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EV Challenge 

Tel Aviv | 12 June  2019



EV Challenge

Startups are invited to apply to present their solution to the global innovation team of Centrica in Tel Aviv on June, organized by Axis Innovation. Select startup companies will have the opportunity to collaborate with Centrica in developing their ideas and technologies a bringing them to the market.


Centrica will be in Israel on June 12th to meet with selected startups

The deadline for submission is May 22


The Centrica EV Challenge

 Provide a Solution for a Specific Player/Topic in the EV Usage Chain

EV User

Physical charging of vehicle


an EV user does not always have access to a convenient place to charge the vehicle such as adjacent to home or office.  The vehicle may need to be charged while parked on-street (perhaps even a busy street), may need charging at a remote location, or may need charging in confined or difficult conditions.  


This Challenge is to provide

solutions for the EV User to physically charge a vehicle safely, conveniently, and quickly under sub-optimum circumstances.

Energy Supplier

Metering of EV charging


an energy supplier wants to provide customers with products and services that support customer use of EV's.  This may involve features of a smart meter at the customer's home, or metering charging at a remote location and properly billing the charging to the customer's home account. 


This Challenge is to provide

solutions (hardware, software, or technology) for the Energy Suppler to support customers' EV charging through metering and billing in different locations and environments.

Commercial EV Owner

Metering and billing of EV charging by employee


a company may provide EV's to its employees who charge the vehicles at home or another location.  In such a situation the charging costs should be billed directly to the company, and also charging should be timed for planned charging duration, lowest electricity rates, and other considerations. 


This Challenge is to provide

the Commercial EV Owner with solutions for employee usage of company EV's, particularly in billing of charging the vehicle.

EV Fleet Operator

Issues of Last-Mile delivery


an operator of an EV delivery fleet needs a solution for deliveries in urban and suburban areas.  Such a solution includes addressing the operational and financial issues of using EV's for deliveries.


This Challenge is to provide

the EV Fleet Operator with solutions to support EV usage during the last-mile delivery process.


Integration of multi-modal transportation methods and payments


a commuter engages in multiple modes of transportation which may include shared bicycles/scooters, private/Electric vehicles, subway/light rail, Uber, park-and-ride, ride-sharing, buses, trains, taxis, and others.  Usage and payment is fragmented across the different transportation types and providers.  


This Challenge is to provide

the commuter with solutions that integrate planning, actualization, and payment of multi-modal transportation through one platform.  This may also include complexities such as splitting fares and earning travel energy credits through renewable energy utilized during the process.

Centrica is offering

EV Challenge Prizes

Centrica wants to advance EV technology from Israel and is offering over $30,000 worth of prizes!

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The EV Challenge prizes are

One winner will work with Centrica to undertake a paid pilot of GBP 25,000 to implement the Solution

Up to three winners will receive an expenses-paid visit to a Demo Day with the Centrica Innovation Team in the UK

The Centrica EV Challenge can be your road to the future!

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About Centrica

Centrica is an international energy and services
company focused on satisfying the changing needs of its customers. The business is founded on a 200-year heritage of serving people. It supplies energy and services to over 25 million customer accounts mainly in the UK, Ireland and North America through strong brands such as British Gas, supported by around 15,000 engineers and technicians. Technology is increasingly important in delivering energy and services to its customers. Centrica is committed to being at the forefront of Power and Energy technologies and sees its Electric Vehicle focus as being an important part of that commitment.

About Centrica


Axis innovation

Axis Innovation is a boutique advisory firm connecting corporations investors and corporations with the best technology startups globally. Based in the Startup Nation of Israel, Axis Innovation has organized over 75 custom events and startup challenges that have led to dozens of new business and investment deals. Axis Innovation is led by an experienced management team of seasoned investors, corporate managers, entrepreneurs, and marketers passionate about the future of technology.

© 2019 by Axis Innovation
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