E-world.prototype.club

WITH DATA TO MORE POWER

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER CONTEST IN ENERGY & WATER

E-world energy & water, Essen
May 23-25, 2023

WHAT IT'S ABOUT

E-world energy & water is the leading European trade fair for the energy and water industry

  • At E-world.prototype.club, you develop a solution for a specific challenge identified by companies in the energy industry, either as a team or alone.
  • The winner (team) receives a follow-up order or prize money.

Follow-up contract and scholarship worth a total of €170,000 up for grabs!

  • With the Energy Tech Forum, we establish an exclusive networking format linking CTOs, CIOs, CDOs and Head of Innovations.

E-world.prototype.club 2022 roundup

BENEFITS FOR STARTUPS &
ESTABLISHED COMPANIES

STARTUPS

Orders
Demonstrate your skills and win a follow-up order.

Market entry
Orders from established companies help position yourselves on the market.

A transparent tender platform
Our procurement-compliant process helps startups prequalify for corporate clients by bypassing credit history barriers.

Networking platform
Challenge participation and our trade fair networking receptions allow you to connect with representatives of established companies.

A stage to present your startup
By pitching your prototype on our stage, you can attract the attention of potential clients and investors.

THAT’S IN IT FOR STARTUPS

COMPANIES

Qualification
Our new form of tendering is the best due diligence for new service providers and investors as well as CVCs!

Speed
Go from idea to MVP in less than 100 days and create real change.

Reach
Become part of our network of talents and innovative companies and benefit from our reach to network effectively.

Visibility
We provide visibility in the startup and developer ecosystem to showcase yourself as ready for open innovation with a new work attitude.

Innovation
With new technologies becoming increasingly important, we help you to test new business areas through prototypes.

THAT’S IN IT FOR COMPANIES

PATRONAGE

© MWIKE/Nils Leon Brauer

Mona Neubaur assumes patronage

We are very pleased to announce that the Minister for Economy, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia will take over the patronage of the E-world.prototype.club 2023.

More information will follow.

PROCEDURE

Apply with an existing team

May 09, 2023
Receive the detailed challenge in a virtual kick-off

THE CHALLENGES

Transnet BW

TransnetBW challenge –
Market entry strategy in the context of electric vehicle charging in a roaming-free setting

You can pitch your results either onsite or virtually.

Challenge

  • Plan a market entry strategy for BANULA
  • Analyze the environment and the relevant stakeholders
  • Define measures and first products

Background

  • Operators of charging infrastructure for electromobility (charge point operators, short: CPOs) strive for a strong market position and therefore invest in the expansion of charging stations.
  • This business model is disrupted by BANULA: No matter who operates the individual charging station, it is always billed with its own electricity supplier.
  • BANULA will make charging of electric vehicles barrier-free and user-friendly in the sense that a customer can charge anywhere, anytime with one tarif, being independent on roaming platforms or more than one charging card.

Award

  • Follow-up contract by TransnetBW and the BANULA consortium (Schwarz, Fraunhofer IAO, Badenova, Becker Büttner Held, OLI Systems, smartlab, Universität Stuttgart) worth €50,000
  • Chance to present progresses at IAA MOBILITY 2023
APPLY HERE
Transnet BW

TransnetBW challenge – Market entry strategy in the context of electric vehicle charging in a roaming-free setting

You can pitch your results either onsite or virtually.

Challenge

  • Plan a market entry strategy for BANULA
  • Analyze the environment and the relevant stakeholders
  • Define measures and first products

Background

  • Operators of charging infrastructure for electromobility (charge point operators, short: CPOs) strive for a strong market position and therefore invest in the expansion of charging stations.
  • This business model is disrupted by BANULA: No matter who operates the individual charging station, it is always billed with its own electricity supplier.
  • BANULA will make charging of electric vehicles barrier-free and user-friendly in the sense that a customer can charge anywhere, anytime with one tarif, being independent on roaming platforms or more than one charging card.

Award

  • Follow-up contract by TransnetBW and the BANULA consortium (Schwarz, Fraunhofer IAO, Badenova, Becker Büttner Held, OLI Systems, smartlab, Universität Stuttgart) worth €50,000
  • Chance to present progresses at IAA MOBILITY 2023
APPLY HERE

EnBW challenge –
Inspection of solar parks using drones

You can pitch your results either onsite or virtually.

Challenge

  • Develop a concept for the permanent inspection of solar parks using commercially available drones
  • Objective: a high degree of automation and availability and an economic implementation

Award

  • Follow-up contract
APPLY HERE

EnBW challenge – Inspection of solar parks using drones

You can pitch your results either onsite or virtually.

Challenge

  • Develop a concept for the permanent inspection of solar parks using commercially available drones
  • Objective: a high degree of automation and availability and an economic implementation

Award

  • Follow-up contract
APPLY HERE
enpulse

Enpulse challenge –
Business models in context with hydrogen

You can pitch your results either onsite or virtually.

Challenge

Present innovative business models in the hydrogen context (e.g. hydrogen production, hydrogen storage, hydrogen as-a-service, …), which Enpulse can implement internally as impulses within EnBW Innovation.

Background

  • Hydrogen has the potential to be a clean and renewable energy source.
  • It can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, and generate electricity. Additionally, hydrogen can be used as a storage medium for excess renewable energy, such as solar and wind power.
  • This makes hydrogen companies important for the development and deployment of clean energy technologies, and for helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • However, the hydrogen economy is still in the starting blocks and needs good ideas and founders like you.

Award

  • Scholarship from Enpulse worth €120,000
  • Chance to work together with EnBW
APPLY HERE
enpulse

Enpulse challenge – Business models in context with hydrogen

You can pitch your results either onsite or virtually.

Challenge

Present innovative business models in the hydrogen context (e.g. hydrogen production, hydrogen storage, hydrogen as-a-service, …), which Enpulse can implement internally as impulses within EnBW Innovation.

Background

  • Hydrogen has the potential to be a clean and renewable energy source.
  • It can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, and generate electricity. Additionally, hydrogen can be used as a storage medium for excess renewable energy, such as solar and wind power.
  • This makes hydrogen companies important for the development and deployment of clean energy technologies, and for helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • However, the hydrogen economy is still in the starting blocks and needs good ideas and founders like you.

Award

  • Scholarship from Enpulse worth €120,000
  • Chance to work together with EnBW
APPLY HERE
eFuel Alliance logo

eFuel Alliance challenge –
Objective comparison platform for different drive concepts

You can pitch your results either onsite or virtually.

Challenge

  • Develop an objective comparison platform to compare different drive concepts (e.g. electric motor, internal combustion engine, fuel cell, hybrid drive, …)
  • The platform should provide an unbiased and comprehensive analysis of each concept, e.g. their advantages and disadvantages, efficiency, environmental impact, or other relevant factors. 
  • Goal: to help individuals make informed decisions about which concept to choose
  • The platform should be based on the Wikipedia principle where individuals can add additional input themselves.

Background

  • Right now there is no comparison platform for different drive concepts that can help individuals and organizations make informed decisions about which technology to use for their transportation needs.
  • With the growing concern about climate change and air pollution, it is crucial to evaluate the environmental impact of different drive concepts and choose the most sustainable option.

Award

Further development of best running prototype to MVP with eFuel alliance partners

APPLY HERE
eFuel Alliance logo

eFuel Alliance challenge – Objective comparison platform for different drive concepts

You can pitch your results either onsite or virtually.

Challenge

  • Develop an objective comparison platform to compare different drive concepts (e.g. electric motor, internal combustion engine, fuel cell, hybrid drive, …)
  • The platform should provide an unbiased and comprehensive analysis of each concept, e.g. their advantages and disadvantages, efficiency, environmental impact, or other relevant factors. 
  • Goal: to help individuals make informed decisions about which concept to choose
  • The platform should be based on the Wikipedia principle where individuals can add additional input themselves.

Background

  • Right now there is no comparison platform for different drive concepts that can help individuals and organizations make informed decisions about which technology to use for their transportation needs.
  • With the growing concern about climate change and air pollution, it is crucial to evaluate the environmental impact of different drive concepts and choose the most sustainable option.
APPLY HERE

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