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.

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


April 27, 2016

We have extended the deadline to submit solutions to all Open Challenges from 30th April 2016 to 15th May 2016.

We thank all those who have already given a solution to a challenge. You can, however, consider giving solutions to other challenges. 

For those who haven't submitted yet, you have until 15th May 2016 to submit your soltuions to any of the Open Challenges.
We look forward to receiving your submissions! 

We at the Group Technology and Innovation Office (GTIO), are extremely pleased to announce that received an enthusiastic response for the first set of five challenges that we posted.

Results are out for the first stage of evaluation. Mailers have been sent to the shortlisted solution givers. We will review shortlisted ideas further and the winner(s) will be notified through an email.

Browse Past Challenges

Contact Us

Group Technology and Innovation Office (GTIO), Tata Sons

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