INNOVATHON: a unique challenge, placing innovation and creativity at the heart of ENGIE

Sustainability without our clients is like a car without energy. That’s why we decided to organize an Innovathon on sustainability with the participation of our clients, employees and stakeholders.
ENGIE organized an Innovathon to promote innovation with internal and external stakeholders Michelin,...

Our key clients - Umicore, Michelin, GaznatBorealis among others -  partners, stakeholders and our experts worked together to imagine and co-develop concrete solutions answering our clients' sustainable goals. 

During an ideation phase of 3 months, ENGIE’s experts submitted solutions on decarbonization based on clients’ objectives. We have collected 27 ideas matching our decarbonization challenge : all these solutions  have been designed in-house.  

This summerour teams of Innovathors introduced their ideas in front of a jury made of our clients and Executive Comity members of ENGIE, who selected 12 best solutions to access the next step of the INNOVATHON challenge. 

Innovathors had the opportunity to assess the viability of their concept and to build a business model during acceleration workshops. In the end, 8 fittest solutions were elected to participate to the last round of this challenge. 

On September 29th & 30th, the 8 finalist teams will prototype and develop their concepts with engineers to present a beta version in front of our clients and the jury. 

After several months of concept development and preparation to meet our clients’ decarbonization challenges, 8 projects were presented to the jury. 
Finally, after deliberations, only one project was selected to be fully developed: Gas origin certification for better traceability ​

"With this innovation, you could purchase certificates of origin from any kind of sources according your energy choices with your strategies: from countries close to consumer zones or just by avoiding shale gas for example. You would have the unique ability to communicate on your gas sourcing mix and not only on your green gas purchases."

The winning solution will be implemented within ENGIE and be a part of our wide range of trading energy solutions