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Catalysing the transformation of Tamil Nadu into the preeminent Innovation Economy of a Global India.

FORT Force Of Rapid Transformation

A SIPCOT powered Innovation Ecosystem to catalyse industrial transformation in the digital age, combining manufacturing excellence with technology leadership, entrepreneurial innovation, and future-ready talent.

Established by SIPCOT under the aegis of Industries Department of Tamil Nadu in partnership with Forge (Strategic Partner Incubator).


FORT Primer



FORT Chennai

Chennai the ‘Detroit of Asia’, contributes a whopping 35% of India’s auto components sector and is home to several global automotive. Driving the transformation of Chennai’s manufacturing sector from components suppliers to tech majors in mobility and aerospace, making it the undisputed Industrial-Tech capital of Asia.


FORT Hosur

Hosur, just 40 kms east of Bangalore with over 2,300 small and medium scale factories, is home to large manufacturing units of Titan, Ashok Leyland, and TVS Motors, with Tata Electronics, Ather, and Ola Electric entering now.
Hosur is the ideal launchpad for 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.

Centers of Excellence

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Advanced Manufacturing

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.

FORT Advantage

Unlocking massive potential for socioeconomic growth by combining TN's manufacturing excellence with technology leadership. Unleashing scientific research, technology development, and entrepreneurial innovation to make Tamil Nadu a global hub of industrial technologies and ventures.

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Driving Corporate-Startup engagements in strategic innovation and investment initiatives such as joint technology and product development, commercial partnerships, equity investments, and strategic acquisitions.

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Combining industrial innovation labs, innovation grants, startup seed capital, knowledge resources & program management capabilities, and global partner networks, for driving startup success.

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Enabling MSMEs to secure a leadership position in the digital age, by enhancing manufacturing competitiveness and by exploiting manufacturing capabilities and customer bases, partnering with startups.

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Academic Institutions

Nurturing future-ready talent by fostering stronger ties between Industry and Academia to develop technologically advanced solutions for the needs of the local industrial clusters.


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