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Resource sharing platform for industry


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26/06/2015

By ENGIE

closure date
20/09/2015

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Design an interactive platform that will be used to share energy resources and waste among industrial sites, as well as sharing resource streams and even facility management for those sites.


Design an interactive platform that will be used to share energy resources and waste among industrial sites, as well as sharing resource streams and even facility management for those sites.


Winning projects will benefit from:

• assistance from ENGIE subsidiaries and experts to accelerate their development and realization

• guaranteed visibility at special events and through our network of partners (the Internet of Things Cluster)

• External or internal events organized by the ENGIE Group


Purpose

ENGIE and its partners are launching a Call for Projects for the design of an interactive platform that will help industrial sites share their resources: identifying potential flows to be shared, quantifying them and implementing the procedures.

This platform is intended for both industrial sites and for the managers and operators of industrial sites (industrial parks, business parks, port areas, etc.). The goal is to construct a collaborative tool that makes it possible to:

• list the potential resource flows that could be mutualized;

• quantify and/or map these flows;

• develop operational roadmaps to chart out how resource sharing can be accomplished over time, and demonstrating the improvements to be achieved for the industry and for the surrounding area.

Deadline for submissions

Sunday, September 20th 2015 at midnight

Rewards and benefits for winning projects

Winning projects will benefit from:

• assistance from ENGIE subsidiaries and experts to accelerate their development and realization

• guaranteed visibility at special events and through our network of partners (the Internet of Things Cluster)

• External or internal events organized by the ENGIE Group

Detailed description

The “Platform for resource sharing in industry” call for projects, which is being launched as part of the NWX Festival, in partnership with Rouen Normandy Invest and SEINARI, forms a part of ENGIE’s plan for encouraging innovation. The project is also in line with goals set out as part of Normandy French Tech.

Energy efficiency and effectiveness are major issues for industrial groups. Sharing resources is one way to improve industrial competitiveness and industrial zones. Many industries are interested in sharing energy resources and waste disposal, as well as facility management for their sites. These are fertile areas for improving efficiency and improving competitiveness.

In this context, ENGIE and its partners are launching a call for projects for the design of an interactive platform that will help industrial sites share their resources: identifying potential flows to be shared, quantifying them and implementing the recommended changes. This platform is intended for both industrial sites and for the managers and operators of industrial sites (industrial parks, business parks, port areas, etc.).

The goal is to construct a collaborative tool that makes it possible to list the potential resource flows that could be mutualized; quantify and/or map these flows; and develop operational roadmaps to chart out how resource sharing can be accomplished over time, demonstrating the improvements to be achieved for the industry and for the surrounding area.

The areas of potential sharing listed below could be considered “bricks” for building this new tool; submissions could address one or several of them without necessarily incorporating them all:

• Reverse logistics (returns produces after use)

• Effluents

• Co-products (usable ones, distinct from the main product and which is produced in its fabrication)

• End-energy (lost for lack of storage options)

• Mobility (for industrial and tertiary activity as well as for people working in the area: access via public transport, carpooling, vehicle sharing, etc.)

• Training

• Cafeteria lunches

• Storage spaces

• Security

• Co-working spaces

Eligibility and selection criteria

Applications will be judged based on the following criteria:

- Appropriateness given the subject

- Originality/innovative nature (new technologies/approaches/procedures)

- Feasibility

- Project’s capacity for being rapidly tested and/or implemented

- Coherence of the planned business model

- Suitability of the technology to the proposed usages

- Societal, environmental and energy performance

- Societal and social acceptability

Provisional calendar and selection procedure:

Projects will be selected in two phases:

- Phase 1: an initial selection based on submitted applications will lead to 5 semifinalists being chosen.

- Phase 2: project owners for the selected applications will be invited to present their project in 20 minutes at a roundtable with members of the selection committee in October.

Provisional calendar

- Friday, June 26th, 2015: launch of the call for projects via the new platform for open innovation called “Open Innov by ENGIE” (openinnovation-engie.com) at a special conference to be held at the NWX Festival.

- Sunday, September 20th at midnight: deadline for submissions.

- September 2015: Phase 1, examination of submitted projects by the Selection Committee and choice of semifinalists.

- October 2015: Phase 2, pitch for semifinalist startups for the Selection Committee, final decision and announcement of winners


The selection committee

Winning projects will be chosen by a selection committe made up of experts from ENGIE and its subsidiaries as well as local and national-level economic actors:

- Rouen Normandy Invest

- SEINARI

- Representatives from local ENGIE offices

Pilot and Partners in the call for projects

ENGIE: The Engie Group has set itself the goal of becoming the leader of the energy transition in Europe, relying in particular on innovation to meet its customers’ new expectations.

With its periodic calls for projects, the open innovation platform called "Open Innov by Engie" aims to:

• increase the number of external partnership opportunities with actors from the world of innovation (entrepreneurs, startups, industrialists, inventors, etc.)

• rapidly find new activities (eg. by positioning the Group at the cutting edge of developments linking energy services and information technology)

To this end, the Group has launched a 100 million euro investment fund, "ENGIE New Ventures", to support innovative startups.

With this in mind, the Group is committed to examining and the feasibility and operational development of your idea / project, in close consultation with the selection committee.

Depending on the specifics of the selected projects, rewards may include a business and/or technological partnership with subsidiaries, the development of local demonstrators or the use of ENGIE’s venture capital fund. http://www.engie.com/

Rouen Normandy Invest: With more than 60 members, the Agency for Economic Development Rouen Normandy Invest offers tailored support to any company wishing to expand into the Rouen metropolitan area. Rouen Normandy Invest is particularly involved in the tertiary sector, digital businesses, innovation (health/biotech, environmental technologies, green building), industry and logistics. Its goals: unite members around projects, promote the network, position the area as a leader and attract new actors. The agency also helps to promote the metropolis and to develop the attractiveness of the territory through the brand Enjoy Rouen * Normandy. (* Love, live Rouen Normandie! ) www.rouennormandyinvest.com

SEINARI: the Innovation Agency for the Haute-Normandie Region, advises and supports companies, especially SMEs, in their efforts to innovate. SEINARI has 5 major operational tasks:

• Coordinating and facilitating the regional innovation network;

• Raising awareness about innovation and promoting measures to support it;

• Supporting the development of regional SMEs through innovation;

• Helping projects from laboratories mature economically;

• Incubating and helping innovative businesses to thrive.

A team of 14 people and a supports network of over 60 partners with related skills is available to help you realize your project.

NWX Festival: Inspired by a trip taken by Normandy-based companies to Silicon Valley, #NWX was born in 2011 under the leadership of four Web entrepreneurs. The association now has more than 70 member companies and has become the standard bearer for the Web industry in Normandy. The goal of #NWX is to bring together professionals from the Normandy-area web community to create synergies and strengthen the regional ecosystem. Its members’ expertise highlights the excellence of startups in the area and contributes to the vitality of the territory. #NWX organizes a number of events (Summer Festival #NWX Startup weekend, Silicon Valley Tour, etc.) and ensures that its members are visible in the industry’s biggest trade fairs (E-commerce, E-marketing, digital tourism, etc).