DEWA Future Utility Cup

1776 and DEWA are partnering to run a global startup competition — Future Utility Cup. Following a competitive application process, the 1776 team will select 30 global startups to compete in Dubai during UAE Innovation Week 2016! Startups will compete in this initial round for the chance to advance as finalists in the inaugural DEWA Future Utility Cup in early 2017.

The DEWA Future Utility Cup in 2017 will include a VIP conference, TED-style talks, an exhibition area for startups to showcase their innovations to potential customers and more.

Startups working in one of the following areas are eligible to apply:

Satisfaction and Loyalty
This category is for ideas and proposals for customers and utility company stakeholders. How would your startup increase the satisfaction and loyalty levels of customers, investors, partners or employees?

Technology
This category includes all technological innovations — from energy generation to smart homes to big data management — and how they solve issues and/or create new opportunities in the utility sector.

Sustainability
This category looks at how your startup could improve sustainability including innovations in energy storage, greenhouse gas emission, maximizing efficiency and beyond.

Operations
This category includes all innovations that make operations more efficient, such as cost savings, supply chain, asset management and resource optimization.

Money and Analytics
This category covers billing, customer and supplier metrics, energy usage analysis and production.


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