NASA awarded TJ Tyres No Burst No Puncture technology backed by NITI Aayog to scale up



There are few lucky luminaries like Star cricketer Suresh Raina, film star turned politician Sunny Deol, RSS Head Dr. Mohan Bhagwat, Kerela CM Oomen Chandy who escaped with minor injuries even after having Tyre Burst. And there are many who are not lucky such as Marathi actor Vihang Nayak or actor of "Fast & Furious" Paul Walker or those 16 pilgrims going in Amarnath Yatra who lost their lives because of Tyre Bursts.


Why look for luck for surviving from tyre failures, when a technology can be adopted at an affordable price!! TJ Tyres who has invented BPPC Tyre (Burst Preventive, Puncture Curative); have entered into 2 wheeler market segment. TJ Tyres is the only Automotive Startup to secure Investment from CIIE (IIM Ahmedabad) and also get backing from NITI Aayog. Atal New India Challenge under NITI Aayog had floated 24 different challenges aimed towards supporting innovators creating products based on advanced technologies in areas of national importance and social relevance through a grant-based mechanism and chose 26 startups among 1000s for immediate support from ANIC. It may be noted that in 2015 BPPC Tyre technology of TJ Tyres had won NASA Tech Brief award and had featured in NASA's official publication and subsequently they received Gold Medal in IIGP (DST-Lockheed Martin) in 2016, Gold Medal in International Innovators Fair 2017.

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Road Safety committee of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India found that 140,000 persons die 582,000 get seriously injured and 3% GDP is lost due to road accidents per annum. Almost 15% of these accidents are because of tyre failures. In expressways it's alleged that contribution of tyre in accident goes upto 30-35%. According to WHO report unfortunately India tops the list on road accidents casualties in the World, which is comparable to deaths due to COVID-19. TJ Tyres with its innovative technology will help India to ride safer.

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CEO & Co-founder of TJ Tyres Sameer Panda said "After receiving awards from NASA, we were confused whose problem to solve first. Then we saw that it's very painful experience when tyre of a Motorcycle or Scooter gets punctured or burst. Even I had a very painful experience when my 2 wheeler tyre got punctured while going for my engineering final semester exam. So, we decided to start with 2 wheeler tyres. We as a team want to create an example that technology disruption is possible even in Automotive & Manufacturing space; and we can give Safety to people." TJ Tyres will have 15% Extra Life than the Normal Tubeless Tyres and 3 Times more air retention capacity than normal tubeless tyres.

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TJ Tyres started their R&D in VSSUT (Formerly UCE), Sambalpur. Afterwards R&D continued in Pune. Technology experts in Pune helped it to bring it the technology to Proof of Concept level. They received investment from friends, alumni, CIIE IIMA and many more. With the support from PSUs GAIL & HPCL; TJ Tyres could get the product market fit and tested the market in select places in South India.

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Bike rental & bike sharing Startup joined hands with TJT to give safe, no headache riding experience to its customers. "Now, with the support from NITI Aayog we can solve the mass manufacturing bottleneck and increase number of sizes of tyres and cater the market demand in a better way" said Smitiparna Satpathy Co-founder. Tushar Sahu co-founder said "After Corona many buyers in India are Vocal for Local, and we're solving a big headache of the 2 wheeler owners; so there is a lot of opportunity and will contribute towards the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's AatmaNirbhar Bharat to make India self-reliant nation." COO Premananda Nanda said "Last week only we were selected by The Hague Business Agency, Netherlands in their Digital Soft Landing Program. That'll give us access to European Market and I believe that we can do High Technology Futuristic joint R&D and able to Make in India and sale in Europe."

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Now TJ Tyres is scaling up in Faridabad with the support of NITI Aayog and solving the mass manufacturing problems. Today Bhumi Pujan for the new manufacturing facility was blessed by IITian turned Sanyasi Swami Vigyananda ji, Harvard & VSSUT alumni Mr. Sujeet Kumar (Member of Parliament), Dr. S.K. Patjoshi (Joint Secy Govt of India) blessed the occasion along with Industrialist Mr. Arun Bajaj. Leaders from Faridabad Mr. Vinod Chaudhary and Dr. R.N. Singh also blessed the Startup and promised support.


With this facility at Faridabad Delhi a capacity of 50,000 tyres in a month will be achieved within a year. The founding team said that "we aim to bring new commercially viable & affordable innovations time to time just not in product, but also in processes and business model with an aim to give safety to passengers and make the earth greener". Discussions with OEMs and electric vehicle manufacturers are in full swing and the interest level is quite high to partner with us to adapt to this technology to give a safer ride to its customers.

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