To solve the social challenges in a holistic way, the research component involves:

  • Understanding the problem
  • Reviewing of existing solutions
  • Designing novel solutions with an optimal combination of performance and cost
  • Taking the solutions to the society through various scale up mechanisms

The Tata Centre acts as a virtual centre for teaching and research that draws faculty members and graduate students from various academic units across IIT Bombay. The centre focuses on challenges in the areas of Agriculture and Food, Education, Energy, Healthcare, Housing, Water and Waste Management. It undertakes research projects in these areas by leveraging the expertise of the research community at IIT Bombay. Tata Centre for Technology and Design at IIT Bombay closely works with its partner organisations and stakeholders across India.