Tata Center for Technology and Design


Tata Center MITEI hosts the Tata Center for Technology and Design. Founded in 2012 with support from the Tata Trusts, the Center’s research and education mission is to develop solutions to challenges facing resource-constrained communities globally, with an initial focus on India.

Center-affiliated Faculty and graduate student Tata Fellows engage in hands-on projects, with an approach that is rigorous and relevant to societal, economic, environmental and political factors. The Center is is proud to partner with its sister Tata Centre, founded in 2014 at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Tata Center News

Electrifying India, With the Sun and Small Loans

Electrifying India, With the Sun and Small Loans

Robert Stoner, director of the Tata Center, talks about the future of solar home systems in India

January 4, 2016Read more
Cleaning water without the grid

Cleaning water without the grid

Researchers in the Tata Center for Technology and Design and partner firm Jain Irrigation Systems have developed a solar-powered electrodialysis desalination system that could significantly increase the groundwater available for drinking in Indian villages

December 14, 2015Read more
Going off grid: Tata researchers tackle rural electrification

Going off grid: Tata researchers tackle rural electrification

At MIT’s Tata Center for Technology and Design, researchers are exploring ways to extend electricity access to rural communities in India using microgrids

December 14, 2015Read more
Satellite imagery can aid development projects

Satellite imagery can aid development projects

New image-analysis methods can automate identification of cost-effective sites for grants or microgrids.

March 23, 2015Read more
Innovation in the making

Innovation in the making

Event showcases, solicits feedback on MIT Innovation Initiative’s latest projects.

March 11, 2015Read more