Season 1 Challenges

Welcome to the Season 1 - Challenges of Tata Innoverse, Tata’s Open Innovation Program. Please feel free to go through them. Most of the challenges are in the process of review at various stages. However, you can still participate in those challenges which are not marked as "CLOSED". For newer sets of challenges, to view all challenges across seasons, select the season from the drop down:

Closed

Permeability Measurement of Sinter Bed

Sinter plants produce sinter materials that feed Blast furnaces. Permeability plays an important role in determining their quality. We are seeking solutions to determine permeability of sinter bed.

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OPENING DATE: 14 DEC 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 31 OCT 2017  |  REWARD: 1,00,000 INR
Closed

Detection of unwanted material in raw Tea

We make blended tea (powder form) from raw tea leaves. We are looking for solutions that will enable us to detect and remove all kinds of foreign matter contamination.

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OPENING DATE: 18 NOV 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 14 AUG 2017  |  REWARD: ₹ 1,00,000 INR
Closed

Options for innovative packing using FFS Machine

We are looking for options (other than pillow packaging) for new type of packaging using our existing FFS (Form Fill Seal) machines.

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OPENING DATE: 17 NOV 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 14 AUG 2017  |  REWARD: ₹ 1,00,000 INR
Closed

Minimizing loss of Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) during Coal leaching process

For sustainable steel production the ash content of the coal needs to be less than 10%. We use 2 stage leaching process to reduce ash content. We want to minimize the loss of NaOH during leaching.

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OPENING DATE: 13 OCT 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 31 OCT 2017  |  REWARD: 8,00,000 -10,00,000 INR
Closed

Rail Wagon Load Measurement

We transport raw material by bulk cargo. Cargo is charged based on the in-motion weight of the cargo. We are interested in solutions that will allow us to accurately calculate cargo weight.

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OPENING DATE: 4 OCT 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 14 AUG 2017  |  REWARD: ₹ 1,00,000 INR

Automatic measurement of Rebar dimensions

In order to facilitate bonding with the surrounding concrete, Ribs, are provided on the Rebar surface. We are seeking solutions for automatic determination of these features accurately.

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OPENING DATE: 22 SEP 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 14 AUG 2017  |  REWARD: 1,00,000 INR
Closed

Permanent Marking on GI Wires

We supply galvanized wires (GI) of varying sizes. We print branding and product specific information on each of these wires. However, when these wires are processed further this marking gets erased.

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OPENING DATE: 11 SEP 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 31 JAN 2017  |  REWARD: ₹ 1,00,000 INR
Closed

Improving efficiency of De-Sulphurizing compound

We manufacture a compound/reagent (Desulphurising - DS) to remove Sulphur from Liquid Iron. The maximum utilization efficiency is 35 - 40% only. We want to increase it to 50% or more.

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OPENING DATE: 11 SEP 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 31 OCT 2017  |  REWARD: 4,00,000 - 6,00,000 INR
Closed

Aligning the Tail End of Wire Rod Coils

In Wire Rod Mill (WRM) of steel plant the end product wire rod coils. The tail end of the coil gets misaligned and causes damage. We are seeking solutions to address this problem.

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OPENING DATE: 11 SEP 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 31 OCT 2017  |  REWARD: 1,00,000 INR
Closed

Reduction in Accretion Formation inside the Kiln

During the normal plant operation, the rotary kiln gets accreted. Due to accretion, quality of product becomes inconsistent and the life of the kiln gets shortened.

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OPENING DATE: 17 MAY 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 3 NOV 2016  |  REWARD: 1,00,000 INR
Closed

Briquetting of Coal Fines

Non coking coal that is greater than 3mm in size is fed into the kiln. Coal that is less than 3mm (coal fines) is not desired. We are looking for a solution to make briquettes from these coal fines.

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OPENING DATE: 17 MAY 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 31 OCT 2017  |  REWARD: 1,00,000 INR
Closed

Leak testing of Tin Cans

We make Tin Cans that are used for various applications. These Cans are made of Electrolytic Tin-plate. One of the main users of these Cans is the edible oil industry.

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OPENING DATE: 1 MAR 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 12 AUG 2016  |  REWARD: 1,00,000 INR
Closed

Portable device to count the number of thin metal sheets in a stack

We manufacture various grades of electrolytic Tin plated and Tin-free Steel sheets.These sheets are stacked in a pile, packaged and then dispatched to customers.

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OPENING DATE: 1 MAR 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 30 SEP 2016  |  REWARD: 1,00,000 INR
Closed

Converting SMC waste to powder form

The waste generated in the moulding process of SMC (Sheet Moulding Compound) poses an environment challenge as it is non bio-degradable.

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OPENING DATE: 1 MAR 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 12 AUG 2016  |  REWARD: 1,00,000 INR
Closed

Accelerated drying of ETP sludge

ETP Sludge is generated during the process of industrial effluent treatment in Effluent Treat Plant (ETP). In fully dried condition, it has around 33% Volatile Solids and around 67% Fixed Solids.

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OPENING DATE: 1 MAR 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 12 AUG 2016  |  REWARD: 1,00,000 INR
Closed

Conversion of Ferrous Chloride into Ferric Oxide

One of our pickling processes in which we use HCl to pre-treat the metal surface and remove unwanted surface impurities like rust etc., generates a considerable quantity of Spent Pickle Liquor (SPL)

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OPENING DATE: 1 MAR 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 30 SEP 2016  |  REWARD: 1,00,000 INR
Closed

Accelerating ageing of ‘Free lime’ from steel slag

Steel/LD slag is a by-product generated during manufacturing of steel. Primarily, this slag consists of calcium, magnesium, manganese and aluminium silicates in various combinations.

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OPENING DATE: 7 JAN 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 2 FEB 2016  |  REWARD: 1,00,000 INR
Closed

Converting spent H2SO4 to concentrated H2SO4

Around 400 ton/month of H2SO4 (spent) is generated as a by-product in our manufacturing process. This acid mainly consists of 40% H2SO4 and 4-5% HNO3.

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OPENING DATE: 7 JAN 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 2 FEB 2016  |  REWARD: 1,00,000 INR
Closed

Reducing TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) levels of effluent

The manufacturing process of Iron Oxide from Ferrous Sulphate and Iron scrap generates 700 – 800 Kl/day of acidic effluent (pH ~3.5) containing about 0.6-0.8% Ferrous Sulphate and Sodium Sulphate

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OPENING DATE: 7 JAN 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 2 FEB 2016  |  REWARD: 1,00,000 INR
Closed

Marking of metallic parts to avoid duplicates

There are several small metallic products that we sell in the market. These are in different shapes (profiles) and sizes (10 mm to 400 mm).

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OPENING DATE: 7 JAN 2016  |  CLOSING DATE: 2 FEB 2016  |  REWARD: 1,00,000 INR