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Award up to €40.000

Enel Grids is calling on designers, architects, engineers or inventors to reimagine one of its most critical assets: Secondary Substations!! The Company is looking for a new design concept for the construction of this innovative sustainable building system that must have innovative features in terms of design, materials and construction, incorporating principles of sustainability within a circular design approach and better fit into the urban landscape. The deadline has just been extended until Nov 15th! Prizes include a financial reward of up to 30.000€ and the chance to work with Enel Grids. Proposals will be assessed by a prestigious jury of international experts in the fields of architecture, design and sustainability, including: Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, an international architecture and interior design studio; Arup, a London Based multinational engineering consulting firm focused on sustainable built environment; Legambiente, an Italian non-profit environmental organization; CIID, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design; EnSiel, an Italian consortium of Universities that operate on electric systems and facilities; IED Istituto Europeo di Design; Francesco Cascino Art Consultant. Contest Timeline Submission period: 13 May 2022 – 15 November 2022 (11:59 PM CET) Award €30.000 (up to) Eligibility Criteria Participation is open to engineers, architects, designers, startups, scaleups and SMEs, companies incorporated in any country, acting both as natural and/or legal persons. For more info:

Organizer: Enel Grids
Category: Design/Architecture
Prize: Cash
Region: Global
Eligibility: Phd, Professionals, Master Students
Deadline: 2022-12-20

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Manish Sonal, India
Winner of KTH Masters Challenge 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at KTH
“I was always reluctant in applying to foreign Universities due to my financial constraints. Today I am pursuing my Master’s in a subject which I love and feel more confident about my future.”
Saravanan Yuvaraja, India
Winner of GE Light the way Challenge
“GE Light the Way Concepts for the future of Office Lighting Innovation Challenge Competition was one of my best life time experiences. This challenge had given me a chance to know exactly, what the organization is looking from the innovative student community for creating smart and sustainable world in the future.”
Arlisa Febriani, Indonesia
Winner of the Blue Bag Competition 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at Lund University
Arlisa’s story is very unique and proof that given the right opportunity, the greatest ideas will succeed. By developing a revolutionary water cleansing system, she proved that anything is possible. This is great news for her, the people of Jakarta, and quite possibly the rest of the world who live in places with little or no access to clean water!
Avon Haughton, USA
Winner of The New School Competition 2014 – Scholarship at The New School in New York
“Winning the competition has been one of my greatest achievements thus far and participating was the most fun I’ve had in a while. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to go to The New School!”