Innovation hub

Innovation Programme launch success! 

With the shift in market and utilities opening up to new ideas, innovation becomes increasingly important. Our aim was to bring innovation and qualified people to the table so that ideas can be taken forward and this certainly worked. There was an overwhelming response from startups and young talent to come to the event but also from utilities seeing this as an opportunity to accelerate the protracted market to a more efficient forward thinking customer-centric industry.

Watch our wrap-up video from this year's Innovation Hub

To help stimulate this, European Utility Week showcased even more innovation, even more startups and a complete Innovation Programme co-created with the sector:

  • Student Report
    Student Report

    The Student Report will be available soon! Keep an eye out to find out more about this year's Student Challenge, Education Zone and Young Talent Programme!

  • Innovation Programme
    Innovation Programme

    Innovation is key in every aspect of European Utility Week, therefore we have developed a 3-day free to attend dedicated innovation programme, featuring the Innovation Stage and the IoT4U Stage, aiming to take a closer look into utilities' challenges and how the future will evolve for them. View the full programme:

  • Startup Pavilion
    Startup Pavilion

    50 Top startup companies will be displaying their innovations on the Innovation Hub, at the dedicated Startup Pavilion. They will also be vying for the inaugural Initiate Awards.

  • Innovation at EUW in 90 seconds!
    Innovation at EUW in 90 seconds!

    Watch our short video about this year's revamped Innovation Hub at European Utility Week and find out what's new!

  • Initiate Awards
    Initiate Awards

    This year the prestigious Initiate Awards once again allowed a maximum of 50 startups the opportunity to launch their innovations and compete with each other in a 'Dragons Den'- style cross examination. 5 pre-selected nominees pitched their innovations and competed with each other in a 'Dragons Den'- style cross examination on the Innovation Stage, 4 November.

  • Product Innovation Awards
    Product Innovation Awards

    The annual Product Innovation Awards honour outstanding innovation and the very best innovative products within the fields of Grid & Renewable Integration; Energy Storage; Smart Metering, ICT & Data Management; and Smart Home & End User Engagement. 

  • IoT4U Zone
    IoT4U Zone

    IoT is the new buzz word for the industry. Everyone has an IoT strategy - or should - and the benefits from adopting IoT into your business are profound. More than ever before IoT will be part of European Utility Week 2015 as a main highlight of the Innovation Hub.

  • Young Talent Programme
    Young Talent Programme

    We are very excited to launch our Young Talent Programme this year at European Utility Week. Not only do we want to stimulate innovation by introducing startups to the industry, but we also hope that European Utility Week will be the platform that transforms new talent into future industry leaders!

  • Education Zone - Young Talent Programme
    Education Zone - Young Talent Programme

    Are you interested in seeing what the future of the industry will look like according to our students? Come to the free to attend Innovation Hub on the show floor, exchange thoughts and meet with the brightest minds behind these research projects.