Energy Layout 2030

#PIONIERGEIST wanted: Rethink and optimise the energy management of tomorrow!

Let's imagine what

the energy pattern will look like in 2030!

Only 200 years ago our main energy source was wood. We now have a wealth of energy sources to choose from, including a growing range of renewable energy technologies.

Energy drives development and has a bright future ahead. However, because of population growth, climate change, technological innovations, higher living standards and economic development, this industry is facing many ambitious challenges... Hence, innogy needs your help to rethink and optimize the energy efficiency system of the future. 

The best projects to imagine the energy management of 2030 and help innogy to better sustain its users in the future, will win many prizes, benefit from a support from innogy to develop their solution and get a chance to leave their mark in our changing world! 

Do not waste another second, create or join a team of 2 to 5 persons, choose one of the topics bellow, submit your innovative idea!

Choose a category for your idea

The Energy Landscape

What will the energy landscape look like in 2030?

You may also think about...

- How we will consume energy.
- How power will be distributed.
- What power generation will look like.

Connecting & Moving

How do people connect and move in cities and in rural areas?

You may also think about...

- Rural areas vs. cities.
- Seamless Mobility.
- Connection between cities & rural areas.

Living & Working

What will our living and working look like in 2030?

You may also think about...

- Sustainability aspects.
- Virtual working.
- Merger of work & private life.

Peer-to-Peer solutions

How will P2P solutions optimise our futur energy management?

You may also think about...

- Both technical & social aspects.
- Customers are consumers and producers of power = PROSUMER.

Open Category

Any other ideas related the energy system in 2030?

If you have any ideas related to the energy system in 2030 that does not fit in one of the previous categories, you are free to submit it in this open category.

Your mission

In a team of 2 to 5 people, you will have to project yourself in the future to imagine what the production, distribution or use of energy will look like in 2030.

Based on these projections, you will then have to come up with an idea or concept that will allow innogy to better support its users in the future. Your project may as well be a service or a product.

Teams selected for the second step of the challenge will receive advice from innogy mentors. These professionals will guide you and help you in the deepening of your solution, so you can learn from innogy experts and create professional links with them. 

Finally, the 5 teams selected for the final will be invited to pitch their project at innogy headquarters in Essen, in front of a prestigious jury made up of company executives and experts.

Want to participate? Sign up with a few clicks and start or join a team!

Get rewarded for your idea!

  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd

Finalist teams will be invited to Essen to pitch their project!



The winners will win a trip to Berlin, including accommodation, a design thinking course and a touristic tour! Package's value: approximately €1,500 per participants.



The 2nd price is a last generation MacBook Air! Value: €1,099.



All participants of the team ranked in third position will be rewarded with an iPad. Value: €499.



The Final

See you in Essen, Germany for the big final! 
On the agenda: pitches of the finalists and award ceremony.

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