Tamil Nadu Innovation Grand Challenge

The Platform to elevate your startup game

TNIGC 18-19 is an initiative by Entrepreneurship Development & Innovation Institute - Tamil Nadu, to support ideas of budding entrepreneurs in the state with

Grant money

Expert mentorship


Incubation support



Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute (EDII) aims to promote innovation and startup culture through various initiatives.Tamil Nadu Innovation Grand Challenge (TNIGC) being one such initiative comprises of series of events that leads to a final pitchfest. EDII partnering with active startup communities in the state for this event to nurture a elegant entrepreneur ecosystem in the startup. Three winning teams will be awarded with a seed money of Rs. 5 lakh each.


Target Sectors






Smart cities

Who can participate?

  • Graduated Entrepreneurs(No students)
  • Startups should have a Prototype/PoC of the Idea
  • Incorporated Startups registered within 12 months (Date of Registration should not exceed one year on 1/12/2018)

How does it work?

Step 1

Sprint February 15-17, 2019


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Step 2

Bootcamp February 22-23, 2019


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Step 3

Pitchfest February 24, 2019


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Communities & Partners

If you are interested as community volunteer, please register here

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Got Questions?

What is TNIGC?

Tamil Nadu Innovation Grand Challenge (TNIGC) is an initiative by Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute (EDII) to support ideas of budding startups and enhance the future of tomorrow. The Government of Tamil Nadu established it in 2001.

Who can attend?

Do you think out of the box? TNIGC is where to make your dreams come true! We are looking for teams with creative ideas and thrive to make the world a better place. Bring great minds together and form a group of not more than three. We’re looking for teams with a prototype. You should complete 21 years of age to board the knowledge train...

How can I apply?

Fill the registration form through the online portal. You will get a payment link after a pre-screening process. The process will be completed after you pay Rs. 2000 through the link. Consider the confirmation mail as the entry ticket.

What should I bring?

To start with your laptops and any special kit that could be imperative to your project. You’re also welcome to bring additional technology to support your working prototype if necessary. If you have specific requirements, please reach out us prior to your presentation. We want to make it perfect for you. Don’t worry if you forget something. We’re always here to help.

Where do we sign up for the event?

It’s already begun! What are you waiting for? You can sign up below by Feb 8, 2019 latest by 11.59.59. No registration fee is required. Hurry up! 343 seats to go, Clock is ticking.

How much does it cost?

Applying is free. However, teams that are selected in the pre-screening will have to pay a fee of Rs.2000/- to continue to Sprint.

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