12 June 2018

Closing event of Elia Group's Open Innovation Challenge

On Thursday 21 June, Elia Group will announce the winner of the Open Innovation Challenge that set out to find innovative solutions for improving forecasts of power generation and consumption. Come along, meet the five finalists and learn about their innovative ideas!

The jury
Patrick De Leener, Chief Customers, Market & System Officer at Elia (Chairman)
Dr Niels Ehlers, Head of Concepts & System Strategy at 50Hertz
Laurent Hublet, CEO Becentral
Jacques Parlongue, CEO N-SIDE
Filip Carton, Head of the National Control Centre at Elia 

Prizes
The winning idea will be awarded a contract worth €20,000 to carry out a proof of concept at Elia. The two runners-up will receive a ticket to European Utility Week, where key players active in the smart energy ecosystem will meet in November 2018.

Practical information

What
15.30 DOORS OPEN & WELCOME
16.00 START OF EVENT

  • Opening speech – Chris Peeters & Patrick De Leener, Elia
  • Pitch presentations by the five finalists
  • Keynote speech – Jacques Parlongue, N-side
  • Award ceremony

18.00 CELEBRATORY DRINK

When
Thursday 21 June from 15.30 to 19.00

Where
La Tricoterie
Th. Verhaegenstraat 158
1060 Brussels

Register now!

Marleen Vanhecke
Head of Communication & Reputation Elia Group
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