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Challenge Mass Customization & Inclusion

Mass Customization & Inclusion

Award: $20,000 USD
STATUS: Under Eval
Posted: Apr 19 2019
Challenge ID: 9934147
 
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Abstract

Enel is seeking creative ideas or approaches to provide customized electricity and gas services or products and to satisfy any and all customers’ needs in order to provide unique value with respect to diversity and inclusion. Desirable approaches can, but are not limited to, leverage on digital disruptions or new technologies (e.g. smart meters), automate Enel processes, enhance the flexibility of current commercial portfolio, etc. Any solution with a compelling business justification will be considered.

This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.

Overview

The Energy market, similarly to other industries, is experiencing a change whereby value propositions place customers in the centre of every product or service. Further to that, diversity and inclusion regardless of age, disability, nationality or any other socio-cultural aspect, are at the centre of preoccupations in industry, and more specifically to Enel.

Mass Customization is a concept that Enel wants to leverage in order to succeed in this change. This concept is defined as the process of efficiently and effectively delivering wide-market products and services which are personalized to satisfy the needs of a specific customer. Hence, in this Challenge, Enel is seeking creative ideas or approaches to provide customized electricity and gas products and/or services to satisfy individual customer’s needs whilst guaranteeing and enhancing inclusion of all customers by taking into account their diversity as well as Improving the digitalization, automatization and flexibility of Enel processes and commercial portfolio.

Submissions will include a detailed description of the proposed solution and any supporting information with regards to its feasibility and economics.

This Challenge provides contribution to the following SDGs:

•             SDG 7, 10

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For questions about the challenge and your proposal you can contact EnelOpenInnovabilityChallenges@innocentive.com

This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:

  • There is a guaranteed award.  The awards will be paid to the best submission(s) as solely determined by the Seeker. The total payout will be $20,000, with at least one award being no smaller than $10,000 and no award being smaller than $2,500.
  • The Solvers are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to the Seeker. Rather, by submitting a proposal, the Solver grants to the Seeker a royalty-free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to use any information included in this proposal, including for promotional purposes.

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on June 15, 2019. 

Late submissions will not be considered.

After the Challenge deadline, the Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision with regards to the Winning Solution(s). All Solvers that submit a proposal will be notified on the status of their submissions; however, no detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.

 

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 six 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

9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

11- Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

13 - The fight against climate change

This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:

  • There is a guaranteed award.  The awards will be paid to the best submission(s) as solely determined by the Seeker. The total payout will be $20,000, with at least one award being no smaller than $10,000 and no award being smaller than $2,500.
  • The Solvers are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to the Seeker.  Rather, by submitting a proposal, the Solver grants to the Seeker a royalty-free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to use any information included in this proposal, including for promotional purposes.

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (CET) on June 15, 2019. 

Late submissions will not be considered.

After the Challenge deadline, the Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision with regards to the Winning Solution(s). All Solvers that submit a proposal will be notified on the status of their submissions; however, no detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.

What is InnoCentive?
InnoCentive is the global innovation marketplace where creative minds solve some of the world's most important problems for cash awards up to $1 million. Commercial, governmental and humanitarian organizations engage with InnoCentive to solve problems that can impact humankind in areas ranging from the environment to medical advancements.

What is an InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge?

An InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge is a broad question formulated to obtain access to new ideas, similar to a global brainstorm for producing a breakthrough idea or market survey which may include ideas for a new product line, a new commercial application for a current product, or even a viral marketing idea to recruit new customers. Ideation™ Challenge submissions are typically about two written pages, and Seekers receive a non-exclusive, perpetual license to use all submissions.

In an Ideation™ Challenge, Solvers may:

  • Submit ideas of their own
  • Submit third party information that they have the right to use and further the authority to convey that right and the right to use and develop derivative works to Seekers
  • Submit information considered in the public domain without any limitations on use

Solvers should not reveal any confidential information in their submissions. Often the Ideation™ Challenge will be followed by one or more of the other three Challenge types to further develop the ideas and gain Intellectual Property protection when the concept has been well-defined.

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