03 July 2020

Five Elia Group innovation competition finalists announced

Five finalists from different parts of the world are still in the running for the fourth Open Innovation Challenge. The contest is a joint initiative by Belgian system operator Elia and its German sister company 50Hertz. The Open Innovation Challenge helps Elia Group to innovate in highly specific areas of its work as a system operator by engaging in joint projects with start-ups.

  • The Open Innovation Challenge is aimed at start-ups from all over the world
  • The finalists are from Europe and the United States
  • This year, the competition – which is taking place for the fourth time – focuses on digital solutions promoting more secure power grid and data management
  • The winner will receive €20,000 and the opportunity to develop their project within Elia Group.

This year’s competition focuses on the development of digital solutions promoting more secure grid and data management. The call for entries was launched in January, and the judging panel has now prepared a shortlist of five finalists from the 82 submissions. The winner will be announced at the grand final in Brussels in early September.


Marleen Vanhecke
Head of Communication & Reputation Elia Group
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