What happens next?
After the Challenge deadline, the Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision with regards to the Winning Solution(s). All Solvers that submit a proposal will be notified on the status of their submissions.
The Seekers’ evaluation committee 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 the Seeker;
Potential for proprietary position (i.e., is the technology novel or protectable);
User’s capabilities and related experience;
Realism of the proposed solution; and
Maturity level of the proposal.
Enel, Eni and Leonardo are interested in the potential for collaboration with awarded Solvers in the following areas:
At the end of the assessment, you will receive feedback. In case of success, a relevant person will get in touch with you to discuss the next steps – including about the report and potential award ceremony.
ABOUT THE SEEKERS
Enel is a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global power and renewables markets.
Enel is present in 30 countries worldwide, producing energy with around 93 GW of total capacity.
Enel Grids, the Group’s global business line dedicated to the management of the electricity distribution service worldwide, delivers electricity through a network of around 2.3 million kilometers to approximately 76 million end users. The Group brings energy to more than 70 million homes and businesses. Enel’s renewables arm Enel Green Power has a total capacity of more than 56 GW and a generation mix that includes wind, solar, geothermal, and hydroelectric power, as well as energy storage facilities, installed in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Enel X Global Retail, Enel's global advanced energy services business line, has a total capacity of around 8.2 GW of demand response managed globally and has installed 65 MW of behind-the-meter storage capacity. In addition, Enel X Way is the Group’s new company fully dedicated to electric mobility, managing nearly 430,000 public and private EV charging points worldwide, both directly and through interoperability agreements.
Eni is an integrated energy company with more than 30,000 employees in 68 countries around the world. In 2021, the company launched a new strategy that will enable it to provide a variety of fully decarbonized products, combining environmental and financial sustainability. The recent merger of the renewable and retail businesses in Plenitude (formerly Eni gas e luce), the development of bio-refineries and biomethane production, and the sale of low-carbon energy carriers and mobility services at service stations are among the main levers for taking the path towards decarbonization.
Eni aspires to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, supporting a just energy transition that meets the challenge of climate change with concrete and economically sustainable solutions by promoting efficient and sustainable access to energy resources, for all.
Leonardo is an industrial and technological leader in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sector, with a balanced and geographically distributed order backlog and a significant industrial footprint in Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland and the United States.
The company operates in 150 countries in the world offering customised solutions and innovative, value-added after-sales support services in order to be a trusted partner for its customers. It competes in the most important international markets by leveraging technology and product leadership in its business areas (Helicopters, Aircraft, Aerostructures, Electronics, Cyber Security and Space).
With more than 50,000 people and 106 sites all over the world, Leonardo invests 12,8% of annual revenues in Research & Development.
COTEC Fondazione per L’innovazione or COTEC Foundation is a private non-profit foundation in which the skills, experiences and interests of institutions, companies and the research system thrive around the theme of innovation. For the realization of its aims it carries out coordination actions between the state and local institutions, companies and research institutes. Established in 2001 with the aim of strengthening the technological competitiveness of the Italian economy, its members include: Almaviva, Confcommercio, Enel, Eni, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Intesa Sanpaolo, Leonardo, Materias, Philip Morris Italia, Poste Italiane, Sisal, TIM, Unioncamere.
COTEC Foundation is part of the COTEC Europe network with COTEC Spain and COTEC Portugal.
ABOUT THE WAZOKU CROWD
Wazoku collaborates with Enel to manage this Challenge. Imagine a world where any problem you have can be looked at by millions of experts, motivated eyes. The Wazoku Crowd makes this possible. With twenty years of experience in crowdsourcing, Wazoku is the gold standard for open talent and external innovation solutions. Commercial, governmental and humanitarian organizations engage with the Wazoku Crowd to solve problems that can impact humankind in areas ranging from the environment to medical advancements.