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Call for solutions to collect and analyze public data on companies - ENGIE X AWS


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14/05/2019

By ENGIE

closure date
31/07/2019

As part of its "Zero Carbon Transition" strategy, which is designed to support its corporate customers, ENGIE is joining Amazon Web Services (AWS) to find a solution to collect and analyze public data about businesses.


As part of its "Zero Carbon Transition" strategy, which is particularly focused on advising and supporting its corporate customers in their search for greater energy efficiency and solutions regarding their sources of energy, ENGIE wants to find a solution that will:

  • Identify public data about companies that has value for the Zero Carbon consulting activity,
  • Extract, clean and classify this data to make it usable,
  • Automatically store this data on the data hub (AWS Cloud)
  • Offer advanced data visualization and analytics products based to the needs of the Business Units,
  • Do data analysis in a recurring, up-to-date way.

The scope includes large companies and global corporations. It covers the entire organizational and legal structure of these companies (subsidiaries, etc.) and anywhere in the world.

The data will be integrated into a data hub that already brings together financial, commercial and technical data about our corporate customers that is either available internally or provided by the customers themselves.

ENGIE has chosen AWS as its preferred cloud provider for advanced storage, data collection and analysis solutions. The call for projects continues ENGIE's work on data enhancement to better serve its customers and offer increasingly innovative solutions based on the cloud.


Rewards for selected winner:

  • Help and collaboration from ENGIE experts on a PoC/pilot. In the long term, it will involve potentially integrating the solution into the company’s data platform.
  • AWS will provide the winning startups with all the benefits of the two-year AWS Activate program, including $10,000 worth of AWS credits, technical support, and training credits to help them achieve and accelerate their operations using the cloud.


Deadline for submissions: July 3, 2019


Detailed description

ENGIE has set up a data hub as part of its "Zero Carbon Transition" strategy, which is particularly focused on advising and supporting its corporate customers in their efforts to increase their energy efficiency and to find carbon-free solutions for their energy sources by leveraging the AWS Cloud. This hub already brings together financial, commercial and technical data on our corporate customers, information available either internally or provided by the customers themselves. ENGIE is looking for a solution to add to this hub using publicly-available data available on websites and social networks, thereby enriching its analytics bank in order to improv our customers’ 360° vision and the related decisions they make.

The "Zero Carbon Transition" strategy for ENGIE's major global customers is broken down into a series of services, including:

  • measuring and reporting on their overall consumption of energy and fluids (electricity, gas, heat, cooling, etc.),
  • evaluating the energy efficiency of their buildings,
  • evaluating the relevance and efficiency of their energy production and storage methods,
  • diagnosing how efficiently they purchase energy,
  • evaluating their constraints and ambitions in terms of decarbonizing their energy sources (through purchasing and production).


`The aim of this diagnostic and consulting phase is to offer customers the solutions that are best suited to their situation, regardless of how they are structured internally, their geographical location or the nature of the facilities they own (buildings, factories, etc.). In order to offer this type of advice to its large corporate clients, ENGIE has set up a data hub based on the AWS Cloud.

This hub is being rolled out in all of ENGIE’s business units and makes it possible to take in, store and share large quantities of data from different sources (applications such as ERP and CRM, IoT sensors, partners such as the weather service, Open Data, etc.). Additionally, the hub also involves a series of visualization tools (dataviz) and advanced analysis (machine learning, AI, etc.). Last, an API portal has been developed to show and share the data services and products that emerge from the analysis (dashboards, algorithms, etc.).

Data can be structured (tables, files, etc.) or unstructured (text, images, video).

The device is not currently connected to external, unstructured data sources from websites or social networks. There are also no data visualization products or analytics for this type of data.

As a result, our customers' 360° vision is incomplete and the decision making that it informs is less efficient. Their public environmental footprint is neither captured nor analyzed; this is the case in all areas where the customer is present.

ENGIE is therefore looking for a solution that:

  • identifies public data about companies that can be used to create value for the Zero Carbon consulting activity,
  • extracting, cleaning and classifying this data to make it usable,
  • Automatically storing this data on the data hub (AWS Cloud),
  • offering advanced data visualization and analytics products based on the needs of the business units,
  • conduct analyzes in a recurring and up-to-date way.

The scope covers large companies and global corporations. It covers the entire organizational and legal structure of these companies (subsidiaries, etc.) and all regions of the world. While it is important to acquire a detailed analysis of each company, both per company and per region it is located in, the vision from websites and social networks may vary from one company or country to another.


Eligibility and selection criteria 

  • Suitability with the subject
  • Innovative nature of the solution
  • Consistency of the planned business model
  • Feasibility/economic viability
  • Development potential
  • Maturity of the project/solution
  • Energy efficiency
  • Capacity of the solution to be quickly launched
  • Quality/price ratio
  • Duration of the return on investment
  • Ease of implementation


Provisional timetable and selection procedure

  • May 16, 2019: Launch of the call for projects with AWS during Viva Technology
  • July 31, 2019: Deadline for filing applications
  • August 2019: Analysis and selection of projects - announcement of finalists
  • Beginning of September 2019: Pitch for the finalists to the selection committee and announcement of the winner(s)
  • 4th quarter 2019: beginning of collaboration with ENGIE


The Selection Committee and partners of the call for projects:

AWS: For 13 years, Amazon Web Services has been the most comprehensive and widely adopted cloud platform in the world. AWS offers more than 165 services for computing, storage, databases, networking, analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid applications, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), and many others. AWS provides 64 Availability Zones in 21 geographic regions: the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Millions of customers, including the fastest growing startups, the largest corporations and leading government agencies, rely on AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile and reduce costs.

ENGIE: Our group is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. In response to the urgency of climate change, our ambition is to become the world leader in the zero carbon transition "as a service" for our customers, in particular global companies and local authorities. We rely on our key activities (renewable energy, gas, services) to offer competitive turnkey solutions.

With our 160,000 employees, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are a community of Imaginative Builders, committed every day to more harmonious progress.





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