- About the Tata Center
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Many pathways to making a difference
A key component of the Tata Center’s mission is training engineers, architects, and scientists to do work that has a tangible impact in the developing world. We approach problems with the goal of deploying appropriate, sustainable solutions that support communities, assist policymakers, and can survive in a competitive marketplace.
Beginning with their Tata Fellowships, and in many cases continuing long after, our students take their research from the theoretical to the actual. They create products, influence policy, and launch businesses, all without losing sight of the main goal: Improving quality-of-life for billions of people in the developing world. The products, systems, and technologies that Tata Center researchers develop are designed to be scalable, high-performing, and optimized for the needs of emerging markets in India and elsewhere.