Connecting India’s emerging
communities to MIT
The Tata Center for Technology and Design focuses on the needs of resource-constrained communities in India, taking into account environmental, social, and political factors. A core principle is to be relevant to global societal challenges and needs. We link MIT to India and other parts of the developing world. Our goal is to train future generations of engineers and business leaders to build and apply this important new discipline. Ultimately, we hope to influence engineering and management education across the globe to more effectively invent and deploy technologies and systems solutions serving human needs.
Upcoming Request for Proposals
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
For the benefit of all MIT faculty interested in applying for Tata Center support through the 2014 Annual Project Fund Program, two information sessions will be held prior to the release of the RFP. Please plan to participate in one of these sessions to be held in E19-319.
Participation is optional, but strongly encouraged. Please RSVP to Denise Stewart at dstewart@MIT.EDU to indicate which information session you wish to attend.
Contact Patricia Reilly email@example.com
with any questions.
Training Engineers to Work
in Developing Markets
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Sloan School of Management
Prof. Ashok Gadgil, Professor of Civil Engineering at UC Berkeley, has made sustained contribution towards research and engineering to alleviate poverty and human suffering. His work focuses on solution that will take into account economic costs/benefits, social acceptability, affordability, and sustainability alongside the scientific and engineering development.
Our focus areas
The Center has five overlapping thematic areas of concentration. Past and proposed projects range widely within each thematic area reflecting diversity of need, and the interests and insights of students and faculty.
Small-scale biodiesel production, waste to solid and liquid fuels, waste to energy, compact concentrated solar power, disposable solar cells, low-cost rechargeable batteries, solar cookers, solar fuels, and isolated power grids.
Prosthetics, wheelchairs, wound therapy, vision testing, optical diagnostic instruments, cardiac monitors, drug administration devices, surgical instruments, and incubators.
Irrigation, water pumping and conservation, efficient use of chemicals, farm machinery, food processing, biofuels, crop drying, and storage.
Point of use services, industrial pollution mitigation, purification, testing, desalination, municipal distribution, conservation, and runoff management.
Building materials, manufactured housing, community infrastructure, integrated services, natural ventilation and heating.