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.

Detection of loose, hidden diamonds using hand-held detector

Develop a device or detector to keep a vigilance on misuse and pilferage of diamond, which is very challenging due to its small size.


Coolant mist control during winter season

Develop innovative solution to tackle the generation of mists from coolants used during high speed machining process.


Low cost technology solution for effective sanitization of community toilets

Develop innovative and cost-effective solution to tackle microbial contamination in urban toilets.


Tracking of potholes and measurement of Noise level (dB) & illumination level (Lux) in cities and mapping these on google maps – Smart City enabler

Develop a system to measure and map noise and illumination levels in a city alongwith the tracking of potholes for the comfort and safety of commuters as well as improvement of urban planning.


Development of innovative safety measures for two-wheelers

Develop innovative safety solutions for two-wheelers using latest technology which can remove or minimize the risk and impact of accidents.



The most innovative prototype/solution for each campus 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 31st January 2019
Announcement of shortlisted teams 15th February 2019
Finals at Bengaluru 16th March 2019
Finals at Mumbai 23rd March 2019
Finals at Delhi 30th March 2019
Finals at TBD TBD


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, 9921020630