Tata STRIVE is the group-wide skilling programme of the Tata group. STRIDEA is an initiative aimed at fostering a culture of innovation, within the ecosystem. The objective is to create an enabling platform for colleagues across Tata STRIVE centres. STRIDEA has hence been incepted to encourage futuristic thinking and build creativity & innovation; which then addresses itself to ‘problems worth solving’ in the skilling space.
STRIDEA is planned as a recurring annual event. Each edition would involve collecting, shortlisting, selecting, implementing, and recognizing select innovations across the Tata STRIVE ecosystem.
The first edition was launched in 2017. A total of 166 ideas were received. Ultimately, a total of 14 ideas were shortlisted. Invites were sent out, presentations perfected to the last punctuation, the mementos ready – the shortlisted team members, from across the length and breadth of Tata STRIVE, were to physically come and make their presentations at Mumbai for the final selection round.
On the finale day, a total of 5 ideas were selected, while two received special mentions. The ideas are now being fleshed out in collaboration with colleagues across Tata STRIVE and will be completed by May 2018.