#5 – 2020

Innovation Challenge #5

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August 21, 2020 12:00 a.m.

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Vienna, Austria

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We are looking for start-ups with power! The creativity and flexibility of start-ups, combined with our knowledge and experience, form the best preconditions for success. This is why we once again bet on the know-how of young entrepreneurs and look forward to create future solutions for the energy sector.

— Michael Strebl, CEO Wien Energie

START UPS WANTED TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE ENERGY SECTOR

At the beginning of the Innovation-Challenge are creative business ideas – at the end there are new products and solutions.

If you want to make a change in the energy industry, you are in the right place!

We are looking for start-ups with innovative solutions

Smart City IoT-solutions and services

  • Sensor-based solutions in smart buildings or the environment
  • IoT services based on LoRaWan
  • Digitalisation of district heating and power stations

Innovative B2B und B2C solutions

  • Innovative B2C and B2B products and solutions
  • Smart customer service solutions
  • Smart city analytics

Smart City Mobility

  • EV fleet management
  • Innovative e-mobility services
  • Smart city logistics

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KEY BENEFITS

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GET ACCESS TO A LARGE TARGET GROUP

Wien Energie is responsible for ensuring the reliable supply of electricity, natural gas and heating for around two million people, 230.000 businesses and industrial facilities, as well as 4.500 farms in the Greater Vienna metropolitan area. Cooperating with us will kick-start your business development!

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EQUITY FREE AND PROOF OF CONCEPT BUDGET

The program is equity free. After the Innovation Camp the jury will select the top start-ups for the acceleration phase and we will discuss individual cooperation contracts with you. A separate budget is reserved for proofs of concept during this phase.

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A STRUCTURED PROCESS FOR COOPERATION

Participate in our Innovation Camp, the Acceleration Phase and the Demo Day in Vienna – travel and accommodation (hotel & flight for 2 persons) expenses for the program sessions are covered by Wien Energie. Benefit from a structured decision making process and top management support.

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BE PART OF OUR TEAM

Contribute with your ideas to the Wien Energie Innovation Challenge. You will develop innovative solutions and products in the above mentioned areas and work together with Wien Energie experts in embedded teams. Get the chance to work with leading mentors and experts.

Event | SCHEDULE

Date

What

Aug 21

Your last chance to apply!

End submissions

This is an excellent opportunity for your start up, so don’t miss your chance for application – mark your calendar!

Aug 30

Jury votings

End of selection phase I

Pre-Selection of the semi finalist start-ups.

14th — 22th SEP
Meetings and remote pitches

End of Selection phase II

Selection of the camp start-ups.

17th — 19th NOV
Innovation Camp

Team Building

Working sessions focusing on PoC building.

Finalist pitches and winner ceremony of the final teams for the acceleration phase.

NOV — MAR
PoC Validation and Execution

Acceleration Phase

Weekly Team meetings and mentor sessions in person or via Skype calls.

MAR 18

Demo Day

Show off your work

Official presentation of the PoC projects in front of the jury.

Winner Ceremony.

MAR / APR

Successful launch or cooperation

Negotiation of cooperation contracts

Launch of winner products or services.

| WINNERS

We are very proud! These are the winners of the Wien Energie Innovation-Challenges

GALLERY | ATMOSPHERE

At the Innovation Camp, start ups from all over the world worked in mixed teams with Wien Energie employees from 25 departments on new ideas and creative solutions for Wien Energie.

STARTUP | REFERENCES

See what attendees of the last innovation challenge have to say.
We would be glad to list your statement next year 🙂

Chakratec

ULTRA FAST EV CHARGING EVERYWHERE

The cooperation with Wien Energie works very well. The Innovation-Challenge was organized wonderfully from start to finish! We recommend other startups to apply for the Innovation-Challenge because it allows them to use Wien Energie's broad market access to make their own technologies available to a large audience.

— NIR ZOHAR

chakratec.com
craftworks

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The cooperation with Wien Energie was easy and uncomplicated for us. After our first conversation, we were able to start the project within a month. During development, experts from Wien Energie supported us in understanding their systems and data better. This close cooperation has enabled us to achieve exciting results within a month.

— MICHAEL HETTEGGER

craftworks.at
Noam

MAKE UNSTRUCTURED DATA WORK

The two and a half days of the Innovation Camp were a marathon. But it certainly paid off for us. The collaboration worked excellently. We quickly identified problems and were able to build a prototype.

— LUKE GOTSZLING (San Francisco)

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Tableconnect

MAKE LARGE SURFACES INTERACTIVE

Our participation in the Innovation Challenge 2019 was an out-and-out success. Within just three intensive days, we were able to develop the joint product concept and a prototype. As one of the winning projects, we were then able to tackle the implementation together. This phase was where the idea sharing during the challenge paid off and ensured a productive project environment from the outset.

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FAQ

INNO CHALLENGE #5

The application process starts with the completion of a form which will be available until 14 August.

Use the form to answer questions about your startup, your team, your business model and about the market you are targeting. We’ll get in touch after we have reviewed all the applications.

START UPS WANTED TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE ENERGY SECTOR
Partner up with Wien Energie, who is responsible for ensuring the reliable supply of electricity, natural gas and heating for around two million people, 230.000 businesses and industrial facilities, as well as 4.500 farms in the Greater Vienna metropolitan area.

End Submission:

August 21, 2020 12:00 a.m.

Location:

Vienna, Austria

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QUESTIONS? CONTACT US

 

Katharina Muskat — Project Manager.