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.


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.


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


Three challenges moved to the Past Challenges section

The following three challenges have been moved to the Past Challenges section:
1. Leak testing of Tin Cans
2. Accelerated drying of ETP sludge
3. Converting SMC waste to powder form

We thank all the participants for their time and efforts in submitting the proposals.

All those who submitted the proposals to these challenges have been informed about the decision on their proposal by email.

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Contact Us

Group Technology and Innovation Office (GTIO), Tata Sons

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