A NEW KIND OF AN OPEN INNOVATION EVENT THAT HELPS THE UTILITIES ECOSYSTEM SOLVE TOUGH TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS CHALLENGES TOGETHER

WHY

 

Organizations across the Utilities industry feel the need to explore new business and technological opportunities to enhance sustainability of the indsutry. In the context of static business models and substantial regulatory burden, a new level of creativity and collaboration is necessary to successfully innovate, and to unlock the promise of (digital) technologies.

 

 

ABOUT

 

Hack Utilities is an Open Innovation event aimed at creating ingenious, unorthodox solutions for the Energy, Water, and Telecom industries. Its purpose is is to help you to come up with new ideas, to explore new business models and new technologies, and to immediately test these ideas with your fellow participants. You’ll also forge new collaborations to help you start implementing your ideas the day after the event.

CONTENT OF HACK Utilities 2020 EDITION

Next-generation local grids
Accelerate deployment of locally available energy from renewables and other sources.

CHALLENGES

  • New ideas for overcoming NIMBY
  • Evaluate role of Hydrogen in local energy storage
  • Explore new opportunities for waste heat in local energy systems
Hydrogen: new use cases
Speed up hydrogen transition: go from feasibility studies to immediate applications within the broader energy mix.

CHALLENGES

  • Explore opportunities for a new market for “green” hydrogen
  • Examine new possibilities for niche applications of hydrogen
  • Evaluate new business models for hydrogen and energy storage at scale
Energy Data
Leverage energy data to create new business opportunites in energy and other sectors.

CHALLENGES

  • Explore business opportunities linked to the new high frequency energy data inflow (B2B and B2C)
  • Changing end-user behaviour with new tarification structures and other solutions (e.g. hardware-related)
  • Open Energy Data – what are the business model opportunities outside the Energy industry?
Greywater Capture and Recycling
Close the cycle: create new cost-effective opportunities for capturing and recycling greywater in cities.

HOW IS THE CONTENT OF HACK UTILITIES CREATED?

Three upcoming Ecosystem Workshops (one per theme) are your fisrt opportunity to learn more about the Themes and the Challenges of Hack Utilities, to have an impact on the contnent of the event, and of course to start building new connections with other future participants.

take part?

Hack Utilities is open to participants from across the entire energy/water/wastewater treatment/telecom ecosystem: product managers, IT and operations specialists, business developers, and other hands-on professionals. Front-line staff, middle management, and senior leaders are all welcome!

Mature companies

Water authorities, energy providers, telecom operators, hardware and other technology providers, etc.

KEY ECOSYSTEM ACTORS

Installers and service providers

STARTUP ECOSYSTEM

Startups and startup organizations (incubators, clusters, etc.)

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Research institutions, IT and tech service providers

OTHER INVOLVED PARTIES

government and NGOs

IN-PERSON EVENTS FOR THE POST-COVID-19 ERA

Experience shows that online events do not provide the kind of human connection and collaborative creativity necessary for a successful innovation experience.

Hack Healthcare will take place in person with full range of precautions: number of participants within permitted limits, disposable masks and hand gels, overnight cleaning, etc.

In case tightened regulations make the events impossible on their scheduled dates, the events will be postponed by approximately 3 months.

KNOWLEDGE PARTNERS

CORE PARTNERS

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

Key members

The humans behind Hack Utilities.

WANT TO TAKE PART? SCHEDULE
A CALL WITH LEO, THE FOUNDER

CHECK OUT OTHER EVENTS

This year we’re organizing a series of five interconnected events: Hack Healthcare, Hack UR, Hack Logistics, Hack Mobility and Hack Utilities. Each of the events is your opportunity to discover a partiuclar ecosystem, to dive deep into its problems, and to meet its leading innovators. Have a look at the content of the other four events:

Hack Healthcare

  • December 1-2
  • Brussels

HACK
HR

  • February 3-4, 2021
  • Brussels

Hack Mobility

  • February 23-24
  • Brussels

Hack Logistics

  • April 27-28
  • Brussels

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