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Hydrogen Challenge

By ENGIE

Call for project closed the 31|03|17

ENGIE is looking for innovative applications for hydrogen in the sectors of green mobility, independent energy generation and power to gas.

Suject of the call for project

In the energy transition, hydrogen is a natural candidate to replace fossil fuels.

It can be used to store energy, especially renewable energies, when all of the power generated cannot be consumed at once.
It can also be used to generate energy (using fuel cells, for example, to power hybrid vehicles or independent energy generating systems).

ENGIE is looking for innovative applications for hydrogen in several sectors:

  • mobility
  • independent energy generation, particularly within isolated areas
  • power to gas: transforming electricity into gas through efficient large-scale electrolysis, storage, fuel cell technologies, and more.

Earnings and benefits

Why participate?

  • Thousands of executives, investors, academics and thought leaders from around the world will meet at Viva Technlology: it will be a unique opportunity to highlight your innovations and give them greater visibility.
  • Promote your company among the ENGIE executives who will be involved in selecting the startups who participate
  • Participation is free. The ENGIE Group will provide winning projects with exhibit space at its ENERGY Lab at Viva Technology as well as internet access and electricity.


Rewards and benefits if your project is selected

  • A booth in ENGIE’s space at Viva Technology on June 15-17 2017 (45,000 visitors in 2016)
  • The opportunity to pitch your project for experts from ENGIE’s operational subsidiaries and/or ENGIE executives
  • The possibility of collaborating on operational projects if a business unit accepts your proposal
  • The possibility of being contacted by the ENGIE New Ventures investment fund

Description of the call for projects

Eligibility and Selection criteria:

  • Innovative nature of the proposed solution
  • Feasibility
  • Time to market
  • Environmental bonus
  • Ability to present your project as a model/ realization during Viva Technology


Provisional timetable:

  • March 31st, 2017: Deadline for submitting applications
  • May, 15th, 2017: Announcement of nominees
  • June 15-17, 2017: Marketplace and meeting with ENGIE experts during Viva Technology


More about Viva Technology

Viva Technology is a hub for the world's innovators, tech-lovers and pioneers of the future. VivaTech wants to be the place where big companies and startups work together on innovations that can transform businesses. In 2016, the first edition saw 45,000 attendees from around the world, 5,000 startups and 600 speakers.
ENGIE will host a 400 square meter Energy Lab where around 30 startups will be invited to present their projects and pitch their solutions.

ENGIE puts responsible growth at the heart of its businesses (electricity, natural gas, energy services) to address the major challenges of energy transition to a low carbon economy. The Group supports these changes by putting innovation at the heart of its strategy. www.engie.com

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