Mapping, Mathematical modelling etc.)

Ways of Collaborative R&D to address the Disciplines/Areas mentioned above:

The collaborative R&D could be in the form of joint R&D work on assignment basis/ long term basis through MoUs/long term tie ups; technical consultancy for specific projects; design vetting; design verification; design buying; testing; characterization; specialized engineering software codes; modelling; expert guidance on annual retainer ship basis; etc.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Qualifications, demonstrated experience, patents granted, papers published, awards received and number of projects completed in the relevant field, etc. for individual experts/consultants and
  • Type of institution, number of years of operation, present manpower expertise available, papers published, patents granted, number of projects/processes licensed and commercialized, total number of projects completed in the relevant field, etc. for R&D institutions and Companies.

Interested Companies, R&D Institutions/Individual Consultants are requested to download “Response Format for R&D Institution Empanelment” (A-1)/“Response Format for Individual Consultant Empanelment” (A-2) and submit the completed format, together with other required documents, by email or post, to:

GM(Technology Planning)
Bharat Electronics Limited
Registered & Corporate Office
Outer Ring Road, Nagavara
Bangalore –560 045
Email: cotp[at]bel[dot]co[dot]in

Note: Firms/Institutions/Individuals who have already been empaneled earlier need not apply.