Challenges

The Energy Efficient Supermarket of Tomorrow | by Danfoss

Problem statement:
Energy is a big cost burden for supermarkets today due to conventional technologies still in use. The refrigeration system is only utilized 30% over the year and excess heat is released to the ambient. At the same time, there is a shift in consumer behavior asking for responsible supermarkets delivering fresh and green products and good shopping experience Can you design the intelligent energy efficient supermarket of tomorrow that goes hand in hand with consumer needs?

Brainstorming leads:
  • What does the future supermarket look like (size, offerings, technologies)?
  • What are the opportunities for supermarkets to reduce energy consumption and cost?
  • What green energy sources could come into play?
  • What are the trends in consumer behavior?
  • What is a responsible supermarket according to YOU?
  • What does the ultimate zero emission supermarket look like?
  • How can consumers help supermarkets save energy – and vice versa?
  • How can this be managed intelligent without adding labor cost for supermarkets?

Assets:
Database with energy data from an anonymized store. Pictures/overviews of different supermarkets. Presentation material on the Danfoss group and the Danfoss Smart Store concept.

Prize:

  • The winning team will be invited to Danfoss Headquarters to pitch the winning idea to executives and experts, a full day program
  • Tech/Design gifts

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Energy Efficient E-Mobility | by ENGIE

Problem statement:
E-Mobility is a worldwide mega trend. Electric Vehicles (EVs) keep inner-city areas free from emissions and air pollution. They are regarded as clean, innovative and attractive - even “hip” by their drivers. However, EVs consume electrical power and are not generally energy efficient. EVs shift the generation of their electrical power demand mainly to conventional power plants. Further, they will cause serious local electrical grid problems, and the battery production demands lots of rare geological resources. What contributions can EV drivers make today and in future to increase energy efficiency besides changing their driving behaviours? What new solution offers do they need?

Brainstorming leads:

  • How much and what type of EVs are on the market, which will be released soon?
  • Who are the EV drivers?
  • What are their driving and charging behaviors?
  • What happens with fully charged EVs while not being used?
  • What charging infrastructure is available, where is it located and what impact on the electrical grid can be expected?
  • What are the full lifetime ECO- and CO2-balances of an EV?
  • What charging solutions are today offered to EV drivers?
  • Why are EV not energy efficient?
  • What is needed to improve the energy efficiency of EV to attract e-mobility?

Assets:
The participants are supplied with the necessary detailed information material (studies, figures, graphics, statistics,) in printed and in file form. Additionally, ENGIE will bring a charging station.

Prize:
The winning team will be invited for 2 days to Cologne to the ENGIE Germany headquarter. They will have a guided e-mobile tour through the ancient city and the Rhine area of Cologne. In the evening there will be a typical Brewhouse dinner with typical local food and drinks (“Kölsch” beer). On the next day, the participants will meet the CEO and the management team of ENGIE Germany at the headquarters of ENGIE Germany. They will present the ENGIE Group and ENGIE Germany. The price includes the e-mobile tour, the dinner, the hotel and travel costs, and a special surprise present.

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Which Thing Creates Energy Efficiency in Buildings? | by GETEC

Problem statement:
In times of even stronger interaction between man and machine, digital processes are an important necessity for the real estate industry. We need a process model that combines all stakeholders (tenants, service providers, property owners) as well as their technical installations (Hard & Software) in order to achieve a win-win situation. Which thing makes interacting possible, efficient and simple? No App!

Brainstorming leads:

  • Interactions between different technical system rings around a property?
  • Interactions between humans and technical systems?
  • Interaction between different stakeholders in this environment (tenant/ user/ owner/ manager/ provider) and their IT processes & services?
  • Combination of different business models along the whole value chain (heat supplier, PV operator, providers of metering, e-mobility and smart home solutions as well as power/ gas supplier etc.)?

Market Participants:

  • Providers in the areas of real estate services, heat, power, gas, metering, telecommunications, smart home, e-mobility
  • Natural Persons: Tenant, subtenant, commercial tenant – persons living or working in an object.
  • Legal Persons: property owners, managers, property owner representatives, asset managers, property managers.

Assets:
Illustrative Material/ presentations to „the thing”. Not more: The limit is your own imagination!

Prize:

  • Exclusive follow-up pitch with GETEC group CEO Thomas Wagner, segment CEO Michael Lowak, head of business development Stefan Haake
  • Smart Home Tech worth 1000€.

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Energy & Efficiency as a Service | by MVV Enamic

Problem statement:
Energy efficiency is not the core business for industrial, medium-sized enterprises. When dealing with it, support of energy efficiency experts (e.g. MVV) is needed. Today, already an onsite visit for first analyses is necessary, which is time-consuming and ties up resources. Additionally, in order to use tax reductions, it is required to show energy efficiency potentials, but not to implement them. How can MVV identify energy efficiency actions in an easy and digital way? How can they trigger and accompany the implementation with their own solutions?

Brainstorming leads:

  • Which easily accessible offering can MVV as a partner for efficiency design attract industrial medium-sized enterprises (customers)?
  • How can new, digital methods reduce the effort for the customers and MVV when assessing the customer situation? Are there alternatives for on-site visits?
  • How can the identified energy efficiency potentials be presented in an attractive way inducing their implementation in a long-term partnership with MVV?
  • Which further incentives for making energy efficiency measures sexy for customers and triggering their implementation comes to mind?

Assets:

  • Sheet with relevant data for assessing the customer situation
  • Example for an energy audit report
  • Process description
  • Sales folder of MVV Enamic containing energy efficiency measures which should be implemented in a long-term partnership
  • Study: Federal Office for Energy Efficiency (BfEE) (ed), “Empirical Analysis of the German Market for Energy Service”, final Report BfEE 04/17, Eschborn 2018

Prize:

  • Visit headquarters & follow-up pitch in front of management board of MVV Enamic; exploring sustainability at MVV by going on a tour through different MVV sites
  • Win tickets for an “Adler Mannheim” Ice Hockey game at the SAP Arena!

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