The IO.Energy Ecosystem

The IO.E Ecosystem is an open innovation ecosystem to:

Share knowledge and boost innovation in the energy world

Create the environment to build, test and learn from new energy applications for consumers and new digital tools for a more efficient system operation

It is an ecosystem built and facilitated by system operators for market parties to develop the energy services of tomorrow. These services, the consequent digital tools and market design elements will be developed in an iterative and progressive approach from ideation to sandboxing, through demonstration towards industrialization.

Theses development stages can be described as the following:

Step 1 | Ideation

During a period of 2 months, in which 5 ideation workshops will be facilitated for all subscribed members of the Ecosystem, the participants will validate use case problem statements and ideas. They will end these 2 months with a first set of validated hypothesizes and a first validation of a feasible business model of these use cases.

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Step 2 | Sandboxing

Working in an agile way, where small groups of the ecosystem partners work together to build a part of or a complete “use case” through 3 to 6 months development cycles focused on technology, and value creation validation.

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Step 3 | Demonstration

Once the technology and the consumer value is proven, a large scale test will be started. A demonstration where energy service providers will give access to multiple energy services under specific conditions for a period of 12 to 18 months.

Step 4 | Industrialisation

Once the technology is proven, regulation is ready and market traction is validated, the industrialization of a new energy service will be supported.