Season 3 Challenges

Welcome to Season 3 - Challenges of Tata Innoverse, Tata’s Open Innovation Program. Through this program, we are actively seeking innovative solutions for the challenges faced by us. We invite you to browse through the challenges and submit your solutions for consideration by us.  For earlier sets of challenges, to view all challenges across seasons, select the season from the drop down:

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Enabling Operation of Opencast Mine During Rainy Season

During rainy season, our Opencast mines become too slippery, making it difficult for dumpers to maintain operation. We are looking for feasible solution to solve this problem.

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OPENING DATE: 12 FEB 2018  |  CLOSING DATE: 12 MAY 2018  |  REWARD: INR 10,00,000

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Safe washdown of paint coater heads

Coater heads are cleaned in which there are risks associated with the injuries. We are looking for solutions, which can eliminate the risk associated with the cleaning of these coater heads.

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OPENING DATE: 5 JAN 2018  |  CLOSING DATE: 16 FEB 2018  |  REWARD: USD 10,000

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Method for online measurement of color deviation, gloss and thickness of painted coating on metal substrate

Paint is applied on steel substrates using continuous production. Paint chemistry needs to be controlled tightly. Solutions are invited measure critical parameters online in a single unit.

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OPENING DATE: 4 DEC 2017  |  CLOSING DATE: 4 MAR 2018  |  REWARD: $10,000

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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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OPENING DATE: 12 NOV 2017  |  CLOSING DATE: 2 FEB 2018  |  REWARD: ₹ 3,00,000

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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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OPENING DATE: 7 NOV 2017  |  CLOSING DATE: 9 FEB 2018  |  REWARD: USD 7,500

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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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OPENING DATE: 13 OCT 2017  |  CLOSING DATE: 13 JAN 2018  |  REWARD: ₹ 3,00,000

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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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OPENING DATE: 13 OCT 2017  |  CLOSING DATE: 13 JAN 2018  |  REWARD: USD 10,000

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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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OPENING DATE: 11 OCT 2017  |  CLOSING DATE: 13 JAN 2018  |  REWARD: ₹ 3,00,000

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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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OPENING DATE: 11 OCT 2017  |  CLOSING DATE: 13 JAN 2018  |  REWARD: ₹ 3,00,000

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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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OPENING DATE: 9 OCT 2017  |  CLOSING DATE: 10 JAN 2018  |  REWARD: ₹ 3,00,000