Green O’ Clock: Danfoss joins the EIC Greenathon and brings new challenges
Imagine bringing together several European business partners, each with their own green challenges, involving many participants to solve them. This will be the EIC Greenathon, the first online hackathon focused on the European Green Deal. The Danish multinational Danfoss joined the initiative and will literally level up the energy of this competition. In the upcoming days, we will highlight the different challenges and introduce you to the business partners involved in the Greenathon with our new weekly series Green O’ Clock. Do you want to know more? It’s time to energize your curiosity.
Get your minds ready and apply here!
Applications are open until 7 October 2020.
From 27 October to 30 October 2020, EIC beneficiaries will become fuelled with the kind of excitement that only building something from scratch can bring. Danfoss, HenkelX Ventures and Saint-Gobain were the first corporates to join this ideation hackathon. The challenges proposed by the EIC business partners are real-world problems linked to sustainable transformation on energy, construction and food & agriculture. All of them will require fresh thinking and a new approach based on novel technologies and models.
Teams will begin as strangers only to find themselves celebrating together once their reach the finish line. The Greenathon will be a unique chance to put skills into practice, increase networks and turn ideas into potentially profitable solutions.
Danfoss, the Danish corporate focused on energy-efficient solutions, is now embarking on an ambitious journey to become CO2 neutral in all of the company’s global operations by 2030. To achieve this goal and to address some key sustainability challenges, Danfoss joined Europe’s first “Greenathon”.
- How can Danfoss and the partners play together a role in effectively managing temperatures across different subsystems on board of electrified vehicles and machinery?
Considerations in this challenge:
- How can Danfoss manage the thermal requirements in large variations of on and off-road conditions such as wide temperature ranges?
- Does it make sense to combine (thermal) systems in some way?
- Can Danfoss simplify significantly thermal systems in future generations of hybrid / full electric vehicles?
- How can Danfoss increase system efficiency via better thermal management of key components and / or taking advantage of waste energy which can be significant?
- Can Danfoss take advantage of future technologies to increase efficiency fuel cell engines?
The winning team of this challenge will have the chance to:
- Meet with Corporate’s senior staff for in-depth feedback, networking and pitching.
- Explore potential Proof-of-Concepts (POC) opportunities.
- Strengthen possible collaborations with business partners on the longer-term.
You can apply by clicking on the following link.
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This opportunity is brought to you by the EIC pilot Business Acceleration Services. To explore other opportunities to connect with the largest corporates in Europe, keep an eye on our events page. Should you have any questions regarding the event, please refer to our helpdesk: https://community-smei.easme-web.eu/contact (please choose “EIC Greenathon” as the subject).