Call for project closed the 19|02|17
Purpose of the call for projects:
Heat is a major risk for field workers in Middle East. ENGIE Middle East is seeking solutions that could help site supervisors to detect whether technicians working outside risk dehydration or heat stroke.
Technicians have to endure 45deg+ Celcius outdoor working conditions, even higher at times when they are on rooftops or exposed to the sun in locations in the Middle East, and supervisors need a simple format to indicate or highlight when a worker is at risk of dehydration or heat stroke.
The solution may be visual, incorporated into work wear or involve any other kind of solution for indicating potential risk, but it must be simple and should not require any specific / special maintenance.
Deadline for applications: February 19th, 2017
Rewards and benefits
Selected projects will have the opportunity to:
ENGIE Middle East is seeking solutions allowing supervisors of the site to detect whether a technician working outside is at risk of dehydration or heat stroke.
Technicians at peak season summer temperatures in the Middle East region are limited to 10 or 15 minutes outdoor working. Site managers have to rely on the actual individual taking the initiative to control their exposure and to go indoors to rehydrate, cool off. Like in any industry where workers are exposed to extreme temperatures , we are seeking a solution that is simple, durable and maintenance free. Ideally incorporated into workwear, that can be washed, and reused like a normal workwear. (Sketch below can be used as an example of a possible solution, but candidates should not limit themselves only to solutions that can be worn)
The objective of deploying this solution is tto ensure that the operative and their surrounding team are aware of their exposure and risks and do that they can visually verify the status of their colleagues and thus improve working conditions and eliminate the risk of incidents
Evaluation and Eligibility criteria
The evaluation will be based on the following criteria:
Selection will take place in 2 phases:
ENGIE Headquarters and ENGIE Middle East executives and CBFM executives
What are the goals of this call for projects for ENGIE?
A major utility and service provider for over 150 years, ENGIE Group believes the world of energy is undergoing a profound and lasting transformation. The Group has set itself the goal of becoming Europe’s leader in energy transition, in particular by focusing on innovation. This drive is at the core of the Group’s efforts to transform good ideas into operational services for the benefit of its customers. To achieve this goal, ENGIE has launched an ambitious programme on innovation to boost entrepreneurial creativity.As part of this initiative, ENGIE has created a “New Ventures” fund of 130 million € , aimed at accelerating the development of new business linked with energy transition by capturing external innovation. The fund is focused on start-ups with a differentiating technology or an innovative business model that are looking for an industrial partner.
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