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Today came the confirmation from the Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy (MWIDE) of the German federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) that Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart will be the patron for the e-world.prototype.club in Essen! This underlines our intention to bring prototype development by outstanding IT talents from the nerd corner to the executive floor. We are proud and honoured. Many, many thanks!

Develop tomorrow's digital solutions for an energy transition today!

Get free access to Europe`s biggest energy and water fair E-world.
Win follow-up contracts by sponsors and prices worth EUR 5,000 (each challenge):

10th June 2022, Receive challenges in the virtual kick-off

10th June - 21st June 2022 Prototype preparation time

21st - 23rd June 2022, Finals Essen, DE @ E-world energy & water 2022 & virtually

The challenge partners:



What is the E-world.prototype.club?

E-world.prototype.club is an international innovation and developer competition (aka “Hackathon extended”) with a focus on experts in digitization and rapid prototyping in the energy world

E-world.prototype.club 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!

E-world.prototype.club will take place in virtual (start) and Essen, DE (virtual and physical finals parallel to the E-world trade fair for the energy industry)

E-world.prototype.club - 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 E-world Sprint by the initial company for the 100-day MVP!

In other words: you tendered for a follow-up contract by your prototype!

The process

→ application → selection → participation in prototype competition → contacts to clients → follow-up contract discussions

Frequently Asked Questions

You have further questions? Check out our FAQ Page.

E-world.prototype.club challenges & preperation process

E-world.prototype.club is having several categories depending on the sponsors' demands:

  1. Energy management made easy

  2. Algorithm design of an internal customer scoring

  3. Intelligent charging infrastructure

Because this is a competition each E-world.prototype.club team will receive the exact challenge in their category including test data in a virtual kick-off on June 10th, 2022. 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 June 10th - 21st, 2022. Simple slides of theoretical concepts will be not accepted.

From 21st till 23rd of June you are pitching onsite or virtually at our E-World.prototype.club booth and stage.

E-world.prototype.club supporters

What you get at E-world.prototype.club

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 E-world.prototype.club, 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!

Prototype.club is the European prototype network for experts and the innovation of the tender.
E-world.prototype.club is part of it:

    1. Companies address their digital “challenges” of today's life

    2. E-world.prototype.club is an 8-day competition for the development of functional prototypes and business models

    3. Simple slides of theoretical futuristic concepts are not permitted

    4. Evaluation in finals at the medial hotspot of the E-world energy & water 2022 in June 2022

    5. The winning team receive the prizes and will have the chance for the follow-up contract for the implementation in 100 days by the sponsoring company


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E-world.prototype.club - short and crispy

  1. Companies address a digital challenge from their everyday life.

  2. These companies agree to commission the winning solution to become an MVP for the next 100 days

  3. Participants must apply next to their jobs in advance to keep the quality level high

  4. The addressed challenges will be solved within 8 days by means of a functional prototype

  5. API-workshops and development of business models in competitive mode for the finalists

  6. The final evaluation of the prototypes takes place in the form of pitch events and a final award ceremony

  7. E-world.prototype.club event participants automatically become part of the prototype.club network.

E-world.prototype.club Networking Partners and Sponsors