Research and Innovation News
Cryptocurrencies, inspired by Bitcoin and based on the blockchain principle, have been very much in the media spotlight. They have a variety of potential uses: several trials have shown that they could be used to optimize the distribution of decentralized electrical energy and facilitating the sale and purchase of energy generated by consumers.
ENGIE is supporting the energy and technology revolution in companies and regions. The Group has just introduced two enormous networks for the Internet of Things (IoT) in Belgium and Singapore. Their purpose is simple: to let smart objects communicate reliably, at low cost and without excessive energy usage. It's yet another illustration of how the digital transformation is now underway throughout ENGIE core businesses.
If there is one key area to which the ENGIE Group committed itself in 2016, it is digital transformation. The focus has been on innovation that meets the challenge of energy efficiency and helps drive the revolution that is underway in the world of energy. Here are flashbacks to some of the year’s top news stories and photos!
Tractebel, a global engineering company and part of ENGIE, announces today its acquisition of a 70 percent stake in RED, an award-winning consultancy specialising in the design of innovative and low energy Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health services for Data Centres and commercial and hospitality buildings.
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is an extremely promising fuel to reduce the future environmental impact of sea and river transport. For this reason, ENGIE and its partners Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK Line, by launching their common Gas4Sea brand, are committed to developing LNG as a marine fuel supply offer through LNG bunkering vessels.
In March this year, ENGIE presented the first five new businesses to be developed by employees in the Group's own business incubator. NextFlex is one of them... This startup makes it possible to reduce the power consumption of an industrial site on demand and in less than two hours. It also recycles unconsumed power generated on site to grid operators. Its creator Christophe Huguet explains...
Niterói, a Brazilian city with around 500,000 residents facing Rio de Janeiro across Guanabara Bay, is now the first city in South America to introduce an innovative urban traffic management solution in partnership with ENGIE
We look back in images on the first Vivatechnology event held in Paris between June 30 and July 2. An overview of three days dedicated to innovation, creativity and ingenuity; three days of hectic and passionate enthusiasm.
From June 30 to July 2, 2016, Vivatechnology brings together startups, directors, investors and opinion leaders around a single goal – anticipating new ways in which technology will be used in tomorrow's world. ENGIE takes you behind the scenes of this first day…
Brainchild of an ENGIE Group employee, Please is a startup formed with the ambition of providing neighborhood concierge services by offering city dwellers all the daily services they need. The concept is now up and running, and is one of the first five businesses to be launched by the Group startup incubator. Its creator David Denis tells us more...