The future of energy has a lot of chances to take and challenges to handle. To create this future with the crowd, the austrian utility company “Energie AG” started an idea challenge. On the ideaplatform “Neurovation” they launched a challenge that gives everyone the opportunity to get involved with their own idea.
Using energy in a smart way
The focus of the challenge ist to create an “energyregion”. Those regions should be able to divide their energy in a smart way. To create a concept that works in the long run, the crowd should answer following 3 questions:
- What would you like to do with the excess energy you generated? Would you like to share it? If yes, with whome?
- What would a regional energy-platform look like? How could it support a sharing-system?
- How can regional communities use their energy environmentally sustainable?
When the challenge is finished, the next step might be to start a crowdfunding campaign and create a real “energyregion”. This idea challenge or crowdsourcing is the perfect start, to get the crowds attention and a fan base for the following crowdfunding project.
For more information, take a look at the challenge!