A hackathon launched at a major wind energy conference last year to trigger new innovations for the industry is back for 2018.
‘Hack the Wind’ is led by Europe’s leading platform for advancing sustainable energy solutions, InnoEnergy – supported by EIT, and WindEurope. The pair have once again joined forces for the second instalment, which will be held during the two-day WindEurope Conference – part of the Global Wind Summit – in Hamburg this September.
So what’s the idea?
The hackathon will see teams tackle challenges presented by two of the big names partnering with the event, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and EDP Renewables. They will compete for a share of €20,000, which will go to innovative ideas that can be implemented on ‘blockchain applications for hybrid systems optimisation’ or provide solutions to ‘predictive maintenance and Operation and Maintenance optimisation’, with the best teams given the chance to pitch at the Global Wind Summit.
“Last year’s Hack the Wind was a real milestone on our journey to making European sustainable energy the world’s most innovative industrial sector. This year we want to go one better with challenges set around two trends that will really shape the future of our industry: improved operations and maintenance and effective integration with blockchain. We cannot wait to see what people come up with,” said Diego Pavía, Chief Executive Officer at InnoEnergy.
The conference and summit are on between 25 to 28 September at the Hamburg Messe und Congress.