Enel Group, one of the world's largest private operators in the electricity and gas markets, has summarized the collection of applications based on RVC's corporate accelerator GenerationS. Five projects took part in the in-person selection, which took place on November 18 in Rome. The best start-ups to be selected by the Enel experts will get a chance to implement pilot projects at the company's facilities, as well as, if successful, the opportunity to scale their decision to the markets of the countries where the company operates.
The projects presented at the in-person selection demonstrated their technological solutions to the management of Enel, as well as representatives of global business lines for thermal generation and renewable energy. Over 180 start-ups from Russia, Kazakhstan, Finland, the USA, Armenia, Singapore, and other countries have submitted applications for participation in the program. Of these, 151 — have undergone an initial examination, after which 29 start-ups were presented to Enel experts who selected five (5) finalist projects to participate in the final in-person selection at Enel's head office in Rome:
Enel and RVC launched a competition for the selection of technological projects back in June this year. To search for start-ups, Enel identified the following areas — thermal generation, green energy, and sustainable development.
GenerationS — a Corporate Innovation Development Platform; The largest corporate accelerator in Russia and the CIS. Organized by RVC in 2013. GenerationS implements comprehensive corporate development programs: intercorporate — on the development of internal entrepreneurship; acceleration — for scouting and acceleration of external projects; international — to train employees in the methods of building and conducting innovations based on corporations — global leaders. Today, the accelerator infrastructure includes more than 15 thousand start-ups from 30 countries, 400 corporate, and ecosystem partners. In 2018, GenerationS became the first Russian accelerator accredited by the Global Accelerator Network (GAN), organized by TechStars, and the best corporate accelerator in Europe, according to Corporate Start-up Summit.
Enel is an international energy company, one of the world's leading participants in the energy and gas markets, as well as the demand for renewable energy sources. The company has offices in more than 30 countries on five continents. In Russia, Enel owns 56.4% of Enel Russia PJSC, an energy generating company, and 49.5% of RUSENERGOSBYT LLC, an energy distribution company. Production branches of Enel Russia PJSC are Konakovskaya TPP, Nevinnomysskaya TPP, Sredneuralskaya TPP, as well as three wind farms under construction.