Germany’s Energiesprong Lab generates three innovative concepts

08 November 2021

At the two-day Energiesprong Hackathon, which took place on 4 & 5 November, three teams developed exciting concepts for the German market as part of the “Build (ing) on ​​data” challenge. The winning team impressed the judging panel with a prototype for a data-building tool.

At the Energiesprong digital hackathon, three interdisciplinary teams took up the challenge to work with Vonovia, one of Germany’s biggest housing organisations, on a concept looking at how data on a building can be interrogated as quickly, efficiently and cheaply as possible so that work can begin on a retrofit project.

In 36 hours, the three teams: “IL33”, “Renovata” and “serSan” were able to prove which creative approaches can speed up the process of interrogating building data. In addition to plenty of time being available for joint working, the sessions with the coaches also enabled important questions to be clarified. It was not an easy decision for the judges but, in the end, the “serSan” team were honoured to be named as the winning team and to win the prize money of EUR 2,500.

What’s next

The winning concept will be further analysed and developed with Vonovia, and will hopefully result in further collaboration. In addition, the team will present their idea to other stakeholders at the Energiesprong Germany annual event. For the other two teams, the journey into the Energiesprong universe has also only just begun and they will hopefully continue to work with Energiesprong in the field of scalable retrofits.

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