Entries to the Helsinki Energy Challenge close at 16:00 EET on 30 September 2020. To date the Challenge has attracted entries from over 13 countries, including Canada, Austria and Portugal, in addition to Finland, with entrants from over 50 countries expressing interest. 

What’s next for Helsinki Energy Challenge, following 30 September?

Finalists in the challenge will be announced on 6 November 2020. The successful teams will receive a €10,000 to continue elaborating their solution in greater detail and they will be invited to Helsinki or attend a virtual co-creation boot camp, where they will receive more information and insights, coaching, mentoring and networking to further develop their ideas and solutions. Travel expenses to Helsinki for the boot camp will be covered for a maximum of three team members per team.

Final submissions will be made on 22 January and, following intensive evaluation by an international panel of experts, the winner of the €1 million prize will be announced at a ceremony in Helsinki in March 2021.

While that ceremony will mark the end of the competition, it is just the start of the challenge to show the world that the future of heating is not in the past. The winning entry will be considered for further co-development in partnership with the City of Helsinki, making the ultimate value of winning the Challenge potentially far greater than the prize money. The Challenge also provides the participants a unique opportunity to gain visibility and the potential to scale the ideas as solutions beyond Helsinki too.

To apply: https://applychallenge.hel.fi/en/login