InnoEnergy presents “Hack the Wind” at WindEurope Conference and Exhibition 2017
Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
Strategic alliance aims at putting innovation forward and generating value for the wind energy sector

On November 28th & 29th, 2017, InnoEnergy and WindEurope are organising Hack the Wind―a hackathon aiming to innovate and shape the future of wind energy through the development of new technology solutions. The event will be held within the framework of the WindEurope Conference and Exhibition, the biggest Wind Energy European event, to be held from 28 till 30 November at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The tech partner for the hackathon, Envision―a top tier global provider for smart energy technologies and services―will open up its EnOS™ platform during the hackathon for all participants to work with. Designers, developers, wind energy experts, data scientists and analysts will have the opportunity to leverage Envision’s IoT platform, as well as gain access to exclusive datasets (wind turbine sensor data, for example) to help hack for a greener tomorrow.

Emilien Simonot, InnoEnergy Renewable Energy Technology Officer, states that: “collaborative thinking and multidisciplinary approaches are a good way to look for out of the box solutions. This, combined with work under time pressure make us confident that Hack The Wind, on top of being a great sharing experience, will deliver a high amount of value to the Wind Energy Sector.”

Not only is Hack the Wind stacked with notable sponsors and partners, it’s also stacked with a hefty prize pool as well―20K, to be exact.

InnoEnergy will also attend WindEurope as an exhibitor, showcasing a stand (1A40) with the presence of its most relevant supported innovation projects and startups from the wind sector:

  • EOLOS FLS200: A fully-equipped floating LIDAR for wind, wave and current measurement.
  • Koala Lifter: Innovative climbing device for exchanging the main components of wind turbine generators (blades, gearbox, generator, etc.)
  • Pro-Drone: Automated aerial inspections of energy infrastructure, focusing on wind blade inspections.
  • WindFloat: A floating foundation for offshore wind turbines with a simple, economic design.
  • Smartive (stand 1E46): Advanced IoT cloud solutions to monitor, diagnose and control wind turbines.

Hack The Wind also counts with Challenge partners. The first one is EDP Renewables that will provide a techno-economical challenge to the participants, focused on cost savings thanks to better wind turbines failure detection.

For those who want to provide their own challenge to the teams, please contact Emilien Simonot (
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