to Team Round Pancakes


Main Prize: Round Pancakes
City of Prague Prize: e2e
innogy Prize: The Binary Trio
ČEPS Prize: Sons of Energy
EY Prize: B-D-H
UNICORN Prize: The French Cheese
ŠKODA AUTO Prize: e2e

1. Round Pancakes
2. e2e
3. The Binary Trio
4. Gradient
5. Elysis
6. Ackee
8. B-D-H
9. Threesome
10. Sons of energy
11. Bits Please
12. Red
13. Frontmen
14. Preden
15. EDInovatives
16. The French Cheese
17. Eastern Power
18. Cute
19. Flying Camels

to Team e2e



1. Disruptive Energy Models
Suggest how to change the fundamentals of current energy systems to cope with decentralised future, new sources of flexibility, role of prosumers and new transactions between the actors. Think virtual power plants, energy clouds and autarchic sysyems. Can you show us how blockchain might disrupt the field? How could we revive the energy industry and empower the customer?

2. Energy Consumption Prediction
There are plenty of data, that are not yet being used to predict energy flows, such as data from decentralised gadgets and seemingly irrelevant, but correlated data. Try to suggest how to gather such data and use it to improve portfolio management and prevent blackouts. How about hiring artificial intelligence to do the job?

3. Ecosystem Boost for Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles are a big topic, but suffer from juvenile pains in early stage of development. Try to propose tools, apps, gadgets to help emobility take off tomorrow. What would make your grandmother jump into a Tesla?

4. Sharing Economy in Energy
Peer-to-Peer trading among prosumers, electric vehicle sharing and similar models are already here. Come with something new. How could energy sharing be fun?

5. Sales Process and Sales Channel Digitization
Digital is the must have interface. Try to discover the gem in the flood of apps and come with creative ways of selling the invisible, low-involvement commodity – electricity, heat, gas and complementary products and services. How can we craft offers that no one can refuse?

6. Customer Engagement with Energy
Try to boost customer engament, emotions or at least some interest from customers in the low interest business of utility providers. How about creating a customer life planner or virtual energy advisor? How do we make energy consumption a game everybody would love to play?

7. Big Data in Energy
How do we make big data useful data? Think Energy Data Hub, where tailor made products and services based on individual profile are forged. Imagine a world of open data about all about energy. How could cities, companies, state, customers, traders, in short everybody, benefit?

8. Apps and IoT Gadgets to Optimize Energy Generation and Use
Apps and gadgets are complex and sophisticated, but needs of customers are usually much simpler, like “peace of mind”, assurance that their home is run efiiciently. Single sense, single button, no menus, just plug and play. This is what both energy providers and customers look for. Try to analogize instead digitizing.

9. Smart Home Use Cases
There are 100+1 different smarthome vendors, mostly concentrating on thermal regulation, security and fidldling with appliances. Try to come up with something that really improves lives of customers. Concentrate on use cases. Think human touch rather than computer algorithm. How could your home adapt to your mood? How could it guess your next move?

10. Smart Lighting
Smart city is an all-covering buzzword. Lighting seems to be the first real improvement and opportunity for other features. Try to come up with extensions to lighting for better life in cities, homes, companies and buildings.

11. Define Your Own Crazy Challenge
Imagine world upside down where energy is for free, ownership of anything is obsolete, people move freely in virtual worlds and do not spend time at work. What products would they buy?

Venue innogy Creative Space


  • FRIDAY 3 November
  • innogy

8:00 Registration
9:00 Introduction: Tomáš Studeník CEE Hacks Organizer
9:10 Welcome: Tomáš Varcop, CEO innogy energie
9:15 Welcome: Lenka Kovačovská, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade
9:20 Keynote: Blake Lezenski, European Institute of Innovation and Technology
9:40 What Comes Next for Utilities: František Vašek, Head of Innovation at innogy CZ
10:00 Risk and Opportunities of the Energy Environment: Tadeáš Salaba, ČVUT
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:15 Partner Presentations & Challenge Briefs
12:15 – 12:30 Data Presentation
12:30 – 13:00 Mentor Presentations
13:00 Lunch
14:00 48 hours of Hacking Starts
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Hacking Continue

  • SATURDAY 4 November
  • innogy

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Hacking Continues
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Hacking Continues
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Hacking Continues

  • SUNDAY 5 November
  • Prague Old Town Hall

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Pitch Preparation & Practice
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Transfer to Prague Old Town Hall for final DEMO Ceremony
14:00 Hacking Stops
14:00 DEMO Ceremony Starts
16:30 Winners Announced
17:00 Drinks & Networking
18:00 Good Bye

Venue Prague Old Town Hall

Under the auspices of:

Úřad vlády České republiky
Pavel Bělobrádek, Deputy Prime Minister
Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu
Jiří Havlíček, Minister of Industry and Trade
Adriana Krnáčová, Mayor of Prague

Industry Partners:


UnicornEYČEPSCETINČeské RadiokomunikaceOperátor ICTMicrosoftŠKODA DigiLab

Network Partners:

TAČRFuckUp Nights PragueCentral European Startup AwardsUP21Česko-německá obchodní a průmyslová komoraUS EmbassySmart PragueInstitut plánování a rozvoje hl. m. PrahyChallenge RocketInovační centrum Ústeckého krajeCzechitasVeletrh Věda Výzkum Inovace

Venue partners:


Media Partners:

Technology Partners:

MicrosoftČeské Radiokomunikace

Academic partners:

České vysoké učení technické v PrazeJihočeská univerzita v Českých BudějovicíchUJEP

Methodology by:


Organized by:

Confidence Digital

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