11 June 2021

Five finalists announced for Elia Group’s Open Innovation Challenge

The five finalists of the Open Innovation Challenge have been announced. The Open Innovation Challenge is a joint initiative organised by the Belgian and German transmission system operators Elia and 50Hertz.

The competition aims to foster innovation in areas related to Elia Group’s work as a system operator. The focus this year is on innovative solutions for offshore wind integration. On 21 June, the finalists will present their projects to a panel of judges. The winning team will receive a cheque for €20,000 to develop their project with staff from Elia Group.

  • The Open Innovation Challenge is open to submissions from start-ups all over the world
  • This year (the competition’s fifth year), the competition’s focus is on innovative solutions for offshore wind applications
  • Five finalists (from Germany, Iceland, France, the United Kingdom and Brazil) will present their projects to a panel of judges
  • The final will be live-streamed from a studio Berlin; you can watch it via this link.

Marleen Vanhecke
Head of Communication & Reputation Elia Group
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