Gurukul, an Educational Series under India–United States Defense Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS-X), is a cornerstone of this innovation partnership, where industry (Indian/U.S.-based Primes), governments, and startups come together.

The Gurukul Educational Series is inspired by the ancient Indian Tradition of propagating education through learning via experience and discussions led by enlightened teachers and curious students. Through this series, we invite the visionaries of India and the U.S. for ‘semi-formal’ discussions with startups, students, innovators, and anyone willing and curious to learn more to develop deeper people-to-people ties.

Edition four will convene a consortium of industry, academia, and nonprofit organizations across the United States and India to explore pathways to help companies access premier testing facilities, creating new opportunities for researchers to collaborate and for companies to demonstrate their technologies.


  • Moderator: Sameer P. Lalwani, Ph.D - Senior Expert at the U.S. Institute of Peace

  • Air Cmde PK Choudhary VSM (Ret.) - Defense and Aerospace Advisor at the Foundation for Science Innovation and Development IISc

  • Mark Thompson - Co-Director at the Ventura Tech Bridge, Member of the Board of Directors at FathomWERX

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What: INDUS X Educational Series: Gurukul Program Edition 4, INDUSWERX

When: May 21, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. EDT, 5:30 p.m. IST

Where: ZoomGov Webinar

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About National Security Innovation Network

NSIN is a program office in the U.S. Department of Defense, nested within the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). We are set up to collaborate with a wide variety of innovators to include universities, researchers, students, entrepreneurs and start-ups. We create opportunities for collaboration across communities and connect those that might not traditionally work in national security. Together, we help drive national security innovation and develop technologies that directly support the individuals responsible for protecting our country.