Challenge <p>Tamper-Resistant Distribution Network Cabinets</p>

Tamper-Resistant Distribution Network Cabinets

Award:  varies
Deadline: Jul 15 2019 23:59 EDT
Posted: May 31 2019
Challenge ID: 9934148
 
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Abstract

Enel is interested in protecting distribution network cabinets from theft and fraudsters and accidental access from people/animals/vehicles and vandalism, giving an alert in case the components are damaged or opened without authorization.

This is an electronic Request-for-Partners (eRFP) Challenge; the Solver will only need to submit a written proposal to be evaluated by the Seeker with the goal of establishing a collaborative partnership.

Overview

Distribution network cabinets are very common components of low voltage distribution networks. They are generally installed outdoors and they are made by an internal part with live electric power and an external part made of insulating material with the role of protecting electrical components from bad weather conditions, dirt, and unauthorized access. Therefore, Enel is looking for tamper-resistant solutions to protect distribution network cabinets (several millions), installed outdoors in public environments and/or in substations and give a clear and reliable alert in case the components are damaged, tampered or opened without authorization. 

This is an electronic Request-for-Partners (eRFP) Challenge. The Solver will write a preliminary proposal and/or submit a video (highly preferred) to be evaluated by the Seeker with a goal of establishing a collaborative partnership.

This Challenge provides contribution to the following SDGs:

•     SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy

•     SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

•     SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

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

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (Central European Time) on July 15, 2019. 

Late submissions will not be considered.

ABOUT THE SEEKER

Enel Global Infrastructure and Networks is the business line in charge of steering and coordinating the energy transmission and distribution activities of Enel Group in 8 Countries (Europe and South America). Enel Global Infrastructure and Networks with more than 72M end users and 488TWh distributed energy, is the first international Distribution System Operator worldwide and manages 2,2 million km of Network. Only in Italy, Enel GI&N has more than 21 million of protected street boxes. With a view of sharing and fostering the best practice in network digitalisation and industry 4.0, from field operations to a new customer experince, Enel Global Infrastructure and Networks is today an international benchmark for Smart Meter and Smart Grid solutions.

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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.

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