14 January 2021

Elia Group’s fifth Open Innovation Challenge focuses on innovative solutions for offshore wind applications

Elia Group, a European Group of transmission system operators active in Belgium (Elia) and northeast Germany (50Hertz), is set to launch its fifth Open Innovation Challenge. 

  • Challenge open to startups from around the world 
  • Five finalists will present their proposals at the grand finale in Berlin on 17 June 2021
  • Winner will receive €20,000, mentoring and the chance to roll out their project within Elia Group 

The contest aims to connect the industry to the wider ecosystem of startups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in an effort to drive innovation and accelerate towards a common objective: a successful energy transition that contributes to a carbon-neutral society. Given the huge volume of electricity demand that needs to be covered by renewables, Europe will have to harvest its wind potential further offshore. Consequently, offshore grid operation is entering a new phase of development, with all the challenges and opportunities for innovation that brings. 

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Marleen Vanhecke
Head of Communication & Reputation Elia Group
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