Tata Centre for technology and Design (TCTD)
Aims to develop solutions to challenges faced by resource constrained communities. Supported by Tata Trusts
Tata Centre for Technology and Design at IIT Bombay was established in 2014 with support from the Tata Trusts. The centre aims to develop solutions to challenges faced by resource-constrained communities within India and across the world using an end to end innovation approach. Through this process the centre aims to develop human resources who are trained in technology, design and entrepreneurship by way of project work, coursework and field practice. The centre nurtures next generation leaders in engineering and business fields who deal with pressing problems in society in the context of complex economic, social and environment factors.
At Tata centre, we look at solving challenges in a holistic way. We take an end to end innovation approach, which has the following steps:
Understanding the problem
Reviewing of existing solutions
Designing novel solutions with an optimal combination of performance and cost
Taking the solutions to the society through various scale up mechanisms.
The Tata Centre acts as a virtual centre for teaching and research that draws faculty members and graduate students from various academic units across IIT Bombay. The centre focuses on challenges in the areas of Agriculture and Food, Education, Energy, Healthcare, Housing, Water and Waste Management. It undertakes research projects in these areas by leveraging the expertise of the research community at IIT Bombay Tata Centre for Technology and Design at IIT Bombay closely works with its sister institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA and with other partner organisations and stakeholders across India.