Season 4 Challenges

Welcome to Season 4 - 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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Tracking of Underground Ductile Iron Pipelines

Ductile iron pipes are widely used to carry various types of fluids. The pipelines require regular maintenance and upkeep. Solutions are sought to track and keep records of underground pipelines.

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OPENING DATE: 9 OCT 2018  |  CLOSING DATE: 9 JAN 2019  |  REWARD: INR 5,00,000

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Novel Methods For Deep Hole Drilling

We are currently looking for alternate and novel methods for Deep hole drilling process and Assembly of the bar into the hole

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OPENING DATE: 1 JUN 2018  |  CLOSING DATE: 1 SEP 2018  |  REWARD: INR 3,00,000

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Identify An Environmental-friendly System To Achieve Metallic Coating Of Plastic Components

The challenge is to identify a suitable system to achieve metallic coating on plastic components.

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OPENING DATE: 20 APR 2018  |  CLOSING DATE: 20 JUL 2018  |  REWARD: INR 3,00,000

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Identify A Suitable System To Automate Watch Head And Strap Assembly

Challenge is to eliminate manual intervention and automate/semi automate watch head and strap assembly.

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OPENING DATE: 20 APR 2018  |  CLOSING DATE: 20 JUL 2018  |  REWARD: INR 3,00,000

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Methods to Seal Rail Wagon Doors

We are looking for a cost-effective, feasible and environment friendly solution for sealing of gaps around the door of railway wagons.

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OPENING DATE: 13 APR 2018  |  CLOSING DATE: 13 JUL 2018  |  REWARD: INR 1,00,000

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Identify A Non-destructive System To Check Purity Of Gold Jewellery

The challenge is to develop a process for accurate determination of gold purity which will be non-destructive and at a depth >10 μm.

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OPENING DATE: 27 MAR 2018  |  CLOSING DATE: 27 JUN 2018  |  REWARD: INR 5,000

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Identification Of Environmental-friendly Method To Achieve Efficient Collection & Detection Of Fine Gold Particles

The challenge owners seek a suitable system to detect and collect fine gold particles of size less than 10 micron generated during various metal working operations.

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OPENING DATE: 4 MAR 2018  |  CLOSING DATE: 4 JUN 2018  |  REWARD: USD 5000

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Identification Of Method To Evaluate Diamond Parameters - Automated Checking Of 3cs (i.e. Cut, Color, Clarity)

Diamonds are characterized based on 4 Parameters – Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat. However, there are no proper quantitative measures for grading the diamonds for 3Cs such as Cut, Color and Clarity.

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OPENING DATE: 4 MAR 2018  |  CLOSING DATE: 4 JUN 2018  |  REWARD: USD 7500

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Identification Of An Eco-friendly Gold Extraction Process: An Alternate Method To Aqua Regia

Aqua regia process is used to refine pure gold (24Karat = 99.99% purity) from 22Karat (91.7% purity) and 18Karat (75% purity) gold obtained from customer exchanged gold and from factory scrap.

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OPENING DATE: 20 FEB 2018  |  CLOSING DATE: 20 JUN 2018  |  REWARD: USD 7500

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Identification Of Diamond Using Hand Held Detector

Diamond is a naturally occurring gemstone. Keeping a vigilance on misuse and pilferage of diamond has been a great challenge due to its small size. The challenge is to develop a device/detector.

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OPENING DATE: 20 FEB 2018  |  CLOSING DATE: 20 JUN 2018  |  REWARD: USD 5000