Register for Hackathon#1

8-10 DEC, 2017

Register for Hackathon#2

19​-​22 ​JAN, 201​8​


WHAT IS TNIGC?

In order to activate a strong pipeline of innovative ideas that aim to solve the most pressing problems faced by consumers, citizens, government, industry, and planet, EDII (Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute, a Society established by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu) and FORGE Accelerator are launching the Tamil Nadu Innovation Grand Challenge [TNIGC] 2017 program to seed the next generation of breakthrough ideas that apply the power of technology to offer innovative solutions.

The TNIGC is a full-fledged managed innovation program including generation of problems statements, ideation camps, hackathons, prototype incubation, product/business acceleration, grant funding, and seed capital investments. The chosen sectors are Agri (Precision Agriculture), Manufacturing (Intelligent Machines), Indian Railways, Smart Cities, Assistive Devices and Social Impact. In terms of technology domains, the focus is in hardware/IoT, IT systems, computing (AI, ML, Data science & analytics), automation & robotics.

360D Innovation Program




Target Sectors

INTELLIGENT MACHINES

  • Industrial Automation
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Asset Monitoring
  • Machine health monitoring
  • Automation and Robotization
  • ASSISTIVE DEVICES

  • Automated mobility support
  • Assistive devices for paralympic sports
  • Retrofitting
  • SMART CITIES

  • Waste & Sewage
  • Smart Energy
  • Traffic Management
  • Transportation
  • Smart Water Management
  • Real Estate and Hotel Infrastructure
  • Pollution Control
  • PRECISION AGRICULTURE

  • Crop health Monitoring
  • Smart Harvesting
  • Cattle health and safety Monitoring
  • Weather Monitoring for farm / polyhouse
  • Resource (Water) Conservation and usage
  • INDIAN RAILWAYS

  • Track Monitoring & Safety
  • Goods Transportation
  • Passenger Convenience
  • SOCIAL IMPACT

  • Education/Skills Development
  • Disability
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Women safety/empowerment
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Food safety



  • Labs



    A one-stop hackspace for full-spectrum hardware innovation


    Our Invitees

    Dr.Sanjay Tyagi

    Director, STPI


    Saurabh Arora

    Founder & CEO, Airwoot


    Selvakumar Natesan

    Lead Consultant, ThoughtWorks


    Gokul Alex

    Senior Manager, UST Global


    Sundar Muruganandhan

    MD, Versa Drives Pvt Ltd


    Ganesh Shankar

    Founder & MD, Fluxgen Engg Tech


    Sathya Prasad

    Director, PES University


    Vivek Poovalingam

    Project Manager, Robert Bosch


    Ramakrishnan Bose

    Technology Consultant


    Nishil Koshy

    Co-Founder & CEO, Kfx


    Adarsh Natarajan

    CEO, AIndra Systems Pvt. Ltd.


    Satish Kumar

    Office Principal, ThoughtWorks


    Arati

    Head - Smart Homes, Bosch


    Navratan Katariya

    Director CoE-IoT, NASSCOM


    Sindhuja Jeyabal

    CoFounder, CTO Dost Education


    Mahalingam R

    Managing Director, Netcon


    Ananth P S Nair

    Co-founder,
    DivAmp


    Harish Rawlani

    Co-founder & Director,
    MakeInMe Technologies pvt. Ltd.


    Kamaraj V

    Technical Marketing Engineer,
    Intel India Maker Lab


    Pradeep Yuvaraj

    Story Teller,Prezantim
    Presentation Design Services


    Prasanth Mohan

    Associate Engineer,
    REDD


    Raju Kandasamy

    Co-founder,
    NilaTech, VRNext


    Senthil

    CEO,
    Jio/JioMio


    Senthilkumar Murugesan

    Entrepreneur,
    Unilogic Technologies


    Karthik

    Director, Probyto


    Visweswaran Jagadeesan

    Sr. Academic Consultant, NI


    Ganesh Shankar

    Founder & MD, Fluxgen Engg Tech


    ANTONY DEEPAK

    CEO, CINDAN TECHNOLOGIES


    Jayaraman K Iyer

    ICET Competency Developer


    Sathish kumar

    iQube, KCT


    Vasanth Kumar

    Applications Engineer, VI Solutions


    Abhinav Dubey

    Managing Director, Breadware


    Vibin Baburajan

    Head Digital Marketing, Karsan Technologies


    Vinodh Raj

    Additive Manufacturing SME, Protomake Private Limited


    Madhan Raj R

    Founder, Skyware Drone Suite


    Manjunatha Hebbar

    Founder & CEO, Buoyanci


    Naveen Krishnamurthy

    Director, Acodeidea


    Our Partners

    For more information, contact: Divijaa +91-73977-33134

    Contact Us

    FORGE

    The 360D Incubation Enterprise

    FORGE - a branded incubation enterprise launched by the Coimbatore Innovation & Business Incubator (CIBI), was founded with the vision to foster the emergence of innovation powered enterprises that integrate technology efficiency (powered by the tech & tools covering connected devices, intelligent machines, advanced computing, artificial intelligence, factory automation & industrial robotics, data sciences & analytics, and digital business) with the timeless business potential of several sectors with huge potential for innovation led disruption.

    FORGE is envisioned as a holistic incubation enterprise offering innovation, incubation, acceleration, and investment services to transform innovative ideas into successful enterprises with potential for growth, impactsand profits