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23/05/2016

By ENGIE

closure date
10/09/2016

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Identify innovative solutions for collecting, analyzing and retrieving information about energy consumption in large shopping centers.


Purpose of the call for projects:

ENGIE is partnering with Unibail-Rodamco in this call for projects to identify innovative solutions for collecting, analyzing and retrieving information about energy consumption in large shopping centers (> 100 stores).
The solutions can be of a technological, digital, organizational, or financial nature. They should make it possible to:

  • Streamline the daily transfer of data between a site manager and tenants via smartphone
  • Help to rein in overall energy demand,
  • Educate retailers about how to reduce energy consumption,
  • Compare electricity consumption between stores operating in the same sector
  • Aggregate tenant power consumption to produce a general picture of energy consumption for monitoring overall performance,
  • Deliver innovative services to tenants


Deadline for applications: 2016/09/12


Rewards and benefits:

The selected projects will:

  • Get specialized assistance from ENGIE and Unibail-Rodamco in developing of business partnerships and operational projects
  • Be able to make use of a life-sized testing ground for their solution in an existing Unibail-Rodamco shopping center near Paris.


Who is this call for projects for?

This call for projects is open to startups, young innovative companies and SMEs


Detailed description:

ENGIE, in partnership with Unibail-Rodamco, is launching a call for projects to identify innovative solutions for collecting, analyzing and retrieving information about energy consumption in large shopping centers (> 100 stores) in line with the objectives of the Grenelle 2 law (1) and its "environmental annex."

The solutions can be of a technological, digital, organizational, or financial nature.

The expected gains of development of alternatives collection / analysis and restitution, dedicated to shopping centers, can be of different nature, and lead to:

  • Streamline the daily transfer of data between a site manager and tenants via smartphone
  • Help to rein in overall energy demand,
  • Educate retailers about how to reduce energy consumption,
  • Compare electricity consumption between stores operating in the same sector
  • Aggregate tenant power consumption to produce a general picture of energy consumption for monitoring overall performance,
  • Deliver innovative services to tenants


The solutions being sought should be innovative in the broad sense and may cover one or more of the following aspects: new technologies for capturing and storing data (cloud), or digital, organizational, financial, commercial and/or business model innovations.

If they are primarily technological in nature, they will need to be mature enough to be easily tested on an existing asset.


Eligibility criteria:


  • Relevance to the topic
  • Originality / innovative nature of the project
  • Strength of the proposed business model
  • Feasibility and economic viability / value for money and appeal for the customer
  • Ease of deployment (for technical solutions)
  • Ability to be integrated into Vertuoz (2), an existing platform
  • Ability to transmit the information collected on an existing GTB/GTC solution
  • Potential for development and replicability


Selection Procedure:

Projects will be selected in two phases:

  • Phase 1. A shortlist will be established based on applications
  • Phase 2 each shortlisted project leader will be invited to give a 15 minute presentation of their project to the members of the selection committee before the end of September 2016.

Following these presentations, the selection committee will choose the winning project by October 2016 at the latest.


Provisional timetable:

  • September,12th 2016: Deadline for submitting applications.
  • Septembre 13 - 28: evaluation of submitted projects and shortlisting.
  • End of September 2016: pitch from shortlisted project leaders for the Selection Committee, final decision and announcement of the winners.



The Selection Committee and the call for project partners:

  • ENGIE Group: Innovation, Sales Coordination & B2B Departments as well as SSINERGIE (in charge of Vertuoz)
  • Unibail-Rodamco: UR Lab, Property Engineering and Sustainable Development Departments


The call for project partners:

ENGIE puts responsible growth at the heart of its businesses (electricity, natural gas, energy services) to meet the great challenges of energy transition to a low carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, security of supply and the rational use of resources. The Group develops efficient and innovative solutions to individuals, cities and businesses by relying on its particular expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technologies. www.engie.com


Unibail-Rodamco is the listed property company of reference in Europe and the third largest in the world of commercial real estate. Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange since 1972, it owns a portfolio worth 37.8 billion euros as of 31 December 2015, consisting of large commercial real estate assets in the largest and richest cities in Continental Europe. Unibail-Rodamco has chosen to operate in a limited number in sectors, namely large shopping centers of European capitals, major office buildings in the heart and to the west of Paris, and the major convention and exhibition centers in the Paris region. Unibail-Rodamco is by nature a long-term stakeholder and conducts all of its activities with sustainable development in mind. Whether in architecture, urban planning, design, energy efficiency or social and corporate responsibility, the Group is at the forefront in its field and is recognized as a reference in the field. www.unibail-rodamco.com


(1) The Grenelle 2 law signed on 12 July 2010 introduced the requirement for leases on office spaces and stores of 2000 m² or more to include an environmental annex. This has applied to all current leases since 14 July 2013.


(2) Vertuoz is a service platform developed by ENGIE that allows operators to use various data streams from a building to make it more efficient, easier to manage and more comfortable for its occupants. It enables energy consumption management, planning repair work, rapid reporting, CSR reports, asset management, simplified reading of automated features and building sensors, the integration of connected objects, better awareness of ecologically-friendly actions and interaction with occupants.


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