Accelerating sustainability in Energy & Environment

Making valuable progress in Energy & Environment requires businesses strike a balance between customer requirements, market opportunity, and sustainability considerations: all while continuing to innovate.

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“It took us only two weeks to express our needs, and only four weeks to receive solutions. It’s an incredible process in a short time.”

Luca Cavalletto, Responsible Network Asset Management at A2A

Energy

Delivering a sustainable future for the Energy Sector

As the leading provider of global energy resources, the energy industry is vitally important for the world’s future. The transformation of this sector stands at the center of delivering a successful energy transition and future Sustainability for us all.

Success in the energy industry typically demands a deep understanding of every different area of the industry. With so much of policy, governmental oversight, partnerships, and tax requirements being necessarily interlinked, tackling the problems of this industry in isolation is a non-starter.

The opportunity to work Cross-Sector and produce progress that lasts is one that the eventual leaders in a new, sustainably energy industry are currently making the most of.

At Wazoku, our experts have been working with leaders in the energy space for more than two decades. We are committed to supporting companies across the industry in navigating a complex landscape.

We also know that, when the time comes to accelerate the pace of innovation and continue to supply the energy the world needs in a lower-carbon way, the rate of innovation success that we can help unlock, by optimizing processes and building a Culture of Innovation, will prove crucial.

A combination of deep, industry-specific knowledge and a diverse range of skills mean that we know how to enable effective collaboration throughout the energy industry, answering the problems of today while exploring the opportunities of tomorrow.

A2A Customer Story

The need for renewable energy

The need for renewable energy is one that all of us understand. Around the world, this has become a key focus for governments and energy organizations alike. Across Italy, A2A supplies renewable energy, electricity, and water, as well as some waste management services. With this pedigree, the self-described ‘life company’ wanted to focus on ways to provide all these services in a more sustainable way. Running a Challenge to the Wazoku Crowd delivered a solution in record time that turned A2A into a market leader and provided a turnkey solution for the industry at large.

It took us only two weeks to express our needs, and only four weeks to receive solutions. It’s an incredible process in a short time.

Luca Cavalletto, Responsible Network Asset Management at A2A
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“Our partnership with Wazoku has seen us run 50+ open innovation Challenges over 6 years. The unique perspectives of the Wazoku Crowd contributes greatly to the success of our Open Innovability® strategy.”

Santi Villari, Government Expert and Project Manager at Enel

Environment

Developing comprehensive approaches to innovation in Environment

Meeting the unique challenges presented by the environment in a time of rapid Digital Transformation and changing Customer expectations is a daunting task. With public institutions under pressure and scrutiny to produce sustainable solutions, the need for new ways of thinking and problem solving is more evident than ever before.

Addressing these key challenges, that include a growing need for green infrastructure, the use of smart technologies, and an increased focus on public transport is something that requires a comprehensive approach to innovation.

Developing the Products and Services that are needed to make these ambitions reality means a process that limits the risk and excess cost of innovation. Environment organizations that want to lead this industry into the future will require a process for converting Research and Innovation into resilient, low-risk innovation that is sustainable and accessible.

At Wazoku, we know that this is a time when everyone is looking to do more with less, but this approach shouldn’t mean a failure to innovate. Our role is to make innovation easier, better, and quicker than ever before, and we have a long history of delivering that for businesses in the infrastructure sector.

Enel Customer Story

Transition to renewables

Sustainability is a focus for every organization, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sector. Changing customer expectations, market needs, and the health of the planet rely on businesses – particularly industry leaders – being able to effectively and sufficiently navigate the transition to a more renewable, more sustainable way of powering our lives.

A way to enable the innovation required in the face of such a task has driven Enel, one of the world’s leading integrated electricity and gas suppliers, to launch the Open Innovability® platform. Hosting start-ups, SMEs, and large companies as well as the Wazoku Crowd, Enel has evaluated more than 21,000 solutions since launch, comprising more than 600 different collaborations in total.

Our partnership with Wazoku has seen us run 50+ open innovation Challenges over 6 years. The unique perspectives of the Wazoku Crowd contributes greatly to the success of our Open Innovability® strategy.

Santi Villari, Government Expert and Project Manager at Enel
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