Track 2 PYLON

 
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The Challenge: Decentralize the energy sector

Due to the energy industry’s high entry barriers, the adoption of available advanced technologies, such as smart meters and energy efficiency improvements, are slowed down.

The Spain based startup, Pylon Network, is aiming to disrupt the industry by decentralizing the energy sector by creating an open-source database based on blockchain technology, which will be used to construct a digital energy marketplace that connects energy providers directly with the final consumer.

In order to reach its goals, Pylon needs access to data. As a result, Pylon will need to develop a strategy which outlines its approach to data access in a socially and financially sustainable way.

To help Pylon develop its strategy and approach to obtain the desired data, track 2 participants will get the chance to interact with representatives from various parts of the energy industry’s value chain to get a better understanding of the challenges Pylon is facing, but also what opportunities and markets the company should exploit.

FINAL AWARD

As a reward for the group with the best solution, the three members get the opportunity to present their idea at Pylon’s headquarter in Spain and network with the management of the company during their three day stay.

WORKSHOP DATES

  • 1st Workshop: 18/10/2018 (16:00 - 20:00)

  • 2nd Workshop: 15/11/2018 (16:00 - 20:00)

  • 3rd Workshop: 5/3/2019 (16:00 - 20:00)

  • 4th Workshop: 10/4/2019 (16:00 - 20:00)

    FINAL EVENT

  • Final Pitch: 26/4/2019 (tbd)

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Attach your CV in the application

  • Attach a motivation letter (max 300 words)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 11th 2018