Announcement
Nov  9, 2017 Two more challenges announced We are pleased to announce two more very exciting challenges:  System to Accurately Determine the Heat Content of Steel Slabs Stitching of GPS Tagged Images Have a look. We look forward to receiving your Innovative Solutions!

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.

Economical engine testing set up

Remanufactured engines are tested for performance. Solutions are invited for an integrated low-cost engine testing set up that will eliminate the need for a skilled operator to carry out testing

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LAST DATE : 2 FEB 2018  |  REWARD: ₹ 3,00,000

Stitching of GPS Tagged Images

Drones are used to capture images and these images are GPS tagged. To get a complete picture of the area these images are to be merged together. Solutions are invited to seamlessly stitch the images.

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LAST DATE : 9 FEB 2018  |  REWARD: ₹ 3,00,000

System to Accurately Determine the Heat Content of Steel Slabs

The pace of reheating of steel slabs is determined by their average temperature. . Solutions are invited to accurately measure the heat content of the steel slabs.

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LAST DATE : 9 FEB 2018  |  REWARD: USD 7,500

Detection and Prevention of DC Motor Riser Failures

DC motors are used to drive the Rolls in cold rolling mills. One of the main reasons of their breakdown is the breaking of armature risers. Solutions are sought to mitigate these failures

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LAST DATE : 13 JAN 2018  |  REWARD: ₹ 3,00,000

Method or process to prevent the formation of scales on Steel Tubes

We produce carbon steel tubes for various applications. Scale forms on the outside and inside of the tube surface after the treatment. We are inviting solutions to prevent the formation of scales.

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LAST DATE : 13 JAN 2018  |  REWARD: USD 10,000

Automated Warehousing System

We supply packets of cut sheets directly to end-users. Currently, tracking of such packets is done semi-automatically. Solutions are invited for Automated Warehousing of the entire shop floor.

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LAST DATE : 13 JAN 2018  |  REWARD: ₹ 3,00,000

A System to Automatically Measure and Correct Viscosity of Lacquering fluid

Lacquering is done to impart corrosion resistance Tin Cans used for storing food items. Solutions are invited for online lacquer viscosity measurement and auto viscosity correction system.

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LAST DATE : 13 JAN 2018  |  REWARD: ₹ 3,00,000

Identification of Tick Marks/Pin holes on the surface of wet blue leather

The wet blue leather needs to be segregated as per the intensity and size of tick marks on the surface. We are therefore inviting automated setup to identify these marks on wet blue leather surface.

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LAST DATE : 10 JAN 2018  |  REWARD: ₹ 3,00,000

Inspection of metallic parts inside a thick metal enclosure

We refurbish worn out parts of various Machines/systems. Customers are charged based on the degree of damage to the sub-system components. We are looking to modify the inspection of the system.

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LAST DATE : 5 DEC 2017  |  REWARD: ₹ 3,00,000

Staple Free Tea Bag Sealing System

Currently Tea bags are sealed by stapling process. We are looking for cost effective, scalable solution for retrofitting Teabag machine to replace stapling process by other means of sealing.

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LAST DATE : 30 NOV 2017  |  REWARD: ₹ 10,00,000

Environment Friendly Process for Removing Scales and Oxide Layers from Hot Rolled Carbon Steel Strip Surface

Pickling process is used to remove scales and oxide layer from the strip surface. Solutions are invited for environmentally friendly acid free pickling process.

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LAST DATE : 31 DEC 2017  |  REWARD: ₹ 3,00,000

Alternative to Wood as Packaging Material

Wooden donnages are used in packing and stacking of Finished Goods. Apart from high cost of wood, the quality of wood also poses a concern. We are therefore looking for alternative materials.

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LAST DATE : 31 DEC 2017  |  REWARD: ₹ 1,00,000

Reducing pyrophoric tendency of Iron Powder

High purity Iron powder is produced by reduction of ultrafine iron oxide. But while reducing the iron oxide it sometimes catches fire. We are seeking a solution to eliminate this pyrophoric tendency

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LAST DATE : 31 DEC 2017  |  REWARD: ₹ 4,00,000

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

Announcement

Nov  9, 2017

Two more challenges announced

We are pleased to announce two more very exciting challenges: 

  1. System to Accurately Determine the Heat Content of Steel Slabs
  2. Stitching of GPS Tagged Images

Have a look.

We look forward to receiving your Innovative Solutions!

Contact Us

Group Technology and Innovation Office (GTIO), Tata Sons

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