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November 3, 2010Issue 11

Innovation at Tata Attracts Large Gathering at Harvard's "Future of Energy" Series

Sunil Sinha speaking at Harvard

                  Credit: Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

Tata Quality Management Services Chief Sunil Sinha was recently featured in Harvard University's "Future of Energy" series. Mr. Sinha's talk, "The Innovation Equation at Tata" attracted an audience of over 200 Harvard faculty and students and addressed energy and innovation as they relate to the Tata group and broadly, to India. The Tata Nano car also figured prominently in Mr. Sinha's speech. Since its debut in the Indian market in 2008, the Tata Nano has received several innovation awards.  Read more.

Tata Ltd. Invests in U.S. Renewable Energy Startup and MIT Spinout, Sun Catalytix Corporation

Tata Sons' subsidiary Tata Ltd. led the $9.5 million financing round for Sun Catalytix Corporation, an energy storage and renewable fuels company. The financing will support continued development of the company's breakthrough catalyst technology. Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, has also joined the Sun Catalytix board as a representative of Tata. Read more.


B. Muthuraman, Chairman of Tata International and Vice Chairman of Tata Steel Speaks at the Council of the Americas Forum

Mr Muthuraman speaking at CoA

B. Muthuraman gave the keynote address at a discussion titled  "India, Latin America, and the United States" at the Council of the Americas, in Washington D.C, on October 12, 2010.

Mr. Muthuraman discussed the growing importance of trade and investment between these two regions. Watch here.
Other News
Taj to host President Barack Obama  in Mumbai. Read more.

Tata Steel forms JV with New Millennium Capital Corp for iron ore mining in Canada. Read more.

Tata Global Beverages and PepsiCo
agree to form a 50:50 joint venture to sell 'Himalayan' brand of natural water. Read more.

Tata Sons Chairman Ratan N. Tata conferred with Yale School of Management's prestigious 'Legend in Leadership' award in Mumbai. Read more.

Harvard Business School receives $50 million gift from Tata companies, Sir Dorabi Tata Trust, and Tata Education and Development Trust. Gift will fund new academic and residential building on HBS campus. Read more.

Heiko Kuenstle, General Manager, The Pierre, New York, A Taj Hotel, discusses $100-million hotel makeover. Read more.

Tata Consultancy Services, Detroit, participates in 2010 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Read more.

Tata Global Beverages' UK Arm buys stake in US-based Activate, a performance beverage and bottled water company. Investment in line with company's vision to become  leader in 'good for you' beverages. Read more.

Tata Motors ranked India's top brand. Read more.
Tata and First Book®  Build on Robust Partnership: Gift more than 100,000 Books

This Fall Tata Sons, Tata Technologies and General Chemical Industrial Products joined with First Book® and the students of Garfield Elementary School in Livonia, MI and the New Sage Elementary School in Rock Springs, WY for lively reading activities. Building on Tata's national partnership with First Book®, an award winning social enterprise, the reading parties kicked off donations of 10,000  and 5,000 books in the Detroit Metropolitan area and the state of Wyoming, respectively. Since 2007 Tata companies have donated over 100,000 books to low income children throughout the United States. Read more.


Tata Technologies First Book Event
Tata Technologies COO Warren Harris addresses second-graders at the Garfield Elementary School in Livonia, MI

I Can Save The Earth Book Jacket
One of the books the children received was "I Can Save the Earth" by Allison Inches, the first co-branded book by Tata and First Book® as part of their larger partnership to support literacy.