Tata Steel opens Centre for Innovation in Mobility at IIT Madras


Tata Steel said that it has opened a Centre for Innovation in Mobility (CIM) in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Research Park in Chennai with an aim to play an important role in India’s mobility sector.

The Centre for Innovation in Mobility will work closely with academic institutes and mobility industry for developing application technologies for present and future mobility platforms such as railways, automotive, and hyperloop.

According to Tata Steel, the new research and development (R&D) hub houses facilities for Computer Aided Design and Engineering (CAD/CAE), Dynamic Dent test system, Experimental Roll Forming, augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) experience centre, and full-scale facilities for benchmarking of vehicles.

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The Centre for Innovation in Mobility adds to the already existing application research centre at Jamshedpur, said the Indian steel manufacturing company. The new hub will cater to the mobility industry with design and engineering, selection of materials, prototyping, and testing.

Tata Steel opens Centre for Innovation in Mobility at IIT Madras

Tata Steel opens Centre for Innovation in Mobility at IIT Madras. Photo courtesy of Multi Hero/Wikipedia.org.

T.V. Narendran — Tata Steel CEO and MD said: “Sustainable, safe, and affordable mobility solutions of the future will emerge from the cooperation of relevant industries, academia, and material suppliers who understand the challenges well. We believe that it is essential to focus on creating a culture that encourages agility and innovation.

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“With an unparalleled focus on innovation and cutting-edge technologies, Tata Steel is committed to providing excellence at all touchpoints to our customers and will always be at the forefront of developing pioneering technologies. Our new center at IIT Madras is yet another way of reaffirming our commitment to creating innovative solutions for the mobility of the future.”

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Recently, Tata Steel inked a memorandum of agreement with deep tech startup TuTr Hyperloop at IIT Madras for co-developing and deploying hyperloop technology at scale.

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