Tata Center

Tata Centre for Technology and Design (TCTD), IITB

The Tata Centre for Technology and Design (TCTD), IITB was established in 2014 to develop and design technology solutions to take on the unmet needs of resource-constrained communities, within India and across the world. Using an end-to-end innovation approach, TCTD, IITB acts as a virtual center with research and academic components that draw faculty members and graduate students from various units across IIT Bombay.

Research Areas

The Centre supports research through seed and translational grants to faculty-led project teams in IIT Bombay. The research activities are spread across seven domains: Food & Agriculture, Energy, Education, Healthcare, Housing, Water and Waste Management. The project teams design technological solutions for challenges seen in the social landscape. The work is collaborative and interdisciplinary in nature and multiple departments from the Institute work along the Centre’s mandate. There is an underlying focus on problem-solving, development of product/process through research, stakeholder analysis, field testing and translation analysis. The progress and impact of the ongoing projects is tested and evaluated at regular intervals.

The number of patent applications from the projects has been growing and a few projects have transitioned from the lab to the market.

About Tata Center

The number of patent applications from the projects has been growing and a few projects have translated from the lab to the market.