PRELIMS: In the first round, teams have to submit a theoretical solution to the given challenge(s) of their choice. They can submit the solution through an online solution form, after registration. Teams are advised to also use this period for prototype development to qualify for the next round.

ZONAL FINALS: Post the prelim evaluation, and based on the quality of entries, selected teams will be invited to their respective zonal cities for the live event, where they will demonstrate the working prototype.

NOTE: Only Team leader of the respective team can submit the solution.

For details regarding the format, please  click here.

For details regarding the eligibility criteria, please click - Rules & Eligibility

EXCERPT FOR PROTOTYPE: It is understood that the solution/prototype you are demonstrating will be viewed by all those present at the Tata Crucible Hackathon event and the participants own the responsibility of protecting their prototype and the IP relating to it. Participants also agree and own the responsibility of reviewing the infringement, copyright, duplication and any violation of IP law there-in. Tata Crucible or GTIO teams will be free to use, copy, share, the prototype in whichever manner they deem fit.

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Have a solution that can make life easier for us? Go through the list of challenges we face at the workplace and submit your ideas to solve the problems. If your solution is good enough, you could win exciting prizes.


The overall most innovative prototype/solution will be awarded cash prize up to Rs. 70,000* for winning team and Rs. 30,000* for runner-up team.


* Prizes will be distributed on the basis of the quality of the entries, and at the full discretion of the Judges and the Organizers. Participants are cautioned against anyone claiming to represent as Organizers making any false assurances. Prizes will be subject to tax deductions applicable at source.


Important Dates

  • Challenge Opening Date: 27th December 2018
  • Challenge Closing Date:  15th February 2019
  • Finals at Bengaluru:  16th March 2019
  • Finals at Mumbai: 23rd March 2019
  • Finals at Delhi: 30th March 2019

Contact US

Group Technology and Innovation Office (GTIO), Tata Sons

Bombay House, 24,

Homi Mody Street,

400001 Mumbai, India.

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Phone : +91 7978750389