Our Challenge


Let’s think about which areas of society and business could be improved? How we can effectively utilize Blockchain technology to decentralize and democratise these systems? and what new business models could be unlocked?

Source: what are some of the most inefficient systems in your environment that you could improve?
Identify: what are promising current examples of the use of Blockchain technology?
Think: how can we address these inefficiencies?
Strategize: What new business models could we unlock and develop?  

Read the full challenge here

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    Thanks to our event partners: the IYPF, we have some fantastic prizes for the winning team:

    • Incubation of your idea through's global cooperative network!
    • A free one day training course on how to finance your idea!
    • Free participation in the exclusive IYPF Fellowship programme 2018!
    • An EIT Alumni branded Raspberry Pi 3b kit for each member of your team!

    Venue - The Green Garage 


    We are very pleased to be holding our event at the EIT Climate-KIC Green Garage. In 2013 EIT Climate-KIC opened the Green Garage as the first start-up incubator in Germany that exclusively targets climate innovations.

    The venue offers 280 square metres of modern working space for six start-ups, as well as space for workshops and seminars for up to 60 people. The building, originally a historic garage built in 1927, was preserved during its conversion and is an example of climate-friendly conversion of existing buildings. It's historic, beautiful wooden garage doors have been retained, but Climate-KIC have brought the venue into the modern age by  heating it with biogas, installing a solar roof an connecting the electrical systems to the EUREF campus smart grid.

    Applications are now open for the prestigious EIT Climate-KIC Greenhouse programme at the Green Garage.

    Saturday 5/05




    09:00 - 09:30 /  Registration

    09:30 - 10:30 / Challenge presentation

    10:30 - 10:45 / Brainstorming and co-creation

    10:45 - 11:15 / Team Building




    11:15 - 12:15 / Session starts - Problem Toolbox

    12:15 - 13:00 / practice pitch with mentors

    13:00 - 14:00/ Lunch

    14:00 - 17:00 / Session starts - Solution Toolbox




    17:00 - 19:00 / Pitch Training

    19:00 - 20:00 / Finish line and pitches

    20:00 - 20:30 / Dinner

    20:30 / Winner announcement


    Our Sponsors


    Our challenge is provided by the Energy Web Foundation, a global non-profit organization focused on accelerating Blockchain technology across the energy sector.

    The intent of EWF, through its Energy Web Platform, is to develop a market standard that ensures interoperability, reduces costs and complexity, aligns currently dispersed Blockchain initiatives, and facilitates technology deployment through easy-to-implement applications. Dr. Ana S. Trbovich, EIT Governing board member and cofounder of Grid Singularity sits on the council of the Energy Web foundation, which was co-created by the Rocky Mountain Institute and Grid Singularity.  



    Photo: Nico Trinkhaus - Brandenburg Gate West, Berlin - CC-BY-NC