Energy Systems Catapult announced Hackathon 2022 - Testbed on Energy Modelling

Posted by Mohammed Salman on Jan 21, 2022

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Energy Systems Catapult announced hackathon 2022 - Testbed on Energy Modelling based on Karnataka Government Project Innovating for Clean Air with collaborative partners in India to improve air quality and tackle pollution in Bengaluru by addressing challenges related to the uptake of electric vehicles. 

Innovating for Clean Air (India): Energy Systems Catapult, Urban Morph and the Directorate of Urban land Transport planning to start a Hackathon around Energy Modelling for a Transit Oriented Development Zone project 2022.

The increasing EV uptake and reducing air pollution are crucial, interrelated challenges for cities worldwide. Replacing petrol/diesel cars with electric vehicles could have a hugely positive impact on air quality and health, as well as supporting climate goals.

In 2019 Energy Systems, Connected Places and Satellite Applications Catapults, with collaborative partners in the Government of India (including the Directorate of  Urban Land Transport (DULT), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Urban Morph), launched the Innovating for Clean Air (IfCA) project. The Project Led by Energy Systems Catapult (ESC), project was a two-year initiative funded by UK Research and Innovation and focused on the Karnataka state capital city of Bengaluru.



This opportunity is for individuals/companies/organizations specializing in energy modelling to help design and develop an energy modelling tool. 

- The tool must analyse the data from multiple sources and formats and present these as an intelligent view of current demand. 

- The tool should have the ability to predict the energy scenarios in TOD zones for different time frames and levels of energy uptake.

"DULT, ESC and Urban Morph plan to run the hackathon using real data sources in a specified TOD zone to learn and understand how an energy modelling solution can add value and benefit to the future development. The outcome of the hackathon will be a modelling tool that allows the integration of available data sources and show the energy uses and future trends." 



For the Testbed on Energy Modelling hackathon, the innovators are invited to develop energy modelling solutions, and the best three solutions will be awarded a cash prize, on successful demonstration of the solutions. The steps in the process are as follows:

STEP 1: The interested individuals/ organizations/ companies are expected to complete the application and submit their proposals. 

STEP 2: The application will be evaluated based on the parameters like experience and qualifications of the applicant; robustness of the energy modelling tool proposed; data requirements etc. The Shortlisted innovators to participate in the hackathon will be done based on the evaluation.

STEP 3: The shortlisted innovators are required to develop their solutions. The design and development activities will take place over a 2 month period from 05th February 2022. The shortlisted innovators will have to monitor progress and assess performance. The shortlisted innovators are expected to give regular updates to DULT and other involved organisations, to allow for regular review, and to make a final presentation of outputs.

STEP 4: The model will be demonstrated at the end of the development period (within the stipulated 2 month period) to multiple stakeholders for feedback. The innovators are expected to review the feedback received from the stakeholders and update their solutions/models. 

STEP 5: The shortlisted innovators are required to present their solutions to a jury constituted by the organizers. The best from three solutions will be entitled to the following prize amount after successful demonstration of the model. 

Prize Money will be ₹ 3,00,000 /- 



Deadline extended to - 23rd January 2022.

Shortlisting of Innovators  – 30th January 2022.

Commencement of Hackathon – 05th February 2022.

Solution Development period – 05th February until 05th April 2022.

Demonstration of the energy modelling solution to the jury – Before 10th April 2022.

The winner announced on 15th April 2022.

Multiple group and individual sessions will be held to define and demo the solutions throughout the hackathon.



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