Tata Steel announced that team Nano Tribe of IIT Hyderabad was declared the winner of the third edition of 'Tata Steel MaterialNEXT’ at the Finale held in Jamshedpur on 1 June 2022. The team comprising of Ms Sushmitha Veeralingam, Mr Hari Prakash and Ms Jaladurgam Eshwari, was mentored by Dr Sushmee Badhulika and presented the solution titled self-powering sensor to detect pre-diabetes in human breath. The winning team received a cash prize of INR 5 lakh.Team Materials Engineering lab of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science Kolkata showcased the solution titled facile, high yield and room temperature synthesis process for two-dimensional materials and secured the 1st runner-up slot. The members, Mr Sukhendu Maity and Dr Krishnendu Sarkar, were mentored by Dr Praveen Kumar and received a cash prize of INR 2.5 lakh. Team TCN-IITRPR of IIT Ropar which showcased the solution titled Recovery of pure hydrogen from H2S by greener electrochemical approach, bagged the 2nd runner-up position. This team, consisting of Mr Mukesh Kumar, was mentored by Dr CN Tharamani and received a cash prize of INR 1 lakh.The remaining five teams from top eight won a cash prize of INR 25,000 each for demonstrating their innovative solutions and ideas. This edition of MaterialNEXT received registrations from 278 teams, with final 166 active ideas.MaterialNEXT, a flagship pan-India competition organized by Tata Steel Advanced Materials Research Centres, focuses on nurturing open innovation in emerging domains of materials and their application. MaterialNEXT was launched on 28 December 2018, coinciding with the birthday of Mr Ratan N Tata, Chairman Tata Trusts and Chairman Emeritus Tata Sons. The third edition looked at innovation in the domains of sustainability and materials. Both these domains had two areas each under them, which further split into multiple sub-areas, in terms of current and future industry relevance. Proposals were invited in these sub-areas through the Research or Start-up tracks after registration.