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ENGIE Brazil Innovation Award 2017


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23/03/2017

By ENGIE Brazil

closure date
07/05/2017

ENGIE Brazil is organizing the 3rd Edition of the ENGIE Brazil Innovation Award and is looking for innovative solutions related to Cities of Tomorrow in the following domains: decentralized energy generation, sustainable urban mobility, energy efficiency, public lighting and smart grids. The winner will participate to ENGIE Innovation Week, an international event in Paris.


To consult the Portuguese version click here

Files submitted for the ENGIE Brazil Innovation Award 2017 must be in Portuguese, even if the application form is in English.

ENGIE Brazil is organizing the 3rd Edition of the ENGIE Brazil Innovation Award which this year will focus on Cities of Tomorrow. If you have an innovative project relating to any of the following themes, you can submit your project and participate to the contest:

  • Decentralized Energy Generation
  • Sustainable Urban Mobility: green and smart solutions for urban mobility, traffic monitoring and management.
  • Energy Efficiency: innovative projects dealing with energy storage and energy management for buildings.
  • Public Lighting: smart solutions related to public lighting.
  • Smart Grids: solutions for the rational and coordinated use of the energy resources in interconnected or isolated electrical systems.


Rewards and benefits

Based on the jury’s ranking, the General Management of ENGIE Brazil will award the winner with:

  • Pitch the winning solution during the ENGIE Brazil Innovation Day 2017, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, on June 1st, in the Museum of Tomorrow. The event will be open to the public and will count with the participation of authorities, entities and companies in a debate panel about the importance of innovation in the world and in Brazil.
  • Tickets to Paris and accommodation for the project manager (specified in the application) + one team member, to participate in the Group international innovation event, the ENGIE Innovation Week, which will take place from June 12th to June 15th 2017.
  • Testing and evaluating the project in order to develop a partnership with ENGIE to implement the project if applicable and based on the proponent interest.


Deadline for submissions: May 7th, 2017 at midnight GMT


For whom is this call?

If you are a company, start-up or entrepreneur with a technological or commercial innovative solution relating to any of the themes described below and your solution is based or deployable in Brazil, you can submit your project and participate to the contest

ENGIE Employees from any subsidiary and employees from the Award supporter entities are not eligible to participate.

Files submitted for the ENGIE Brazil Innovation Award 2017 must be in Portuguese, even if the application form is in English.

Eligibility & Evaluation Criteria

Solutions must be based or deployable in Brazil.
ENGIE Employees from any subsidiary and employees from the Award supporter entities are not eligible to participate.
Files submitted must be in Portuguese, even if the application form is in English.

  • Innovative character of the project (coefficient 2)
  • Feasibility (analysis of success factors and potential difficulties) (coefficient 1)
  • Degree of Implementation (coefficient 1)
  • Potential for value creation (coefficient 1)

Evaluation criteria are applied to projects using a scale that ranges from 0 (minimum) to 4 (maximum). Please refer to the additional explanation in the table below.


Conditions of application and participation

Language: Files submitted for the ENGIE Brazil Innovation Award 2017 must be in Portuguese, even if the application form is in English.

The application form must include the responses to the various project evaluation criteria. To be declared admissible and to facilitate the analysis and evaluation of projects, each applicant must attach to the application form a word or pdf file containing following information and items:

  • A summary containing 5 items (title, background (300 words), key innovative aspect of the project (40 words), description of the innovation (300 words), recorded results (300 words), implementation/feasibility (300 words).
  • Additional attachments (no more than five pages) giving a detailed description of the innovation, while describing the project in terms of each of the evaluation criteria. Better scores will be awarded for each criterion if quantified data are provided, in addition to any information that enables verification of such data. Any acronyms and abbreviations must be explained.
  • One illustration of the project must be attached. It must not exceed 1 MB. Videos can be sent attached to the file through a link to a website. Short videos can be uploaded as an attachment to the submission.


Submission procedure: The competition will use only digital format, so you are requested to fill in the application and upload your documents in the attachment of the application form.

Application forms that do not comply with the above requirements will not be accepted and will be immediately returned to the sender. Furthermore, to facilitate the processing of entries, candidates are asked to respect the above submission procedure.


Confidentiality:
Every project will be handled in complete confidentiality by those persons authorised to have visibility of their content, i.e. the members of the Jury. Only the Jury will have access to information relating to data indicated as confidential.

The communication between the Project team and the organizers of the ENGIE Brazil Innovation Award 2017 will be restricted to the Project manager specified in the application.

The winning project will be posted on the website www. engiefab.com. It is thus essential that the project managers stipulate the level of confidentiality of their projects.

Acceptance of the rules: The submission of a file for the ENGIE Brazil Innovation Award 2017 implies acceptance of these rules.

Provisional timetable

  • Deadline for submissions: May 7th, 2017 at midnight GMT
  • Disclosure of the winners: May 22nd
  • The winners will be awarded during the ENGIE Brazil Innovation Day 2017, which will take place on June 1st, at 8h30 am at the Museum of Tomorrow, in Rio de Janeiro.
  • 12-17 June : invitation to ENGIE Innovation Week in Paris for the winner


The Grand Jury for the ENGIE Brazil Innovation Award 2017

For the 2017 edition, the Grand Jury for the ENGIE Brazil Innovation Award 2017 will consist of professionals from the following entities:

  • Power Research Center (CEPEL)
  • COPPE-UFRJ
  • CERTI-UFSC Foundation (Center of Reference for Innovative Technologies)
  • ENGIE New Business Department
  • France-Brazil Chamber of Commerce (CCFB)
  • Business France Brasil
  • ENGIE Brasil Energia Innovation Center
  • Acende Brasil Institute
  • Apex-Brasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency)

If you want to read this call for project in Portuguese, click here or consult the file attached below.

Chamada-a-Projeto-Premio-ENG-IE-Brasil-de-Inovacao-2017.pdf

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