Announcement
Feb 20, 2017 Four more challenges announced We at the Tata Group Technology and Innovation Office (GTIO), are  pleased to announce four more very exciting challenges:  1. Rebar Counting 2. Rebar Short Length Identification 3. Alternate Joining Methods for Hollow Sections / Tubes in Structural Applications 4. Health Monitoring of Rooftops Have a look at them! We look forward to receiving your Innovative Solutions! Browse Past Challenges  

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.

Rebar Counting

The challenge is that the Rebars are difficult to be counted manually as they are many in numbers. The requirement is to count the EXACT number of Rebars in a bundle

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Rebar Short length Identification

Identification and removal of short length bars (non-prime) is manual in nature, which is not 100% accurate. We seek an innovative solution to identify short length Rebars from the sorting bed.

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Alternate joining methods for hollow sections/tubes in structural applications

The current methods of fabricating steel hollow sections is welding intensive, which is very challenging. We seek an improved mechanism of joining, which involves less of welding.

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Health Monitoring of Rooftop

Industrial dust emanating from various processes, gets deposited on structural roofs and dust needs to be cleaned on a periodic basis. We are seeking solutions to clean the heavy accumulation of dust.

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Permeability Measurement of Sinter Bed

Sinter plants produce sinter materials that feed Blast furnaces. Permeability plays an important role in determining their quality. We are seeking solutions to determine permeability of sinter bed.

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Detection of unwanted material in raw Tea

We make blended tea (powder form) from raw tea leaves. We are looking for solutions that will enable us to detect and remove all kinds of foreign matter contamination.

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Options for innovative packing using FFS Machine

We are looking for options (other than pillow packaging) for new type of packaging using our existing FFS (Form Fill Seal) machines.

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Minimizing loss of Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) during Coal leaching process

For sustainable steel production the ash content of the coal needs to be less than 10%. We use 2 stage leaching process to reduce ash content. We want to minimize the loss of NaOH during leaching.

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Rail Wagon Load Measurement

We transport raw material by bulk cargo. Cargo is charged based on the in-motion weight of the cargo. We are interested in solutions that will allow us to accurately calculate cargo weight.

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Automatic measurement of Rebar dimensions

In order to facilitate bonding with the surrounding concrete, Ribs, are provided on the Rebar surface. We are seeking solutions for automatic determination of these features accurately.

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Improving efficiency of De-Sulphurizing compound

We manufacture a compound/reagent (Desulphurising - DS) to remove Sulphur from Liquid Iron. The maximum utilization efficiency is 35 - 40% only. We want to increase it to 50% or more.

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Aligning the Tail End of Wire Rod Coils

In Wire Rod Mill (WRM) of steel plant the end product wire rod coils. The tail end of the coil gets misaligned and causes damage. We are seeking solutions to address this problem.

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Our Intent

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Tata Group launches its Open Innovation Program

Announcement

Feb 20, 2017

Four more challenges announced

We at the Tata Group Technology and Innovation Office (GTIO), are  pleased to announce four more very exciting challenges: 

1. Rebar Counting
2. Rebar Short Length Identification
3. Alternate Joining Methods for Hollow Sections / Tubes in Structural Applications
4. Health Monitoring of Rooftops

Have a look at them!

We look forward to receiving your Innovative Solutions!

Browse Past Challenges

 

Contact Us

Group Technology and Innovation Office (GTIO), Tata Sons

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