idea phase
Online
opens at:
08 Jun 2018, 05:00 PM IST
closes on:
19 Aug 2018, 11:55 PM IST
hackathon
Online
opens at:
Sep 05, 2018 10:00 AM IST
closes on:
Oct 14, 2018 11:55 PM IST

Overview

Over the next few years, climate change coupled with a growing population that is expected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050 will have a dramatic impact on our world and will disrupt our already fragile ecosystem. By 2030, 65% of our population will face a shortage of power and water. Energy consumption is growing at a staggering rate and is projected to increase by as much as 55% by then. This is primarily due to the combined effect of population growth and a dependency on energy-intensive lifestyles.

Trends such as urbanisation that requires water-intensive activities are putting pressure on already scarce resources. The availability of clean and affordable water for everyone on the planet is becoming a major challenge. It is reported that by 2050 at least one in four people will be affected by water stress and severe water shortages.

It is up to us to find ways to simultaneously preserve the environment and drive development to ensure that future generations have a better world to live in. Enzen’s sustainability program encourages participants to develop high-quality solutions that can be used to solve water and power related challenges and create a positive impact on the environment.

For information about the timelines of this program, see Timeline and Schedule.

About Enzen

Enzen is a global knowledge practice that provides consulting, technology, engineering, operating, and innovation services to leading businesses, governments, non-governmental organisations, and non-profits.

Enzen focuses on gaining, refining, and sharing expertise in the energy and utility sector, providing strategic advisory, and implementation of outcome-driven solutions. Enzen works with customers across the utility value chain to deliver sustainable and lasting improvements to their efficiency and performance thus adding value to their bottom line.

Founded in 2006, the business has grown and developed across the globe, with a physical presence in the UK, India, Australia, USA, Spain, Turkey, Middle-East, Africa, and Kazakhstan.

For more news and information on Enzen, please visit http://www.enzen.com/

Themes

Transformation into a Sustainable Environment

In order to ensure a more sustainable future, it is essential that we promote and cultivate fresh ideas, innovative thinking and practices that deliver societal, environmental and economic benefits.

We want to encourage grassroots creativity and expertise to identify innovative ideas to drive this agenda.

Please refer to the Idea Submission Template here. We recommend that you submit your ideas in the specified format.

Power

Energy is the building block of life. Today, the two most important issues facing the world are energy security and the environmental concerns. The global energy crisis, coupled with the threat of climate change, calls for innovation in the energy sectors as well as responsible consumption in every country.

41% of global CO2 emissions are produced by the energy sector

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Water

Water is critical for socio-economic development and healthy ecosystems. Today, most cities have very poor groundwater levels. Lakes and rivers are disappearing because of the need for land to accommodate overpopulated cities. In addition, industrial waste and sewage continue to contaminate water sources.

Over 30% of the population face water scarcity for at least one month in a year

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Open Innovation

A million issues impact our environment today. These include overflowing landfills, poor air quality in urban areas, congestion in populated areas, loss of natural vegetation, land contamination, deforestation.

90% of the world’s population breathe dirty air.

We want you to create solutions that address society’s most critical environmental problems.

Prizes

Main Prizes
First Prize
USD 11,000
Second Prize
USD 7,000
Third Prize
USD 4,000
opens at:
Jun 08, 2018 06:30 AM CDT
closes on:
Aug 19, 2018 01:25 PM CDT
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