Open Challenges

Have a solution that you think can make life easier for us? Go through the list of the wicked challenges we face at the workplace. And if your solution is good enough, you could win exciting prizes.

Reduction in Accretion Formation inside the Kiln

During the normal plant operation, the rotary kiln gets accreted. Due to accretion, quality of product becomes inconsistent and the life of the kiln gets shortened.


Briquetting of Coal Fines

Non coking coal that is greater than 3mm in size is fed into the kiln. Coal that is less than 3mm (coal fines) is not desired. We are looking for a solution to make briquettes from these coal fines.


Leak testing of Tin Cans

We make Tin Cans that are used for various applications. These Cans are made of Electrolytic Tin-plate. One of the main users of these Cans is the edible oil industry.


Portable device to count the number of thin metal sheets in a stack

We manufacture various grades of electrolytic Tin plated and Tin-free Steel sheets.These sheets are stacked in a pile, packaged and then dispatched to customers.


Converting SMC waste to powder form

The waste generated in the moulding process of SMC (Sheet Moulding Compound) poses an environment challenge as it is non bio-degradable.


Accelerated drying of ETP sludge

ETP Sludge is generated during the process of industrial effluent treatment in Effluent Treat Plant (ETP). In fully dried condition, it has around 33% Volatile Solids and around 67% Fixed Solids.


Conversion of Ferrous Chloride into Ferric Oxide

One of our pickling processes in which we use HCl to pre-treat the metal surface and remove unwanted surface impurities like rust etc., generates a considerable quantity of Spent Pickle Liquor (SPL)


Our Intent

We believe that every challenge should intellectually stimulate you and make you think & explore. Rest assured, every solution submitted will undergo rigorous evaluation by various experts from the Tata companies for viability and effectiveness.

Why should you participate

  • Creatively engage with stimulating problems beyond your own context
  • Use the opportunity to express your leading edge solutions
  • Contribute to the emerging phenomenon of collaborative solutioning
  • Help Tata companies accelerate their innovations in the diverse sectors

Tata Group launches its Open Innovation Program


We are very pleased to announce two more very exciting challenges: 
1. Reduction in Accretion Formation inside the Kiln
2. Briquetting of Coal Fines

Have a look at them.

We look forward to receiving your Innovative Solutions! 

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Contact Us

Group Technology and Innovation Office (GTIO), Tata Sons

Bombay House, 24,
Homi Mody Street,
400001 Mumbai, India.