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Creating an innovative application for maintaining technical equipment


Energy Communities
05/06/2015

By COFELY Services

closure date
07/06/2015

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Creating an innovative application or digital tool that lets users georeference, visualize, and have rapid access to technical information needed for maintaining, repairing and operating technical equipment such as heating and air-conditioning units.


COFELY Services, ENGIE Group, launches this new call for projects in order to create an innovative application or digital tool that lets users georeference, visualize, and have rapid access to technical information needed for maintaining, repairing and operating technical equipment such as heating and air-conditioning units.


For finalist projects:

- 48 hours of coaching by the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Clermont Ferrand’s incubator on Monday and Tuesday June 17th-18th at ESC Clermont’s campus to help them prepare for the first pitch session to be held in front of the selection committee, during ENGIE's Innovation week.

For the winner of the call for projects:

- Business advising by Cofel


COFELY Services, ENGIE Group, launches this new call for projects in order to create an innovative application or digital tool that lets users georeference, visualize, and have rapid access to technical information needed for maintaining, repairing and operating technical equipment such as heating and air-conditioning units.

Why participate (rewards & benefits)

For finalist projects

- 48 hours of coaching by the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Clermont Ferrand’s incubator on Monday and Tuesday June 17th-18th at ESC Clermont’s campus to help them prepare for the first pitch session to be held in front of the selection committee, during ENGIE's Innovation week.

For the winner of the call for projects:

- Business advising by Cofely Services and the ENGIE Group to help its development and concrete realization

- Contacts with innovation Experts from the ENGIE Group

Detailed Description

The aim of this call for projects is to identify innovative solutions for digital services and/or products that could help technicians get faster access to problem sites and to give them better technical information about equipment systems, letting them better analyze and repair problems in practical, transportable and efficient ways:

- Locating technical equipment on a schematic map or in a building via a search engine to help guide the user

- Make all the necessary technical information about the equipment available to the user

Throughout France, nearly 10,000 COFELY Services technicians are called to work on more than 60,000 sites to manage maintenance, repairs and the operation of technical equipment (heating and air-conditioning systems, etc.). Large amounts of information about these systems, their environments, their functioning and their location are in existence, and are available through a variety of platforms:

- 2D and 3D schematic maps that show technical equipment in AutoCAD, Solidworks, PDMS formats, etc.

- Technical data about the equipment: spec sheets, operating manuals, procedural information, purchase records and maintenance history, etc.

- Computer programs for CMMS and supervision

- Technical maintenance and management schedules

Eligibility

Applications will be examined and chosen based on an evaluation grid:

- Suitability of the project for the subject matter

- Originality and innovative nature of the projects

- Level of maturity

- Feasibility

- Capacity for being tested and rapidly put to use

- Coherence of the planned business model

- Match between technology and use

Selection Procedure

A two part selection process:

Phase 1: a group of semifinalist projects will be selected based on the above criteria. The chosen projects will receive 48 hours of coaching from the ESC Clermont Group.

Phase 2: Semifinalist project owners will be invited to present their proposals for the selection committee and for the general public in the form of a 5 to 8 minute pitch. This presentation will take place on Wednesday, June 17th at ESC Clermont.

Provisional Schedule

- Sunday, June 7th, 2015 (midnight): Application deadline

- Wednesday, June 10th, 2015: (Phase 1) selection of finalists & announcement of results

- Monday, June 15th to Tuesday, June 16th 2015: preparation of finalists for the pitch session of June 17th, by 48h coaching/mentoring from ESC Clermont

- Wednesday, June 17th, 2015: (Phase 2) pitches from finalists to the selection committee, followed by the announcement of the winner and the award ceremony

Networking from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.: encounters with various key actors involved in the Clermont Digital District, as well as local, national and international players at a roundtable discussion on the theme of “Innovation with Highly Digital Characteristics”

Selection Committee

The selection committee will include:

- The President of the Auvergne ITC Cluster

- The ENGIE Group’s Deputy Director for Auvergne Centre Limousin

- A representative from COFELY Services, ENGIE Group

- A representative from the financial world

Who we are

A standard-bearer in energy and environmental services, COFELY Services, ENGIE Group offers solutions for companies and municipal authorities that want to use their energy better and reduce their environmental impact.

COFELY Services relies on long-term, sustainable skills and expertise: steering and optimizing the energy performance of buildings and equipment, the development of local and renewable energies, and improving the overall performance of building maintenance services for inhabitants and users.


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