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Published on Friday, July 31 2020
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Challenge Expiration Date: October 15, 2020
Collaboration with Enel
Enel is looking for tailored approaches to improve the way in which people living with disability can move around public or private buildings. There is also a desire for solutions that can facilitate navigation within these buildings.
How do we ensure that indoor environments support the needs of all individuals to live and work independently, simply, efficiently, effectively and safely?
The aim is to empower people living with disabilities, while unlocking the business, social and economic value of practical solutions.
This challenge provides contribution to the following sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world:
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Around 1.3 billion people in the world are affected by a disability to some degree (15% of the global population, or 1 in 7 people). People with disability account for nearly $8 trillion of disposable annual income. Including friends and family members, disability touches 53% of consumers, representing a market of untapped business potential. Looking ahead, the global trends in longevity and the higher risk of disability in older people are likely to lead to further increases in the population affected by disability.
Around the world, persons with disabilities face a number of obstacles that prevent them from actively participating in society. Physical and technological barriers are tangible, whereas other hurdles are dictated by cultural or social perceptions. In order to promote inclusivity, Enel thinks that granting autonomy and accessibility is a precondition to equal participation and contribution for all mankind. This will help to:
Enel is looking for solutions to ensure autonomous mobility and facilitate navigation of people with disabilities throughout buildings such as private houses, public buildings and offices.
In particular the main goals of this challenge are:
Some examples of problems that have been scouted are related to:
The above list is not exhaustive and Enel is looking for solutions that solve other problems that have not been listed/identified.
Submissions must have the following Solution Requirements:
In addition, the following qualities are highly desired but not required:
The submitted solutions should consist of a detailed description, including:
The proposal should not include any personal identifying information (name, username, company, address, phone, email, personal website, resume, etc.) or any information the Solvers may consider as their Intellectual Property they do not want to share.
All proposers are invited to read carefully the challenge and the Regulation of this challenge, attached below in the Attachments section, before submitting a solution.
Explain your proposal clearly in English, attach documents (max 5 files, 25MB total size) if needed.
This Campaign is dedicated to startups, scaleups, SMEs, big corporations, NGO and any kind of organization incorporated in any country, with a technology and/or solution at commercial level (TRL ≥ 7).
Challenge, award, deadlines
This is an electronic Request-for-Partners (eRFP) Challenge. The Solver will write a 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.
The Proposals that will be considered as the most interesting will give the opportunity to the respective Solvers to negotiate a collaboration agreement with Enel S.p.A. or other relevant company of the Enel Group. Nonetheless it is understood that there is no obligation for the selected Solver and for any Enel Group company to enter into any kind of collaboration. The signing of a collaboration agreement is subject to all the internal checks and procedures in force within the Enel Group.
The proposals will be admitted until October 15, 2020 and the evaluation will start after this date.
Late submissions will not be considered.
Specific regulation attached at the bottom of this page.
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. Enel will evaluate the proposal using the following criteria: In case the reward includes “Collaboration with Enel”, once suitable solution/s have been identified, Enel will reserve the opportunity to start a collaboration, by way of example, all or part of the following activities: Upon completion of the evaluation, you will receive feedback. In case of success, an Enel contact person will get in touch with you to discuss the next steps.
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.
Enel will evaluate the proposal using the following criteria:
In case the reward includes “Collaboration with Enel”, once suitable solution/s have been identified, Enel will reserve the opportunity to start a collaboration, by way of example, all or part of the following activities:
Upon completion of the evaluation, you will receive feedback.
In case of success, an Enel contact person will get in touch with you to discuss the next steps.