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28
Jun
2019

Discover the 15 winners of the 2019 innovation trophies

On 18 June, the 2019 Innovation Trophies prize ceremony was held at Station F. The panel of judges chose 15 winners out of the 520 applicant projects: 8 Grand Awards, 6 Special Awards and 1 Employee Award.

Of the 520 projects submitted, 15 were awarded on June 18: 8 Grand Awards, 6 Special Awards and 1 Employee Award.

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"I really am so proud to see this. It seems that every year we do better than the one before. What I have seen is amazing, it’s fantastic, there is such a lot of creativity in your projects", said Isabelle Kocher at the 2019 Innovation Trophies prize ceremony.

With eight other members of the Executive Committee, she awarded prizes in a number of innovation categories including sustainable development, customer solutions…

Discover the winners of this 5th edition:

Shopping Box- The Smart and Refrigerated Box

France BtoB - ENGIE Axima

ENGIE Axima has co-developed Shopping Boxes with WN (formerly Whirlpool Factory in Amiens) that allow to deliver temperate, fresh and frozen products ordered on the Web and meet the customers' new expectations : need for more flexibility, willingness to consume locally, to limit the intermediaries between the producers and the consumers (farm to fork) and to revitalize the shops in city centers.

Ulrich JOPS, Amélie MARTIN, Thierry DOREY, Stéphane LOBELLE, Thierry FOISSET, Francois MESNIL

Grand Prize - Idea of New Business

DATASECURE

France BtoB - ENGIE Axima

DATASECURE est un projet d’analyse des données liées aux accidents du travail. Des techniques de machine learning couplées à l’analyse sémantique ont permis de mieux comprendre les déterminants et facteurs de risques d’accidents, mais les résultats de l’étude n’ont pas permis d’apporter de nouveaux éléments sur des corrélations inédites dans les facteurs de risques.

Yannick VICAUD, Lisa RIVALIN (Berkeley), Marie-Perrine DUROT

Grand Prix - “Best Failed Idea”

The new ammonia DX refrigeration plant

BENELUX- ENGIE Axima / Belgium

A ZERO CARBON solution to traditional installations using polluting refrigerants. This new concept offers a zero carbon alternative for small and large refrigerating capacities.

Davy DHONDT, Jessica VANCLAIRE, Thomas DE CUYPER, Floris PIETERS , Peter CAMERLINCK, Jim GELDHOF

Grand Prize - Operations, Techniques et Technologies

ReadyLink

Africa- Fenix / Uganda

A secure low-power wireless network for pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) solar home systems. ReadyLink allows for secure wireless communication between pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) solar home systems. More than 25,500 power systems with ReadyLink capability have already been sold.

Luke HODGKINSON, Emma FREDERICK, Farhan NAEEM, Jesus VILLEGAS, Andrew TIMMINS, Brian WARSHAWSKI

Grand Prize - Operations, Techniques et Technologies

In-Night Services - In Night Delivery of Materials and Tools in Vans

Global Business Support - BENELUX - ENGIE Axima / Belgium

Increase operational efficiency of our technicians by delivering, during the night, directly into the vehicle of the technician or in a safe place close to his residence, necessary parts for their activity (incl spare parts/tools/material).

Grégory NAVET, Jochen DE BACKER , Ludwig ANTHONISSEN

Grand Prize - Management & Support

EIDERIS - The first ENGIE boiler, remotely monitored for more serenity and comfort

France BtoC

ENGIE Home Services is the French leader for the maintenance of heating systems. The Eideris offer is an innovative solution for private customers which enables remote and real-time monitoring of the boiler by heating experts.

Camille MAINGUENAUD, Laurent COSSON, Amaury LAMARCHE, Fabien MARGUERON, Thierry DEVANT

Grand Prix – Customer Relations

Weather-independent and energy neutral storage agriculture products

BENELUX - NECST /Austria, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands

The ENGIE storage eliminates the use of outside air and gas. It allows farmers to precisely adjust the optimal storage conditions. The system is designed with a heat pump which allows farmers to use the residual heat. The fraction of electricity which is needed is generated with solar panels. The system can be controlled from anywhere using a tablet.

Gert Jan KNIPPENBERG, Marcel BENNINK, Henk TEBBEN, Koen DEMERIE, Peter KRATZER, Stefan HUIJSMANS, Frank VANAERT, Erik HOOGEDOORN

Grand Prize - Business Development

Beyond Energy

Africa - Powercorner / Tanzania

Developing electricity usage in rural areas of Africa by offering innovative products and services that boost economic growth and thereby create the conditions for profitable renewable mini-grid development for ENGIE PowerCorner!

Quentin PERIES-JOLY, Frederic MADRY, Benedikt LENDERS

Grand Prize - Success Story

Greater Springfield - Building Better Cities TODAY in Australia

Asia-Pacific / Australia

A 50-year, exclusive, strategic alliance to co-create a city with energy at the heart of its development. Leveraging the full capabilities of the ENGIE Group and relevant subsidiaries, Springfield will rely on our imaginative builders to create the example 21st century city, giving us the opportunity to showcase ENGIE’s zero carbon transition as a service strategy, at scale.

Tolga DAGLI, Sheldon RENNIE, Greg SCHUMANN, Corinne ONG

Special Prize - Collaboration

TURBO COAT- Creative solution for damaged steam turbines

Generation Europe / Belgium

Erosion is driven from frequent start/stops and long term low load operation, directly linked to the new market situation by need of flexible operation mode. TURBO COAT, our ENGIE alternative solution, developed in-house, allows to perform a highly qualitative, fast and low cost solution without opening the turbines.

Tomas VAN ACKER, Nick LEMMENS, Tom POTTIER, Alain GUELTON

Special Prize – Frugal Innovation

Circular economy of biomass ashes

France BtoB - ENGIE Cofely

We have incorporated an industrial waste, ashes from our biomass boiling rooms, in a filter to clean biogas in substitution of active carbon, a polluting product. Doing this, we reduce cost treatment of these ashes, and improve biogas carbon footprint. Cylergie, with SOVEN and DeltaLys, support the development of this new international sector (replicable).

Christophe PASCUAL, Michel BOYADJIAN, Pierre RENNESSON

Special Prize – Sustainable Development

Let's Code

GEM / Belgium, France, Italy

Anybody can code! A volunteer-based peer-to-peer coding training program for beginners, providing the tools to automate simple tasks and the freedom to be creative, innovate, and create value.

Madeleine FUTTERMAN, Razvan DORDEA, Stéphane RAGUIDEAU, Colin BOUNOUAR, Adrien ROUX

Special Prize - « Coup de cœur du Jury »

“The Raft of the Measure” - A revolutionary floating LIDAR whose stake is acceptability by banks in project finance

France Renewable Energy

To measure intensity of wind on the sea, a key figure for any off-shore windfarm project, the industry used until now an Offshore Met Mast a colossal measurement structure fixed on the seabed. Our current projects have turned to a radical innovation with the use of an ultra discreet floating raft that measures by laser (LIDAR) as an answer to different stakes related to installation, flexibility, cost-cutting and environment. A four-year journey to gain recognition from funders and replicate on other oceans.

Aymeric BOYER-VIDAL, Olivier CHAPERON, Henry VALIBUS, Alexandre GUYENNE

Special Prize - « Coup de cœur du Jury »

Big Battery Box

Generation Europe - BENELUX- NECST / The Netherlands

Investments in large scale battery storage mostly do not guarantee stable revenues throughout a longer period. The most important markets for batteries, being the ancillary markets, are tendered on weekly or daily basis. On the other hand, the rental market for backup power (construction sites, events) is evolving to more carbon-neutral activities and less noise. Together with our external partner, we developed and invested in 20 foot mobile battery storage containers in which we achieve a viable business case by combining both markets.

Marcel DIDDEN, Leon SLUIMAN, Toon STRIJBOSCH, Bob VAN SCHOOR

Special Prize - Acceleration

HyStart - Green and local hydrogen to make mobility accessible

France BtoB - ENGIE Cofely

Hystart is a solution providing a hydrogen production and refueling station as a service, over a period of a few years and for a fleet of a few vehicles. With Hystart, ENGIE Cofely supports the zero carbon transition of its customers by introducing them to hydrogen mobility.

Clément DOUGUET, Caroline DAUTEUILLE, Guillaume DESMIER, Sidney KOMBEM, Habib SEHIL

Special Prize - Employee’s Choice


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