Innovation Mentor (Capacity Building program) @GCE, Salem (1st - 5th Aug 2022)
Ideation Sprint @GCE Srirangam, Trichy (31st Oct - 5th Nov 2022)
Ideation Sprint @GCE, Tirunelveli (31st Oct - 5th Nov 2022)
Ideation Sprint @GCE, Salem (14th - 19th November 2022)
Nurturing a continuous pipeline of Innovators & Startups
InnovateTN initiative aims to scale an innovation-centred approach to higher technical education in the engineering and polytechnic colleges of Tamil Nadu, pioneered by Forge Innovation & Ventures (Forge). InnovateTN will generate talent for powering the technology-led transformation of Tamil Nadu's industrial sectors, for years to come.

InnovateTN labs established by DoTE, under the aegis of Higher Education Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, in partnership with StartupTN, are designed as world-class Industrial Innovation Labs [to be accredited as FAB LABs by the Fab Foundation, Centre for Bits and Atoms, MIT, USA].

Industrial Innovation Studio

A platform that provides managed innovation services, bringing a structured process to accelerate the development and validation of an idea to a prototype by a team of students at the lowest cost with full control of product design & development and shared IP ownership.

Innovation Practicum

InnovateTN offers the curriculum-integrated and industry-allied Innovation Practicum for developing Transdisciplinary Innovation Projects by Multidisciplinary Student Teams with an entrepreneurial mindset in a co-creation model with the local industry [Large companies, MSMEs, and Startups]

2438
Students Trained
413
Ideas Generated
53
Innovation Challenges Addressed
48
Educators Transformed to Innovation Mentors
Stations
The centers shall offer innovation-centric talent transformation programs that shall serve as a platform for skills and competencies development, offering students not from the host institutions but also from neighbouring science, engineering, and polytechnic institutions the opportunity to build technology-enabled solutions for industry-sponsored innovation challenges.
InnovateTN Labs
InnovateTN Labs are self-contained Integrated Industrial Innovation Labs, with the aim to promote innovation at the grassroots level catering to the needs of the local sectors, sourcing problems from them and developing and harnessing the skills and competencies of the students and researchers of the state to develop technologically advanced solutions.

Through this initiative, the state of Tamil Nadu shall accelerate the quality of the pipeline of talent produced and simultaneously the pace of technology adoption across several industrial sectors. 
Innovations
The most innovative ideas we have ideated and the groundbreaking innovations they have prototyped for deployment.
Borewell disaster rescue & monitoring bot
Robotics
A fast and secure system that assists NRDF personnel in the rescue of borehole trapped casualties. The gripping mechanism and monitoring device in the system enables the rescue team to continuously monitor the victim and act as a tool to uplift the victim from the borewell.
Machine Vision System for Inspection
Advanced Manufacturing
A fully automated machine vision system to detect cracks and defects in automobile components manufactured by Tier-1&2 OEM suppliers thereby reducing the QC operation cost by 85%. thereby decreasing human errors, labor dependencies, product cycle time in the component production process.
Smart Sanitary Napkin Dispenser
Assistive Health Device
An loT-based vending machine that is equipped with digital technologies to enable easy access, track and monitor the disbursement of sanitary napkins. Through, hardware-as-a-Service model, the innovation offers integrated services for 24/7 support and data-driven operations.
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InnovateTN.Tirunelveli,
Government College of Engineering
MPPG+C8J, Trivandrum Rd, Marshal Nager,
Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu 627007
InnovateTN.Trichy,
Government College of Engineering,
Trichy - Madurai Hwy, Sethurapatti, Tamil Nadu 620012
InnovateTN.Salem,
Government College of Engineering
NH 44, Karuppur,
Tamil Nadu 636011
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