Season 2 Challenges

Welcome to the Season 2 - Challenges of Tata Innoverse, Tata’s Open Innovation Program. Please feel free to go through them. We invite you to browse through the challenges and submit your solutions. For newer sets of challenges, to view all challenges across seasons, select the season from the drop down:

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Counting The Number Of Rebars In A Bundle

Rebar is a long, slender Reinforced bar. The number of Rebars needs to be counted accurately before dispatching.

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OPENED ON: 16 OCT 2017  |  CLOSED ON: 23 NOV 2017  |  Reward: INR 15,000
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Inspection Of Metallic Parts Inside A Thick Metal Enclosure

We refurbish worn out parts of various Machines/systems. Customers are charged based on the degree of damage to the sub-system components. We are looking to modify the inspection of the system.

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OPENED ON: 5 SEP 2017  |  CLOSED ON: 5 DEC 2017  |  Reward: INR 3,00,000
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Staple Free Tea Bag Sealing System

Currently Tea bags are sealed by stapling process. We are looking for cost effective, scalable solution for retrofitting Teabag machine to replace stapling process by other means of sealing.

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OPENED ON: 30 AUG 2017  |  CLOSED ON: 30 NOV 2017  | 
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To Evaluate The Scratch Resistance Property Of Coated Plastic Ophthalmic Lenses

Polymeric ophthalmic lenses (plastic) have become increasingly popular recently due to their excellent optical properties, impact resistance, light weight, etc.

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OPENED ON: 7 AUG 2017  |  CLOSED ON: 31 OCT 2017  |  Reward: INR 1,00,000
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Environment Friendly Process For Removing Scales And Oxide Layers From Hot Rolled Carbon Steel Strip Surface

Pickling process is used to remove scales and oxide layer from the strip surface. Solutions are invited for environmentally friendly acid free pickling process.

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OPENED ON: 9 JUL 2017  |  CLOSED ON: 31 DEC 2017  | 
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Economical High Speed Online Surface Inspection

Hot and cold rolled steel coils are processed by slitting and cutting to produce them in desired sizes. An inspection system is sought to automatically detect, analyse, classify & label defects.

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OPENED ON: 9 JUL 2017  |  CLOSED ON: 11 MAR 2018  | 
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Alternative To Wood As Packaging Material

Wooden donnages are used in packing and stacking of Finished Goods. Apart from high cost of wood, the quality of wood also poses a concern. We are therefore looking for alternative materials.

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OPENED ON: 7 JUL 2017  |  CLOSED ON: 31 DEC 2017  | 
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Video Analytics For Acti Video Streams

ACTi CCTV cameras are installed in our premises. Solutions are invited for automatically assessing feed from these cameras to identify violations and trigger an alert.

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OPENED ON: 7 JUL 2017  |  CLOSED ON: 31 OCT 2017  | 
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Rebar Counting

The challenge is that the Rebars are difficult to be counted manually as they are many in numbers. The requirement is to count the EXACT number of Rebars in a bundle

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OPENED ON: 21 FEB 2017  |  CLOSED ON: 31 OCT 2017  | 
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Rebar Short Length Identification

Identification and removal of short length bars (non-prime) is manual in nature, which is not 100?curate. We seek an innovative solution to identify short length Rebars from the sorting bed.

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OPENED ON: 21 FEB 2017  |  CLOSED ON: 31 OCT 2017  | 
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Alternate Joining Methods For Hollow Sections/tubes In Structural Applications

The current methods of fabricating steel hollow sections is welding intensive, which is very challenging. We seek an improved mechanism of joining, which involves less of welding.

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OPENED ON: 21 FEB 2017  |  CLOSED ON: 31 OCT 2017  | 
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Health Monitoring Of Rooftop

Industrial dust emanating from various processes, gets deposited on structural roofs and dust needs to be cleaned on a periodic basis. We are seeking solutions to clean the heavy accumulation of dust.

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OPENED ON: 21 FEB 2017  |  CLOSED ON: 31 OCT 2017  |  Reward: INR 1,00,000
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Reducing Pyrophoric Tendency Of Iron Powder

High purity Iron powder is produced by reduction of ultrafine iron oxide. But while reducing the iron oxide it sometimes catches fire. We are seeking a solution to eliminate this pyrophoric tendency

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OPENED ON: 21 FEB 2017  |  CLOSED ON: 31 DEC 2017  |