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INNOVATE RENEWABLE ENERGY! – call for startups and innovative SMEs
Published on Wednesday, September 27 2017
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Challenge Expiration Date: December 31, 2017
AbstractWould you like to participate to the revolution Enel is leading in the renewable energy industry? Submit your application on one or more of our technological priorities and get financial and technical support to develop your solution!
DescriptionEnel is looking for Startups and SMEs to develop together innovative technologies in the renewable energy industry.
With a plan to invest up to 20 Mln€ in the next 3 years, Enel is looking for innovative solutions in the following technological domains:
- New technologies for PV modules
- Components and devices for performance optimization of renewable plants
- Automation and artificial intelligence for construction and maintenance of renewable plants
- Hybrid systems for energy production from renewable sourcess
- PV Floating solutions
- Innovative and A/R solutions to improve operations and safety
- Innovative digital services for energy (IoT, Big Data Analytics, Predictive and automatic O&M)
- Distributed Energy Resources Aggregation – Fog/Edge Computing – Machine Learning
The innovative solutions proposed must have a solid technical and scientific background and they should have been already demonstrated, even at a preliminary stage, in an operational environment.
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Challenge rulesThe innovative solutions proposed by a Startup or a SME must have a solid technical and scientific background and they should have been already demonstrated, even at a preliminary stage, in an operational environment.
What happens next?
Enel will provide financial and technical support to develop and test the technologies and solutions selected, both in the Innovation Lab located in Catania and recently renewed with state-of-the-art infrastructures and in real plants. Startups and SMEs will have access to testing infrastructures, high-tech locations and co-working areas, in addition to being connected to national and international stakeholders thanks to the global network of Enel Innovation Hubs.
The Enel’s investment is equity free and will be in the co-development or in testing activities: for each project the necessary amount and the modalities will be evaluated together with the proposer.
If the test/PoC will be successful, Enel will offer a concrete opportunity to scale-up the solution by adopting it on its own business through commercial agreements.
Additional services will be offered for free if needed: acceleration program, workstations at the Innovation Hub, support in searching investors and accessing European public funds, support to access the Start-up VISA program by the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development.
For all details on the Lab/testing areas and equipment available, please see the attachment.