6 - 8 November 2018 Vienna, Austria

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Initiate! Young Talent Programme

Are you about to graduate and ready to work in the industry? Or are you under 35 and working for a utility?

Then come and join the Initiate! Young Talent Programme!

The industry needs new talent and new ideas to encourage the development of solutions and strategies to bring about change.

You will be able to network with your peers, share your knowledge and work with other utility professionals to put your ideas into practice. By joining the programme you will have access to the EUW Summit programme where you will additionally be able to schmoose with the policymakers, thought leaders and utility giants.

We only have 300 tickets to give away to students with the ambition to make an impact and innovate the industry. What’s the catch? You need to be pro-active, motivated and engaged and that’s it! 



Join the Young Talent Programme!

Join the Young Talent Programme!

Game Changing Impact Challenges

The 2018 Game Changing Impact Challenges are designed to support the leverage and experiences for InnoEnergy Master School students in undertaking typical and real challenges within the energy sector.

Partners: InnoEnergy, working in partnership with The GC Index® and Enterprise Lab®, deliver the challenge during Initiate! - European Utility Week 2018

Goal: The aim of the challenge is to provide real life experiences to InnoEnergy students on typical challenges the industry faces and combine this with innovation and design thinking processes for the participants to deliver a response.

  • There will be 100 students participating, spread across 5 challenges and each challenge has approximately 4 teams.
  • This will be an intense, fast-paced programme that puts pressure on the teams to work fluidly and methodically.
  • At the end of the challenge each team presents their solution/ response to a panel which will consist of representation from the 5 mentoring companies.

Site Visit

A guided tour of Vienna's award winning smart city


Site Visit – November 5, afternoon

Students are invited for a complimentary hosted tour on the Aspern Smart City Research Centre.
This is a unique opportunity to get a real-time insight into how technical solutions required for future energy environments in new urban districts are being developed.

  • Vienna Convention Bureau sponsors the metro tickets from Messe Wien to Aspern Smart City Research Centre
  • The exact timing and the full schedule will be announced soon
  • Limited availability – 35 
  • The tickets will be offered on a first come, first serve basis; any registrations we receive after we have reached capacity will be put on the waiting list and you will hear back from us should any of the spaces free up.


To join this site visit, register for a Young Talent Programme Pass and select to join the Site Visit at the end of the form **

Aspern Seestadt is one of Europe's largest urban development projects. Located in Vienna's fast-growing 22nd district in the north-east of the city, a new urban centre is taking shape – a smart city with a heart, designed to accommodate the whole spectrum of life.
As a cross-cutting initiative, Smart City Wien embraces all spheres of urban life – both work- and leisure-related–ranging from infrastructure to energy, mobility and urban development in general.

** Please note we have reached the maximum capacity; however, you can still select to join the site visit in the registration form and we will include you in the waiting list. You will be informed by September 14 whether any places have freed up.


University Partnerships

We are constantly looking for universities dedicated to working with students who can make a difference in accelerating the energy transition.

Join the Initiate! community and we will make sure we work with you to promote your cause, your university, your students.

By becoming one of our partners we will connect your selected students to those industry professionals who can truly accelerate their careers and their opportunities. 



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Become a Partner University!

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