Access to Enel’s technology and knowledge; Scale up opportunity on Enel’s business; Co-working space in Enel’s Innovation Hub; Acceleration service (if needed)
Would you like to participate to the revolution Enel is leading in the renewable energy industry? Submit your application on one or more of our technological priorities!
Enel is looking at innovative DERs (Distributed Energy Resources) aggregation strategies, platform and algorithms. The integrated and optimized management of DERs requires a strong and robust IT infrastructure based on IoT technology and a prominent use of machine learning / AI technique to coordinate in the most suitable way all the controlled end-points. The high number of controlled end-point, their geographical distribution and the different market opportunities for each areas/country/customer requires a suitable distributed IT infrastructure based on Fog/Edge computing technology, capable to integrate several “autonomous” and embedded systems and control layer. The usage of Fog/Edge computing is also required to improve the system scalability and resilience and boost the usage of complex machine learning technique in all the required layers of the platform
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The innovative solution proposed must have a solid technical and scientific background and it should have been already demonstrated, even at a preliminary stage, in an operational environment
What happens next?
Enel will select the best companies that applied and will contact them for a more detailed explanation of their solutions. A few of them will be selected for collaboration.
The selected teams will have the opportunity to test and develop their solutions at Enel advanced Innovation Lab in Catania in collaboration with Enel’s experts in the field.
If the test/PoC will be successful, Enel will offer a concrete opportunity to scale-up the solution by adopting it on its own business. In addition, Enel offers to startups and SMEs access to funding and internationalization thanks to its global network of Innovation Hubs.
Additional services will be offered for free if needed: acceleration program, support in searching investors and accessing European public funds, support to access the Start-up VISA program by the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development.
For all details on the Lab/testing areas and equipment available, please see the attachment.