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Automated charging – the future of electric vehicles?
07 December 2020
The market for electric cars grows rapidly. However, charging an electric vehicle is still quite complicated and uncomfortable for customers – just think of the heavy charging cables or long waiting time at charging points. Robotic charging is a promising approach to offer an easier and more comfortable charging process.
Innovating the energy sector by looking beyond energy
13 August 2020
Cross-industrial trends are showing a massive impact on various economies and sectors, with energy being no exception. In his latest opinion piece Christof Kortz explains, why industries need to understand innovation in a larger context and look for solutions beyond their own horizons.
Blockchain, tulips, and the demand for green energy disruption
28 June 2020
2017-2018 marked a period known as cryptocurrency mania, where bitcoin became a household name and alternative crypto token prices were pumped and dumped by crypto-speculators. I am glad the cryptocurrency hype is over, now we can get back to trying to change the world for the better. However, let us separate hype from value – and the blockchain from the frenzy surrounding the fallen digital coin.
From Ego to Eco – cultivating ecosystems to boost energy innovation
20 May 2020
During a technological shift, the only way large energy players like E.ON will stay on top of this shift is by working in partnership with others.
COVID-19 – an opportunity to explore the benefits of glocalisation
27 April 2020
Many articles have been written in the last weeks about the horrific impact of COVID-19 on our society, businesses and governments. As an innovation leader, I hope to open a discussion on the potential opportunities that events like these can offer our communities.
The future is more about smart communities than smart cities
20 April 2020
Smart cities are not merely a far-off dream of the distant future. Innovative technologies are already making smart cities a reality. Yet, the rapid growth of smart cities is making the urban-rural divide wider than ever.
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