How can we build a more inclusive and diverse energy industry? Enel has been nominated by Fortune as the company that will change the world by transforming the energy industry by making it more innovative and sustainable. We are committed to develop the best solutions to make innovative and clean energy available to everyone. We also want to close the gender gap in energy technologies by bringing out the best women entrepreneurs and providing them with a unique opportunity to develop and scale their solutions at global level.
This is an electronic Request-for-Partners (eRFP) Challenge that aims at recognising and showcasing the best start-ups and SMEs founded and/or managed by women that are successfully addressing these crucial challenges for the energy industry; the winning proposal will be eligible to an Award that includes: USD$20,000 during a gala event, featured article in specialized media, consideration to collaborate with Enel.
The challenges we selected are focused on:
This Challenge provides contribution to the following Sustainable Development Goals:
This is an electronic Request-for-Partners (eRFP) Challenge. The Solver will write a preliminary proposal (including supporting non-confidential information and contact details) to be evaluated by the Seeker. The Challenge aims at recognising and showcasing the best start-ups and SMEs founded and/or managed by women that are successfully addressing these crucial challenges for the energy industry; the winning proposal will be eligible to an Award that includes: USD$20,000 during a gala event, featured article in specialized media, consideration to collaborate with Enel.
Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on February 15, 2019. Late submissions will not be considered.
ABOUT THE SEEKER
Enel is a multinational energy company and one of the world’s leading integrated electricity and gas operators. Enel works in 35 countries across 5 continents, generating energy with a net installed capacity of almost 85 GW, selling gas and distributing electricity across a network spanning approximately 2.2 million km. With almost 71 million end users around the world, Enel has the biggest customer base among its European competitors, and it is one of Europe’s leading energy companies by installed capacity and reported EBITDA. The Enel Group is made up of approximately 69,000 people from around the world whose brilliant work is based on our values of Responsibility, Innovation, Trust and Proactivity.
Enel is dedicated to creating innovative solutions that meet society’s changing needs. Through its openinnovability.com crowdsourcing platform, the company connects people and ideas from across the world, encouraging anyone to propose sustainable innovation projects and solutions that help develop local communities. Enel is also committed to helping to achieve four of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
7 - Access to affordable and clean energy
4 - Support for quality education
8 - Contributing to socio-economic development in the communities in which Enel operates
13 - The fight against climate change
What is an eRFP Challenge?
eRFPs allow Seekers to submit Requests for Proposals for a partner or supplier to provide materials or expertise to help solve a business challenge to the InnoCentive Solver community. This global community includes organizations and individuals, such as contract research organizations, scientists, university researchers, and technology companies.
After a Solver submits an eRFP response, the Seeker evaluates the responses to determine which Solver(s) to contact for further business discussions. With eRFPs, the Solver must not provide any confidential information in the eRFP response. If your eRFP response is selected, you negotiate the terms of the contract (including scope of work, tasks and duration) directly with the Seeker.
This Challenge type does not require Intellectual Property (IP) transfer. However, sometimes Challenges of this type do request that certain IP arrangements be made should a partnership be formed.