MIT innovation for communities in the developing world.
The MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design is training a new breed of engineers and entrepreneurs to tackle the challenges of resource-constrained communities in India and the developing world.
Guided by the core principle of relevance to global societal needs, Tata Center projects place an emphasis on practicality, affordability, and performance in six overlapping thematic areas.
Working in collaboration with our sister-center at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and with stakeholders throughout India, 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 urban 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.