The Centre supports research through seed and translational grants to faculty-led project teams in IIT Bombay. Basing the research activities across seven domains – Food & Agriculture, Energy, Education, Healthcare, Housing, Water and Waste Management, the project teams are expected to design technological solutions for challenges seen in the social landscape. The work is collaborative and interdisciplinary in nature with the Institute’s various departments working along the Centre’s mandate. There is the underlying focus on need validation, development of product/process through research, stakeholder analysis, field testing and translation analysis. The progress of the ongoing projects is evaluated at regular intervals and charted across solution readiness levels. The number of patent applications from the projects has been growing and a few projects have translated from the lab to the market.