Challenges & Solutions

Challenge #1: The Energy Efficient Supermarket of Tomorrow

Problem statement: Energy is a big cost burden for supermarkets today due to conventional technologies still in use. The refrigeration system is only utilized 30% over the year and excess heat is released to the ambient. At the same time, there is a shift in consumer behavior asking for responsible supermarkets delivering fresh and green products and good shopping experience Can you design the intelligent energy efficient supermarket of tomorrow that goes hand in hand with consumer needs?

Brainstorming leads: What does the future supermarket look like (size, offerings, technologies)? What are the opportunities for supermarkets to reduce energy consumption and cost? What green energy sources could come into play? What are the trends in consumer behavior? What is a responsible supermarket according to YOU? What does the ultimate zero emission supermarket look like? How can consumers help supermarkets save energy – and vice versa? How can this be managed intelligent without adding labor cost for supermarkets?

Assets: Database with energy data from an anonymized store. Pictures/overviews of different supermarkets. Presentation material on the Danfoss group and the Danfoss Smart Store concept. 

Prize: A trip to a Danfoss location to pitch your idea to relevant experts and executives and headphones with active noise cancelling. 

Challenge #1 - Solution (Team)

FoodLocker with individual packaged cart (Triple Mountain)

Links: Summary [PDF]

Team members: Alexander Malakhov, Dmitry Baluev, Fiodar Hancharou, Maxim Parshin, Toby James, Enrico Zammit Lonardelli, Davit Endeladze, Krishan Jethwa, Judith Alkema, Milena Bork

Green energy consulting service to supermarket owners to recommend ways to transform into an energy producer (Barcelona Thinkers)

Links: Summary [PDF]

Team members: Mackenzie Banker, Laila Darouich, Denise Meyer, Nicklas Michel Frahm, Valerie Grappendorf, Sofia Osypova, Atiquzzaman Khan Ankur, Alejandro Lopez, Zoltan Mark Pinter, Georg Stalter

Vending machine combining energy efficiency, less cost & more customer convenience (coderless)

Links: Summary [PDF]

Team members: Marcus Berr, Marc Jené Vinuesa, Alessia Xu, Carmen Pajuste, Jerome Möbus, Julia Martius, Anna Maria Kozubal, Sophie Török, Hoang Le, Sorcah Ní Mhuimhneacháin

Reducing energy loss of supermarkets by 12-30% via a door-less mid-temperature refrigerator (ChangeItLater)

Links: Summary [PDF]

Team members: Katerina Ilijovska, Piotr Grudzien, M Thirukkumaran, Beatrice Foscoli, Hollyn Hartlep, Iana Kravchenko, Sara Vieira, Mohammed Finzer Akkara, Fabio Giunta

Estimating, through sensors and AI, the remaining lifetime of fruits and vegetables in order to reduce food waste. (The Genious)

Links: Summary [PDF]

Team members: Astrid Mon Pineda, Chloé Coral, Pedro Quinto Pereira, Francessco Carli, Danilo Laban, Fabio Apra, Feiyin Wang, Almudena Conde Lopez, Alina Strihhartsuk

Challenge #2: Energy Efficient E-Mobility

Problem statement:E-Mobility is a worldwide mega trend. Electric Vehicles (EVs) keep inner-city areas free from emissions and air pollution. They are regarded as clean, innovative and attractive - even “hip” by their drivers. All in all, there’s a huge inherent potential for climate protection. BUT there are still challenges to overcome: EVs consume electrical power and the entire E-Mobility system infrastructure needs to become more energy efficient. Why? Nowadays EVs still shift the generation of their electrical power demand mainly to conventional power plants. Further, they could cause serious local electrical grid problems, and the battery production demands lots of rare geological and energetic resources. What contributions can EV drivers make today and in future to increase energy efficiency besides changing their driving behaviours? What new solution offers do they need?

Brainstorming leads: How much and what type of EVs are on the market, which will be released soon? Who are the EV drivers? What are their driving and charging behaviors? What happens with fully charged EVs while not being used? What charging infrastructure is available, where is it located and what impact on the electrical grid can be expected? What are the full lifetime ECO- and CO2-balances of an EV? What charging solutions are today offered to EV drivers? What is needed to improve the energy efficiency of EV to attract e-mobility?

Assets: The participants are supplied with the necessary detailed information material (studies, figures, graphics, statistics,) in printed and in file form. Additionally, ENGIE will bring a charging station.

Prizes: The winning team will be invited for 2 days to Cologne to the ENGIE Germany headquarter.
The price includes the e-mobile tour, the dinner, the hotel and travel costs, and a special surprise present

Challenge #2 - Solution (Team)

Planning and payment platform for seamless experience of multi-modal (inter-)city E-travel. (Power Rangers)

Links: Summary [PDF]

Team members: Agnes Welsz, Ailin Huang, Antonio Stern, Elsa Marie Kendrick, Florian Baader, Florian Wätzold, Marco Léon Badillo, Sandeep Sinha, Stephan Le, Gilda Miranda

We offer mobile charging service that enables affordable EVs to travel long distances by charging them on the go, promoting emobility. (Electric Nation)

Links: Summary [PDF]

Team members:

Corey Duncan, Camila Rincon, Linda Colarullo, Andres Peluso, Jessica Papenheim, Esther Millet, Alexandre Leduc, Leandro Jaimes Soria, Lukas Danev Shubham Agarwal, Sergi Nogueira Alina Karimova

Maximizing transportation ecosystem energy efficiency by allowing EV owners to indirectly finance EV usage of lowerincome families.(No. 42)

Links: Summary [PDF]

Team members: Gabriel Veilleux, Christian Ribback, Adam Krysztofinski, Giulio D'ambrosio, Florian Lennartz, Katrin Süring, Jarmo Ling, Dan Pezim

EV-NeXus is an innovative service to make every day EV-charging as easy and profitable as possible for an average family with an EV. (EVNexus)

Links: Summary [PDF]

Team members: Elena Leuschner, Anna Khudiiash, Nadja Schneider, Christian Weissmann, Maria Jesus Luchsinger Morcelle, Andras Beda, Simon Jæger, Davis Kuma, James Harper, Amol Yevalkar

Challenge #3: Which Thing Creates Energy Efficiency in Buildings?

Problem statement:In times of even stronger interaction between man and machine, digital processes are an important necessity for the real estate industry. We need a process model that combines all stakeholders (tenants, service providers, property owners) as well as their technical installations (Hard & Software) in order to achieve a win-win situation. Which thing makes interacting possible, efficient and simple? No App!

Brainstorming leads: Interactions between different technical system rings around a property? Interactions between humans and technical systems?, Interaction between different stakeholders in this environment (tenant/ user/ owner/ manager/ provider) and their IT processes & services?, Combination of different business models along the whole value chain (heat supplier, PV operator, providers of metering, e-mobility and smart home solutions as well as power/ gas supplier etc.)?

Market Participants: Providers in the areas of real estate services, heat, power, gas, metering, telecommunications, smart home, e-mobility, Natural Persons: Tenant, subtenant, commercial tenant – persons living or working in an object, Legal Persons: property owners, managers, property owner representatives, asset managers, property managers.

Assets: Illustrative Material/ presentations to „the thing”. Not more: The limit is your own imagination!

Prize:Exclusive follow-up pitch with GETEC group CEO Thomas Wagner, segment CEO Michael Lowak, head of business development Stefan Haake. Smart Home Tech worth 1000€.


Challenge #3 - Solution (Team)

Bloome is your friendly energy coach (BloomE)

Links: Summary [PDF]

Team members: Marc Jené Vinuesa, Vicenç Calduch i Jornet, Noran Kamal Goma, Syavash Kazemi, Neza Dukic, Jonas Scheumann, Lukas Heidegger, Milosz Sabady, Gundega Lapsa, Malika Taky

An interactive game where tenants challenge themselves and others in predicting and lowering their energy consumption. (Multifruits)

Links: Summary [PDF]

Team members: Andrea Tothova, Anders Rævdal, Andrejs Skiebecs, Dunia Jørgensen, Viktoriia Miroshnichenko, Kay Geißler, Marcello Avanzi, Silvia Ma Lu, Evelina Steen

Establishing relationship between tenants of a building and Getec to solve problems related to energy efficiency and reduce carbon footprint (Grabbit)

Links: Summary [PDF]

Team members:Daniel Ernesto, Mathias Bolza Schuenmann, Marc Pruessmeier, Arslan Adeel Ur Rehman, Jeevan Dasan, Dennis Metz, Paolo De Carli, Tanai Potisat, Ladislava Lipinova, Anand Narasipuram

Challenge #4: Energy & Efficiency as a Service

Problem statement: Energy efficiency is not the core business for industrial, medium-sized enterprises. When dealing with it, support of energy efficiency experts (e.g. MVV) is needed. Today, already an onsite visit for first analyses is necessary, which is time-consuming and ties up resources. Additionally, in order to use tax reductions, it is required to show energy efficiency potentials, but not to implement them. How can MVV identify energy efficiency actions in an easy and digital way? How can they trigger and accompany the implementation with their own solutions?

Brainstorming leads: Which easily accessible offering can MVV as a partner for efficiency design attract industrial medium-sized enterprises (customers)?, How can new, digital methods reduce the effort for the customers and MVV when assessing the customer situation? Are there alternatives for on-site visits?, How can the identified energy efficiency potentials be presented in an attractive way inducing their implementation in a long-term partnership with MVV?, Which further incentives for making energy efficiency measures sexy for customers and triggering their implementation comes to mind?

Assets: Sheet with relevant data for assessing the customer situation, Example for an energy audit report, Process description, Sales folder of MVV Enamic containing energy efficiency measures which should be implemented in a long-term partnership, Study: Federal Office for Energy Efficiency (BfEE) (ed), “Empirical Analysis of the German Market for Energy Service”, final Report BfEE 04/17, Eschborn 2018

Prize:Visit headquarters & follow-up pitch in front of management board of MVV Enamic; exploring sustainability at MVV by going on a tour through different MVV sites. Tickets for an Adler Mannheim Ice Hockey game at the SAP Arena. 

Challenge #4 - Solution (Team)

Interactive platform to visualize energy efficiency measures and their potential (Clex)

Links: Summary [PDF]

Team members: Farah Jeannette Perez Valette, Sara Mosleh, Nikol Christensen, Khanh-Linh Tran, Luis Romero, Eva Grafleitner, Bassam Khalid, Tommy Wohlfahrt

One Stop Solution (Cocoficient)

Links: Summary [PDF]

Team members: Brendon Abadie, Elena Stark, Leonardo Soriano Gómez, Maximilian Fey, Raphael Bogner, Fabian Grauel, Malavika Venugopal, Seyed Mazyar Hosseini Moghaddam

Offer radical visualization tool to convince SMEs to implement #eneff measures through a performance-based contract including CSR branding (MVVFlow)

Links: Summary [PDF]

Team members: Yash Dhakaan, Alberto Danese, Federico Barbieri, Siva Sembian, Pablo Plaza, Ivana Cekovic, Milan Zlatkovikj, Valeria Maksimovich

Revolutionize the customer relationship for MVV by improving the audit and implementation process via digitalization (Why not?)

Links: Summary [PDF]

Team members:Brais Armiño Franco, Javier Pollos Ezquerra, Marco Rodriguez Solano, Maria Gris Trillo, Martí Gascón Comas, Lorenzo Cantoni, Uriel Ruíz Cuevas, Daniel SchloB