Power Idea Contest has been extended to 31 January 2019

Monday, 26 November 2018

Pisa, 26 November 2018 – The European POWER Consortium, has decided to extend the deadline of the competition to reward the most innovative sustainability ideas for the intelligent management of water resources at a municipal level.

“With the POWER Idea Contest for Sustainable Communities, we want to reward everyone that has an idea worth putting into action – be they university students, concerned residents, local groups or small businesses. Everyone can help local authorities tackle their water challenges in order to become more sustainable”, explains Prof. Giuliano Manara, President of CUBIT Scarl, consortium member of the EU-funded POWER project.

The POWER project has established a ‘Digital Social Platform (DSP)’ with the aim of enhancing and improving the governance of water networks. This innovative DSP approach wants to encourage the sharing of knowledge and experiences on water issues (scarcity, safety, quality, consumption) between citizens, public bodies and companies in different areas of the European Union and worldwide, thus creating an important tool to support the European policy of managing water resources.

The contest wants to stimulate citizen participation, and to increase awareness regarding water resources. The best proposals will be selected via a mix of public and consortium voting. The ten best ideas will be awarded with direct support of experts in this field to develop them further. The proposals must deliver solutions to the challenges that local authorities face with regard to climate change, water sustainability, sustainable consumption and production, or civic engagement. Social entrepreneurs, innovators, activists, students and others from the EU or Israel may submit their ideas via the POWER city websites of one of the four POWER cities. (See below).

The new deadline for submitting proposals is 31st January 2019.

Further information:

The POWER Idea Contest

To submit ideas:

Cubit Contacts:

Monica Pianosi monica.pianosi@cubitlab.com
Luciana Ferrari luciana.ferrari@cubitlab.com

CUBIT. C​ubus project, co-financed under Tuscany POR FESR 2014-2020