Chance to Win $30,000 at the New Smart City Solutions Challenge by Enel

Date limite : 10 sept. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: Enel Group

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Chance to Win $30,000 at the New Smart City Solutions Challenge by Enel

Enel Group announced a new challenge under the name: New Smart City solutions enabled by Open Data. In recent years, the amount of Public Administration Open Data has increased substantially, as well as other datasets publicly available produced by Research, Academic, and No Profit institutions, but the maximum benefit from this information has not been fully realized and there are few relevant and impactful services exclusively based on open data analysis. Enel X is looking for new ways of leveraging open data to create tailored solutions for municipalities.

Overview:

Enel X is interested in identifying new and effective technologies/solutions – ideally based on the open-source paradigm – that leverage open data as main input and synergize with the current solutions to deliver added value within it's Public Services Offering. Solutions have to be cost-effective making Enel X competitive in tenders while diversifying and enlarging its offer. In particular, solutions have to focus on:

  • public lighting: innovative solutions to improve the performance and /or simplify operation & maintenance (ex. planning, performance, and predictive analysis)
  • architectural lighting evolution: to enhance the visual impact of historical and valuable buildings
  • urban mobility (including e-bus)
  • city analysis: relevant analysis to produce indicators and actionable insights that can help public administration in planning and managing their services in a most effective way and that can improve citizens quality of life

Enel X thinks it is also particularly useful to monitor the status of the services and the related trends over time, and offer an “intelligence layer” to discover important and significant correlations among the various data points.

An optimal solution can address a real pain point of cities, producing through open data valuable outputs for cities, analysis useful to improve infrastructures/services operation & maintenance, or to increase city resiliency and citizens' quality of life.

The Challenge:

Identify an innovative approach and perform a demonstration project to leverage Public Administration open data and create added value for the current Enel X Public Services Offering (public lighting, architectural lighting, mobility, City analytics). Ideally, the solution is scalable and applicable to various geographies worldwide.

Note: solutions must not utilize any data outside the public domain. Furthermore, suggesting a “platform provider” or big data architectures is not sufficient.

Award:

The total prize pool budget is $30,000. The minimum full award amount is $15,000 for solutions that meet all of the stated Solution Requirements. Furthermore, partial awards may be considered for solutions that meet some, but not all, of the Solution Requirements.

Submissions Requirements:

Submissions must have the following Solution Requirements:

  • The innovative solution must be able to be applied to established Enel X activities.
  • The innovative solution must demonstrate an added value to the current Public Services Offering, leveraging Public Administration open data.
  • The innovative solution, fully working with Open/Public data only, can achieve higher values/impacts or grant additional features/insights when combined with Enel X solutions
  • Any best practices have to be verified and documented (not just an “idea”)
    The innovative solution must demonstrate “on-field” its capabilities (“reduction to practice” needed)
  • Solutions that focus on the following geographical areas (Europe, United States, South America)
  • All solutions must be safe and comply with any local regulations and be sustainable environmentally and economically
  • Solutions should support Enel’s commitment to SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) with specific emphasis on SDG9 and SDG11.
  • The proposed technology should offer Enel “freedom to practice” or be available for potential licensing. There should be no third party patent art preventing the use of specific equipment and materials for their commercial application.

In addition, the following qualities are highly desired but not required:

  • Easy installation.
  • Reasonable investment costs.
  • Existing commercial solution (or minimally at a pilot/demonstration stage).
  • Applicable in a global context (that is, they would be transferable to different parts of the world).

About Enel:

Enel is a multinational energy company and one of the world’s leading integrated electricity and gas operators. Enel works in 35 countries across 5 continents, generating energy with a net installed capacity of almost 85 GW, selling gas, and distributing electricity across a network spanning approximately 2.2 million km. With 63.5 million end users around the world, Enel has the biggest customer base among its European competitors, and it is one of Europe’s leading energy companies by installed capacity and reported EBITDA. The Group is made up of nearly 62,900 people who help promote Enel’s two cardinal principles: innovation and sustainability.

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