Innovative Solutions to Electrify Public Transport

Challenge details

Name: Innovative Solutions to Electrify Public Transport
Challenge type: Electronic Request for Partners (eRFP)
Award: Collaboration with Enel
Deadline: 30th Oct 2021

Challenge overview


Enel X is looking for creative solutions that can augment the existing electric mobility offering for public transportation. The technology must be validated and ready for implementation, while satisfying local public administration requirements and regulations.

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



Enel X is Enel’s global business line dedicated to the development of innovative products and digital solutions in sectors where energy is showing the greatest potential for transformation: cities, homes, industries, and electric mobility. Enel X is a company of Enel Group, a multinational energy company and one of the world’s leading integrated electricity and gas operators. Enel works in more than 30 countries across five continents, generating energy with a total installed capacity of more than 88 GW among which 49 are based on renewable sources.

As a global leader in the advanced energy solution section, Enel X provides each partner with an intuitive, personalized ecosystem of tech platforms and consulting services, focusing on sustainability and circular economy principles in order to provide people, communities, institutions and companies with an alternative model that respects the environment and integrates technological innovation into daily life. Therefore, Enel X seeks pioneering technologies to facilitate the electrification of public transport and improve the user experience.

This Challenge provides contribution to the following SDGs:

•      SDG 7, 9, 11 

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Explain your proposal clearly in English, attach documents (max 5 files, 25MB total size) if needed.

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

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (Central European Time) on October 30, 2021.

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.


ABOUT THE SEEKER             

As a truly global business, Enel is perfectly placed to provide power around the world. Enel's global reach extends from Europe to Latin America, North America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Enel connects hundreds of millions of people to more reliable and increasingly sustainable power, supplying the largest customer base of any European energy company.

Enel works in 31 countries around the world, generating energy with a total installed capacity of more than 88 GW (49 GW of capacity from renewable sources), selling gas and distributing electricity across a network spanning approximately 2.2 million km.

With almost 74 million end users around the world, Enel has the biggest customer base among our European competitors, and we are one of Europe’s leading energy companies by installed capacity.

The Enel Group is made up of approximately 67,000 people from around the world who are working together on the same goal. We are Open Power and our aim is to overcome some of the greatest challenges facing the world. This is to be achieved through a new approach which combines attention to sustainability with the best in innovation.

Enel is dedicated to creating innovative solutions that meet society’s changing needs. Through its 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 4 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  • 7 - Access to affordable and clean energy
  • 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



Enel X is the global business line of Enel Group, combining its own progressive, future-oriented approach with the financial solidity and worldwide reach of the Group. Enel X is leading the energy transformation all over the world, turning complex technologies into simple, approachable, effective solutions that enable everyone to transform energy into new opportunities for sustainable growth and progress.

The scalable ecosystem of products and services is designed to meet the needs of people, businesses and cities, through an approach that is open and receptive to their changing needs. Through an integrated set of cutting-edge solutions based on circular economy business models, Enel X enables technological transformation for smarter, more efficient living. With its open innovation ecosystem, Enel X acts as an accelerator of electrification and decarbonization in the energy transition. This reflects our approach to sustainability, which is both at the core of our business and closely linked to the values of the Enel Group.

The innovative and sustainable solutions range from electric mobility, smart home technologies and business-ready products and services to digitalized urban infrastructures for smart cities, financial services and fiber optics that guarantee efficient and speedy communication to everyone, everywhere. Enel X has a presence that extends from Europe to Latin America, North America, Asia and Oceania, over a total of 20 countries. Furthermore, Enel X operates in 8 other countries in which we have a commercial development.

From electric mobility to smart cities, and from smart homes to energy storage and flexibility services: through an ecosystem of integrated solutions, Enel X promotes new uses of energy, enabling cities, businesses and people to live, work and grow in a sustainable way.


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 eRFP Challenge?

An InnoCentive eRFP Challenge allows Seekers to submit Requests for Proposals for a partner or supplier to provide materials or expertise to solve a business challenge by leveraging the InnoCentive Solver network. 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 Seekers request that certain IP arrangements be made should a partnership be formed.