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Jungle Ai and Smart Turbine Management winners of Hack the Wind 2017
Thursday, Nov 30, 2017
Jungle AI and Smart Turbine Management hacked their way to a €7000 prize each on the first ever open wind energy hackathon, held under a deal between industry advocacy body WindEurope and European sustainable energy innovation outfit InnoEnergy. The prizes were awarded during the WindEurope Conference and Exhibition 2017, held from 28 till 30 November at the RAI Amsterdam.

The decision was announced by a jury made up of experts in the wind sector, in the afternoon of the second day of the conference.

Emilien Simonot, Renewable Energy Technology Officer at InnoEnergy, said, “We are very pleased and surprised by the enormous enthusiasm and focus of the participants of InnoEnergy’s first Hack The Wind hackathon. We got encouraging results from the teams. And it has been a fantastic experience to see how fast the ideas progress.”

Moreover, TRM System and Vento shared a prize worth €5000 for either a technical achievement to hack one of the presented challenges or their potential to convert into an actual business in the future.

The teams developed their ideas using EnOS, a smart, scalable open platform hatched by Envision Energy, the technical partner of the Hack The Wind 2017 for Internet of Things applications. Also, EDP, the global industry leader and one of the most innovative companies in the wind sector, served as the challenge partner of the hackathon.

Tim Naylor, Director of Envision Digital EMEA, said, “The role of developers in the energy industry is to create innovative solutions in a rapidly changing world. We got some of the brightest minds here at WindEurope, developing innovative solutions for wind power predictions and predictive maintenance by using Envision’s EnOS energy IoT platform and this will definitely help accelerate the adoption of renewable energy in the future.”

Antoni Vidigal, CEO of EDP Innovation said, “EDP is very pleased to have sponsored ‘Hack The Wind’. The organization was perfect and we had the opportunity to interact with many talented people. We believe that our industry is moving from capital intensive to knowledge intensive, and EDP is betting on an Open Innovation Model –which allows EDP to leverage on external talent. We have therefore a strong fit with this hackathon, which puts digital and domain knowledge together, and we expect to have the possibility to team up, in the near future, with some of the competitors. We look forward to partnering in new hackathons.”

First of its kind, the Hack The Wind 2017 hackathon had a total of over 80 participants out of a total of over 180 registrations. Students, data scientists, data analysts, coders, back/front end developers, start-ups, industry actors, among others, built 17 teams to try to solve one of the challenges during this 48-hour event.
About InnoEnergy

InnoEnergy is the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe supported by the EIT. 

We support and invest in innovation at every stage of the journey – from classroom to end-customer. With our network of partners, we build connections across Europe, bringing together inventors and industry, graduates and employers, researchers and entrepreneurs, businesses and markets.

We work in three essential areas of the innovation mix:

  • Education to help create an informed and ambitious workforce that understands the demands of sustainability and the needs of industry.
  • Innovation Projects to bring together ideas, inventors and industry to create commercially attractive technologies that deliver real results to customers.
  • Business Creation Services to support entrepreneurs and start-ups who are expanding Europe’s energy ecosystem with their innovative offerings.

Bringing these disciplines together maximizes the impact of each, accelerates the development of market-ready solutions, and creates a fertile environment in which we can sell the innovative results of our work.

About WindEurope

WindEurope is the voice of the wind industry, actively promoting wind power in Europe and worldwide. We have over 450 members, active in over 50 countries. In addition to wind turbine manufacturers with a leading share of the world wind power market, our membership encompasses component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, developers, contractors, electricity

About Envision Energy

Envision Energy stands by its mission of “solving the challenges for a sustainable future”. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by revolutionizing the energy industry through advanced technologies.

Since its foundation in 2007, Envision Energy has maintained rapid growth in its business operations, becoming a top tier global provider for smart energy technologies and services, including sales of smart turbines, smart energy management software and technological services. Both its R&D and technological level hold leading positions in the world. Envision has always embraced challenge as an opportunity for innovative solutions.

About EDP

EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is a leading, global renewable energy company devoted to value creation, innovation and sustainability.

We develop wind farms since 1996 and were first listed publicly in June 2008. Our renewable energy business now comprises the development, construction and operation of wind farms and solar plants to generate and deliver clean electricity.

EDPR operates in markets around the globe and is continuously looking for opportunities to expand its business in the regions where it already operates along with new regions, whenever long-term investments conditions are met.

EDP, a vertically-integrated utility company, headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal, is the majority shareholder of EDPR. EDP is Portugal´s largest industrial group and one of Europe´s primary energy companies. Currently, it has business interests in generation, distribution and supply of electricity and gas and is present in 14 different countries.

For more information, please visit: http://www.innoenergy.com
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