Call for project closed the 18|09|16
Purpose of the call for projects
ENGIE wants to develop proposals for mobility that are sustainable, smart and tailored to the needs of the users of the Lille University of Science and Technology.
The proposed solutions must also address the need to reduce critical overcrowding of transit networks in Lille (both major road traffic infrastructure and public transit).
Deadline for applications: Sunday, September 18, 2016 midnight
Rewards and benefits for the selected projects
Selected projects will receive:
The campus of the Lille University of Science and Technology hosts 25,000 people each day, covers 110 hectares and is served by both a subway and the highway. As part of its development of and the renovation of its infrastructure, ENGIE is looking for innovative solutions for how to structure the movement of people within the campus.
The answers may include to the following solutions:
The selection committee is particularly interested in solutions that are:
The campus of the Lille University of Science and Technology covers:
Eligibility and selection criteria
Applications will be judged based on several criteria which will be confirmed with the Selection Committee.
Selection will take place in in 2 stages:
Phase 1. Shortlist of five standout projects will be established based on applications
Phase 2. Leaders of selected projects will be invited to give a 20-minute presentation to the selection committee in October.
The selection committee
Winning projects will be selected by a panel of experts from ENGIE and its subsidiaries as well as local and national economic stakeholders.
Makeup of the selection committee:
Drivers and call for project partners
The ENGIE Group is aiming to be the leader of the energy transition in Europe by relying in particular on innovation to meet its customers’ new expectations. By regularly launching calls for projects, the open innovation platform "Open Innov by ENGIE" focuses on:
A 100 million-euro investment fund, "ENGIE New Ventures", has been launched to support innovative startups. It is in this context that the Group has committed itself to examining the feasibility and operational development of your idea/ project, pending your selection by the committee.
Depending on the specifics of the selected projects, the benefits could include a business and/or technological partnership with the Group's subsidiaries, the development of local demonstrators or the activation of ENGIE’s venture capital system.*
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