Anyone can apply to this challenge: students, developers, engineers, data scientists, founders, startups, etc. You will need to form a team of 2 - 5 members and you can only submit one project.
The participation in the Challenge is under the conditions of:
You need to go to the challenge page and register your participation clicking on the button “Register an innovator”. After you confirm your interest, in the challenge page you will have a button to "Request Smart Meter". Fill out the form and wait to see if you've been aproved to receive a "Smart Meter Kit". If you have been contacted with the approval of your application, you'll be able to go to the challenge page and click on the “Create a project” button. Add a name, a description and who will join you on this adventure. Then you can add a lot more content and improve this page to show how good your project is.
Don't forget to click on "Publish" to have your project visible to everyone and if you need you can do as many changes as you need until the submission deadline.
Demo Day will take place on the 4th of July.
Between the 1st of June and the 25th of June, you will have to publish on the platform, you Project, comprised of:
A presentation of the Project in the form of document, video or image
If your project is one the 8 qualified for the Demo day, you will have to deliver:
An optional presentation video (2 minutes maximum) explaining the project.
The Participation on Demo Day consists of a 2-minute pitch performed by the Innovators on their project proposals at a public event at MAAT, in Lisbon on the 4th of July 2019, where finalists will be invited by the Organization.
You, your team and EDP members have access to the full description and details of your project. Other users from Taikai can only see a small description of your project.
A qualified Pre-Selection team will be composed by the EDP. The jury will be responsible for selecting up to 8 submitted Projects.
A qualified Selection Jury will be composed by the EDP. The Jury will be responsible for selecting and ranking up to 3 presented Projects out of a maximum of 8 pre-selected Projects during the Demo Day. The Ranking made by the Selection Jury will be announced on the Demo Day.
This Challenge is divided into two selection processes:
Selection: this stage ends with finalist Projects selection at Demo Day;
Selection uses the following set of criteria: innovativeness, feasibility, presentation quality and impact on sustainability.
During and after the end of the Challenge, you have the right to use and register the Intellectual Property resulted from the Projects created (e.g. code, algorithms, etc.) for your own personal and commercial use. However, the EDP Distribuição is completely entitled to use the idea and solution that resulted from those Projects for their own activity, agreeing that the idea and description of the solution by its own doesn’t constitute any Intellectual Property created by you.
You can see more information about intellectual property here.
Reach us through our Taikai Slack, by joining us through http://bit.ly/join_taikai_slack posting your issues on #edp-hackthehelectron-a channel. Or tune into the Webinars that EDP and Taikai will host and make available for replay on the Taikai platform.
We'll have people from EDP to answer any technical questions that may arise.
Sure! If you feel like your team is able to solve both challenges, you should apply to both Challenges.
There will be 20 smart meters that will be sent to the approved candidates in a "first come first served" methodology, to the address provided at registration, and to be returned to the organizers at the end of the challenge.