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The outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic has created a heightened focus on health and safety in the workplace and prompted a shift in the way organizations approach the use of this space. Across the world, new rules and procedures have been called into effect, requiring organizations to rethink how to best protect their employees in this new reality as they keep running their work. Enel embraces these changes and is actively searching for innovative ideas that can help address these new issues. 



To prevent the spread of the virus, health authorities recommend regularly cleaning and sanitize work premises, environments and shared facilities. Equipment that is frequently used by Enel operators or common spaces that experience high volumes of foot traffic are particularly vulnerable to the risks of exposure and the spread of germs. 

Examples at Enel include office spaces and vehicles  which are particularly susceptible as they are common areas where on-duty operators gather. Additionally, as Enel Infrastructure and Networks team supports a large number of customers daily, sanitizing the equipment and surfaces that are involved in these interactions will provide an additional layer of safety to Enel employees. 



This challenge aims to achieve the following: 

  1. Identify solutions that can effectively sanitize workplaces, equipment and vehicles commonly used by different people.  
  2. Find portable or automatic solutions that operators can bring with them in order to sanitize their workspaces and equipment after they have been used.  



Solutions have to be certified and have info on which countries’ regulations they are complaint to.

Solutions should not interfere with normal activities.

Solutions should not be harmful and should provide info on the degree of effectiveness.

Solution should be as easiest as possible to be used even with PPE.

Challenge rules

All proposers are invited to read carefully the challenges and the Regulation of this challenge, attached below in the Attachments section, before submitting a solution.

By submitting a solution they automatically accept the attached Regulations other than the Terms of Use of this platform.

Explain your proposal clearly and attach documents if needed (max 5 files, 25MB total size).



This Campaign is dedicated to startups, scaleups and SMEs, incorporated in any country, with a technology and/or solution at commercial level (TRL ≥ 7).



This is an electronic Request-for-Partners (eRFP) Challenge. The Solver will write a preliminary proposal to be evaluated by the Seeker with the goal of considering a collaboration

All intellectual property rights, if any, in the idea or concept demonstrated by the Proposed Solution will remain with the Solver. 



Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (Central European Time) on November 30th, 2020.

Late submissions will not be considered.


Regulation eRFP challenge ReShape - Enel Innovation Hubs

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What happens next?

The Enel Innovation Hubs team will evaluate the Proposals, getting in touch with the Solver if additional information is needed.

Following this preliminary evaluation, the Proposal(s) that meet the requirements of the Challenge will be further evaluated by one or more relevant Enel companies and/or business lines.

Enel will evaluate the proposal using the following criteria:

  • Overall scientific and technical feasibility of the proposed solution;
  • Economic potential of concept (e.g. Total Cost of Ownership);
  • Business potential for Enel;
  • Novelty and not obviousness;
  • Potential for proprietary position (i.e., is the technology novel or protectable);
  • User’s capabilities and related experience;
  • Realism of the proposed solution;
  • Maturity level of the proposal.


In case the reward includes “Collaboration and testing agreement”, once suitable solution/s will be identified, Enel will reserve the opportunity to start a collaboration, by way of example, all or part of the following activities:

  • Test execution;
  • Supply of prototypes (if an equipment);
  • Installation and site tests;
  • Follow up and monitoring of the proposed idea behavior.


At the end of the assessment, you will receive feedback.

In case of success, an Enel contact person will get in touch with you to discuss the next steps.


Regulation eRFP challenge ReShape - Enel Innovation Hubs

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Enel Open Innovability User Guide

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