Thiagarajar College of Engineering

Team TECSERS from Thiagarajar College of Engineering is developing an eco-friendly process for plating on plastics. Electroplated plastics are widely used to make automobile body parts. While the conventional method of doing it is expensive and highly time-consuming, the team’s innovation holds the promise to make the process efficient 

The team started its Customer Discovery journey in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, where the members are based, but soon realised that its market could be in another part of the country or the world. The team interviewed coaters in the home appliances segment, automobiles segment, and electric vehicles (EV) segment. It realised that the EV market could become their early adopters, thanks to a multitude of factors.