TN introduces its ‘Innovative Labs’ program

Recently, the Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Tamil Nadu announced the establishment of Innovate TN Labs in Govt. College of Engineering Salem, Trichy [Srirangam] and Tirunelveli at a budget outlay of Rs. 13.07Cr in partnership with TANSIM. In this regard, Forge is empanelled as the Knowledge and Capabilities Partner by TANSIM and DoTE as the operational partner.

It aims to stimulate local innovations and promote technology entrepreneurship as a 5-year turnkey project on a BOT [Build Operate Transfer] Model. The first 5-day capacity building program “Innovation Mentor” was a success with the presence of Lakshmi Priya, IAS, Director of Technical Education, Govt. of TN, S.Jayanthi, Additional Director of Technical Education, DoTE Chennai, R.Malayalamurthi, Principal, Govt. College of Engineering – Salem and Christopher K Raj, SVP – COO, Forge.FORT & GM, Forge Academy.

The program for the faculty members designed, developed and delivered by Forge was conducted on the 1st of August 2022 in Salem.

The program offered substantial skills and competencies developed in the areas of ideation, problem validation, customer discovery, prototyping tools and techniques, design thinking, innovation, business idea/model generation, business idea pitch preparation & presentation etc.