Develop tomorrow's digital solutions for an energy transition today!
Win prices worth EUR 10,000 plus follow-up orders by sponsors
29th October 2021, Receive challenges in the virtual kick-off
29th October - 08th November 2021 Prototype preparation time
09th November 2021, Semi-Finals Berlin @ dena Energiewendekongress 2021
02nd December 2021, Finals Berlin @ dena Future Energy Day
DATATHON IN ENERGY
VIRTUAL & BERLIN NOV./DEC. 2021
What is the #enerthon?
#enerthon is an international innovation and developer competition (aka “Hackathon extended”) with a focus on experts in digitization and rapid prototyping in the energy world
#enerthon as part of the loomr.io network is a new form of tendering for follow-up business contracts: No slides but prototypes! Upfront, Sponsors have to agree to support after the prototype competition the winning team till MVP phase! More details are below!
#enerthon will take place in virtual (start) and Berlin (virtual and physical semi-finals parallel to the dena Energy transformation congress and finals at Future Energy Day)
#Enerthon - Whats different to a normal hackathon?
A "real business opportunity"
The ideal cycle looks like this: the problem is addressed by companies, excellent prototypes are built in eight-day sprints and the winning solution is commissioned after the enerthon by the initial company for the 100-day MVP! In other words: you tendered for a follow-up contract by your prototype!
→ application > selection > participation in prototype competition > contacts to clients > follow-up contract discussions
the #enerthon challenges & prepAration process
#enerthon is having several categories depending on the sponsors' demands:
This year the challenges are in the area of Nano Grid Home for smart electricity-heat coupling (Schneider Electric) and smart grid / digital redispatch (TransnetBW/Netze BW).
Challenge 1 "Nano Grid Home": Schneider Electric asks how smart planning and putting into operations for installers of photovoltaic in heating pump systems of one residential unit (Nano Grid) could look like. Teams receive the technical documentation and module names and have to show up to the semi-final what an ideal electricity-heat mix with specific modules could look like from the perspective of an installer.
Challenge 2 "DA / RE": TransnetBW/Netze BW asks how an intelligent visualization of digital DAta exchange / REdispatch (DA / RE) could look like. DA / RE makes a contribution to the safe operation of the power grid despite the strongly fluctuating feed-in of renewable energies. With the data provided by TransnetBW, it is the task of the teams to achieve a smart and customer-friendly but dynamic visualization for the DA / RE actions, e.g. on a website.
Because this is a competition each #enerthon team will receive the exact challenge in their category including test data in a virtual kick-off on October 29, 2021. Then the time is running!
A functional prototype or smart mockup (depending on the requirements of the challenge) must be created and presented to the sponsors by November 8th, 2021. Simple slides of theoretical concepts will be not accepted.
What you get at #enerthon
Direct interaction with potential customers and clients, transparent competition and access to knowledge for free next to your professional job.
In addition, participants receive a certificate of participation for CV and can win attractive prizes
At #enerthon, we believe that the best and functional solution wins, not the popularity of the company. Catchpenny, we offer the fast lane to new business contacts!
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#Enerthon - short and crispy
Companies address a digital challenge from their everyday life.
These companies agree to commission the winning solution to become an MVP for the next 100 days
Participants must apply next to their jobs in advance to keep the quality level high
The addressed challenges will be solved within 8 days by means of a functional prototype
API-workshops and development of business models in competitive mode for the finalists
The final evaluation of the prototypes takes place in the form of pitch events and a final award ceremony
#enerthon event participants automatically become part of the Loomr.io network.