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Hosur, a seemingly lesser known town is actually one of the major manufacturing hotspots of Tamil Nadu. With over 2,300 small and medium scale factories, Hosur is home to large manufacturing units of Titan, Ashok Leyland, and TVS Motors, with Tata Electronics, Ather, and Ola Electric entering now.

It has emerged as a key industrial hub in Tamil Nadu covering electronics, automobiles & auto components, light-machinery, engineering, specialty chemicals, etc. Located 40 kms east of Bangalore - the startup capital of India, Hosur emerges as the ideal launchpad for Forge to bridge manufacturing industry with technology startups to co-create industrial transformation powered by Digital, AI and Robotics.
Strengthening the competitiveness of MSME sector by achieving manufacturing excellence, through a managed process of industrial open innovation.

Centres of Excellence

Technology and product innovation infrastructure from industrial robotics & automation, machine vision & optoelectronics to industrial design & rapid fabrication, overlays deep technical support in rapid electronics prototyping, advanced computing, and industrial product design.

With the aim of delivering technology powered competitive advantages to factories, innovators are empowered to build and deploy breakthrough solutions in advanced materials, adaptive product design, special purpose machines, and connected manufacturing. 

Located in the heart of the SIPCOT manufacturing SEZ in Hosur, this station will focus on promoting startups that excel in building advanced manufacturing solutions delivering AI-powered predictive maintenance, supply chain and logistics capabilities, to create the factories of the future.

Factory AIoT


Advanced Manufacturing

In Spotlight

Pratikara helps stroke patients recover safely and lead a normal life | GLoveiT

Pratikara (GLoveiT) and the founders Deepika Gunasekaran and Krishna Sivanand were among the first set of product innovations to roll out from the ProtoSem and to graduate into the Product Acceleration phase. They won Nidhi Prayas grants from SINE IIT Bombay in a co-incubation model and are now admitted to the Startup Masters Program launched by Forge to facilitate the acceleration of their innovative product into a growth-ready enterprise.

EyeROV TUNA, a smart and efficient micro-ROV

Found by Johns T Mathai, and Kannappa Palaniappan, the deep tech robotics company envisions to create smarter, safer and more effective underwater intervention solutions.A camera fitted on the underwater drone gives a live feed of the underwater environment. It performs visual inspection and surveying of submerged structures upto a depth of 100m and is cost-effective.

Human Detection at a distance of 20 km and Identification at a distance of 1km |Optimized Electrotech

The company is focused in the Indigenous Design, Development and Manufacture (IDDM) of imaging, vision, camera and surveillance products with software image processing and analytics solutions catering to multiple applications in commercial aerospace, maritime, industrial, and defence sectors.

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