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Default Tata Motors launches TACNet 2.0 to engage with startups & tap into new tech

Tata Motors launches TACNet 2.0 to engage with startups & tap into new tech-tacnet-tata-motors-automobility-collaboration-network.png

About TACNet: TACNet is a collaboration platform by Tata Motors, country’s largest automobile company, to engage with the start-up community and technology companies to spark innovative solutions in the automotive technologies and mobility ecosystem. TACNet is a launch point for connecting aspiring mature start-ups with Tata Motors to solve existing and anticipated challenges in the cargo and people mobility.

TACNet is a 3P program, wherein startups have to participate, pitch, and partner with Tata Motors. One had to register to participate, selected applicants had to pitch their idea, further selected applicants will get a chance to partner with Tata Motors to run a pilot.

Ultimately the selected participants will get the following benefits from Tata motors:
  1. Mentorship from subject matter experts.
  2. Market Access to Tata Motors customer base to field test and evaluate the product/service.
  3. Data Access, various data-sets were provided to the selected participants to help help fine tune their product/service.
  4. Funding.
  5. Paid Pilot, opportunity to get funds from Tata Motors for the pilot project.
What are they(Tata) looking for:
  1. Startups in cargo & people mobility ecosystem looking for help to scale-up.
  2. Startups with unique business models at their early stages of commercialization.
  3. Startups already having expertise in mobility space.
Focus areas:
  1. Shared mobility
  2. Connected vehicle tech
  3. Electric vehicle ecosystem
  4. Digital solutions
  5. Industry 4.0
  6. Other emerging automotive technoligies
Themes: Themes are the specific pain points within the broader areas of the focus. These represent the areas that are of immediate interest to Tata Motors and through TACNet we are seeking directly applicable solutions for these categories.
  • Blockchain in automotive
  • Parking space solutions
  • NLP chatbots
  • Demand prediction algorithms
  • Real-time BS-VI fuel qulaity monitoring systems
  • Spare parts authentication
Key dates: Start and end dates for application submissions are 05-09-2109 and 29-09-2019 respectively.

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