In 2015, ENGIE’s Innovation Week made a big splash! What did you take away from the experience?
The first edition gave us the opportunity to up the ante a little less than a year after we began doing events and providing tools for open innovation. And its success exceeded our expectations!120 events were held in more than 20 countries across the world, and there was a lot of enthusiasm for the operation overall. With internal and external events, competitions for startups, marketplace events, hackathons, the launch of calls for projects, and visits to symbolic sites in the world of innovation, the week was very busy and full of discoveries.
Growing in the shade of solar power
Whether it’s in temperate climates or more arid regions, co-locating crops and solar panels is a win-win solution. The idea of co-locating photovoltaics and agriculture was first suggested in 1981 by Adolf Goetzberger and Armin Zastrow and it has progressed in Japan since 2004 under the impetus of Akira Nagashima. Many types of crops such as citrus fruits, cucumbers, rice and vines can benefit. The technique...I'm interested
Towards a carbon neutral agriculture
According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, by 2050 more than 66% of the 9 billion people on earth will live in cities, up from 43% today. That’s nearly 3 billion more city dwellers than in 2020. This growing urban population will mean that more food will have to be produced as close to cities as possible and with cleaner and cleaner energy.I'm interested
From innovation to commercial success: the ENGIE Innovation ecosystem
Csilla Kohalmi-Monfils is Head of Innovation Ecosystems at ENGIE. Her role is to deploy the ENGIE open innovation strategy, by supporting and animating internal and external innovation ecosystems.I'm interested
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