• Calling MIT researchers!

    Calling MIT researchers!

    Hear distinguished visitors and learn about research funding opportunities with the Tata Center! Details and registration →

  • India at the deep end

    India at the deep end

    Orientation in Mumbai plunges new Tata Fellows into research for the developing world. Story on MIT News →

  • Power to the people

    Power to the people

    uLink makes solar electricity shareable in off-grid villages. Story in MIT Tech Review →

  • Ag summit fosters international teamwork

    Ag summit fosters international teamwork

    "Uber for farm equipment" and other ideas were on the table in New Delhi. Full report →

  • Prosthetic innovations from Tata Center researchers

    Prosthetic innovations from Tata Center researchers

    Tata Center researchers design passive-technology prosthetic that mimics normal walking motion. Learn more about the project →

+ Our focus areas


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.

+ Research in action