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.
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Scavenger Robot to clean the drainage system (Shadow controlling human arm using robotics)
Smart Water Managment (IoT) - Centralized Control to automate the water flow
Portable Device for Kidney Failure (through test of sugar and albumin ratio by a non invasive mehod)