Call for project closed the 30 Jun. 2016
ENGIE is seeking to develop solutions to monitor, simulate and improve air quality (both inside and/or outside) to enable local stakeholders - including members of the public, businesses and local authorities - to meet their air quality targets and live healthier lives.
Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2016 at midnight.
Rewards and benefits
If you are successful, your compensation for taking part in this call for projects will include:
Objectives of the call for projects:
Reducing air pollution is a major problem worldwide. In addition to CO2, other greenhouse gases and pollutants are produced by fossil fuel combustion in industrial processes, energy production (in power plants, and for heating houses and buildings) and vehicle exhaust. Depending on their concentration, nitrogen oxide (NOx), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and other particles can have a serious impact on the environment and human health.In this context ENGIE, wants to identify innovative solutions:
Topics that ENGIE is especially interested in include the following:
Context for the call for projects:
Cities are increasing in size and number; they currently account for 2% of the world’s surface however 50% of its population, 75% of its energy consumption and 80% of GHG emissions. We are mindful of the need to monitor and raise awareness about the impact of air quality (AQ) (both indoors and outdoors) in the communities we work in.
One of the ENGIE’s key programmes is “Cities of Tomorrow”, which is focused on developing customer value propositions that incorporate ENGIE’s diverse skills and digital technologies within a strategic approach to sustainability, citizen well-being & empowerment, and economic development.
For more information about ENGIE Cities of Tomorrow see: http://www.engie.com/en/innovation-energy-transiti...
Improving air quality is key for the cities of tomorrow. Cities are encountering major problems related to monitoring and improving air quality, protecting their citizens against air pollution in the process.
Provisional calendar and selection procedure:
Projects will be selected in a two phase process:
The selection committee:
Eligibility and selection criteria:Applications will be judged based on the following criteria:Relevance to the subject;
Each year in the UK, around 40,000 deaths are attributable to exposure to outdoor air pollution, with more deaths linked to indoor pollutants. Health effects associated with air pollution are well recognised, such as increases in hospital admissions and deaths from cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases and lung cancer.
Air pollution is harmful to everyone. However, some people suffer more than others because they:
There are also opportunities to track and control indoor air quality to achieve ‘healthy buildings’. The health and productivity benefits of good indoor air quality are well established. This can be indicated by low concentrations of CO2 and pollutants, and high ventilation rates. Productivity improvements of 8-11% are not uncommon as a result of better air quality.
ENGIE is a worldwide leader in delivering solutions that improve air quality and reduce air pollution within cities by making changes in different sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency services, sustainable buildings, sustainable mobility, ..
In order to monitor and measure air quality within buildings or outdoors, solutions are emerging worldwide: internal/external air monitoring devices, sensors, air pollution dashboards, and more.
ENGIE recognises the need to understand which solutions it could offer its customers (citizens, businesses and cities) in order to truly make a difference, to raise awareness on air quality, to mobilize customers to act together to improve it and to speed up the development of air quality solutions to truly benefit our cities and citizens.
ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ) develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy climate-change mitigation and adaptation, security of supply and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technologies
ENGIE has an exciting Innovation Programme, aimed at identifying new ways of doing business, in the coming years. As part of this initiative, ENGIE has a € 100 million New Ventures Fund and is actively seeking START-UP businesses in which to invest. The fund is focussed on START-UPs with a differentiating technology or an innovative business model that are looking for an industrial partner. This call for projects is part of the continued roll out of this programme, looking to identify START-UPs that are investment ready with technologies that can be used as part of the on-going Cities of Tomorrow programme
ENGIE has a presence in cities and communities across the UK and therefore an opportunity to work directly with our clients to raise the profile of AQ. We also see an opportunity to provide suitable local interventions for AQ abatement actions to improve exposure levels.
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