11 February 2022

Elia Group’s sixth Open Innovation Challenge is focused on sustainability

The annual Open Innovation Challenge (OIC) allows Elia Group to maintain close ties with a broad ecosystem of start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The OIC aims is to stimulate and accelerate innovation as society moves towards net zero. Elia Group is committed to taking the lead in decarbonising the electricity sector and also making its own activities more sustainable. Through its ActNow programme, the Group has set itself ambitious and concrete objectives that contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Open Innovation Challenge is one of the ways that the Group is aiming to contribute to these goals.

  • The challenge is open to start-ups from around the world
  • Elia Group seeks solutions to the sustainability challenge it faces
  • The winning team will be announced on Friday 10 June
  • The winning team will receive €20,000 to develop their project with Elia Group; benefit from mentoring from Elia Group staff; and will raise the visibility of their start-up


Marleen Vanhecke
Head of Communication & Reputation Elia Group
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