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MIT innovation for the developing world.
The Tata Center for Technology and Design trains and supports MIT researchers working to solve the toughest challenges facing communities in India and the developing world.
Our projects go beyond the lab and seek real-world impact, guided by the core principles of relevance, practicality, and sensitivity to context.
Working with collaborators throughout India, and with our sister-centre at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, the Tata Center creates solutions designed to serve human needs.
Improving food security and the livelihood of the agricultural workforce through technology, systems, and knowledge.
Addressing the developing world’s massive disparity in energy demand and availability, from sustainable energy production to isolated power grids.
Confronting India’s primary environmental challenges, including waste management, pollution control, and sanitation.
Developing cost-effective health solutions that can support quality care for large numbers of people with limited resources.
Providing solutions for housing India’s growing population while emphasizing safety and affordability.
Analyzing water issues and deploying technology to improve availability, delivery, and cleanliness of water throughout India and the developing world.
Strengthening vulnerable communities in Nepal with public space innovations.
“You need to have collaborators on the ground that work with your technology; otherwise it will not succeed.”
First-year Tata Fellow pursues her love of math by applying it to the challenges of redesigning low-income housing in India.