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, Assisted Living and Social Impact. In terms of technology domains, the focus is in hardware/IoT, IT systems, computing (AI, ML, Data science & analytics), automation & robotics.Click to apply