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Innovative Solutions for Developing a B2B2C Communication Tool


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02/05/2017

By ENGIE

closure date
31/05/2017

Winners :

CARBODONS


ENGIE Cofely wants to develop a digital tool to communicate more seamlessly with its customers and with end users about its service offerings (B2B2C)


ENGIE Cofely is looking for solutions to better communicate with its customers (local communities and governments, social housing, industries) and end users (tenants, etc.). The communication solution will be integrated into a more comprehensive approach to working with end users and saving energy. It should help demonstrate transparency, be able to incorporate end users’ reactions and desires, and bring together the multiple stakeholders involved in a B2B2C approach.

The digital tool we want must make it possible to have a dialogue between:

  • ENGIE Cofely and its clients (communities, governments, social housing, industries)
  • ENGIE Cofely and end users
  • End users and local communities and governments, social housing, and industries (ENGIE Cofely’s clients)

Functions the application needs to perform:For communication between ENGIE Cofely and its clients, the application should allow our customers to do the following on the device of their choice:
  • Consult the status of their production or distribution facilities,
  • Consult their energy consumption figures and amount of power delivered to them as well as the energy mix involved,
  • Consult a map of their networks with the location of the delivery points and work in progress,
  • Read the latest news on networks and energy,
  • View a list of subscribers and their contracts
  • View weather data
  • Organize operational and informational meetings
  • Contact ENGIE Cofely
  • Communicate with their clients
  • Share content: status of maintenance operations, etc.

At the same time, the application must allow end users to do the following via the device of their choice:
  • Consult the condition of their heating equipment
  • onsult a map of the heating network showing work in progress and potential new connection points,
  • Consult their consumption data for heat and hot water,
  • View how tariffs are changing, consult their invoices
  • Get the latest news about energy
  • Get weather data
  • Look at documents related to their contract: contract itself, subscriber's manual, etc.
  • Ask for troubleshooting help
  • Raise awareness about environmentally friendly things they can do at home
  • Communicate with ENGIE Cofely or its client: social housing owner, local community, etc.

ENGIE Cofely is looking for a tool that enables all of these things. However, bricks that can be integrated into another tool will be examined.


Deadline for response: 31/05/2017


Rewards and benefits for the finalist and/or winning solutions:

  • finalists will be given an opportunity to pitch their solution during ENGIE Innovation Week (June 12-16 2017) at a special event hosted by the MAME incubator with numerous representatives from local authorities and ENGIE, Cofely and MAME
  • the possibility to test their prototypes on a large scale at our facilities
  • potential to have their solution included in our responses to tenders


Detailed description:

ENGIE Cofely designs and operates innovative and sustainable solutions for all of its customers, including:

  • Improving energy and environmental performance
  • Local production of renewable energies
  • Integration of services

ENGIE Cofely wants to integrate a digital solution into its responses to calls for tenders that will allow us to communicate better both with our customers (local communities and governments, social housing owners, manufacturers) and end users. This solution will be incorporated into a comprehensive approach to providing better service for end users focused on energy savings.
The tool should help us be more transparent, collect and integrate the reactions and suggestions of end users, and link various stakeholders together (B2B2C)

Eligibility and selection criteria:
  • Relevance to the subject at hand
  • Innovative nature
  • Solidity of the proposed business model
  • Feasibility / economic sustainability
  • Development potential
  • Maturity of the project/solution
  • Energy efficiency
  • Capacity of the project to be rapidly launched
  • Value for money
  • Duration of return on investment
  • Ease of implementation

Selection procedure and provisional timetable
  • May 2, 2017: Launch of the call for proposals
  • May 31, 2017: Deadline for submissions
  • June 1-10, 2017: Finalists shortlisted
  • June 12, 2017: Pitch for the selection committee during ENGIE Innovation Week at an event with the MAME incubator
  • September 2017: Selection and announcement of the winners

Selection Committee and partners of the call for projects:
  • ENGIE
  • UTELIAS
  • ENGIE COFELY
  • City of Tours