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Distribution Solutions Challenge

Mar 30, 2022

Donor: ABB

Do you have a solution to help people to make better decisions, from saving energy and lowering emissions, to protecting critical services that we all depend on? If yes, then apply for Distribution Solutions Challenge.

The Challenge make electricity reliable and resilient for people around the world. Causal analysis system to facilitate operational management and decisions to keep critical power distribution systems at the customers’ premises up and running.

ABB’s Distribution Solutions Division is a technology leader in electric power distribution. The 17,000 employees are dedicated to delivering safe, smart and sustainable electrification solutions to customers in more than 100 countries. They enable their customers in utilities, industries, infrastructure and transportation segments to help improve electric power quality, situational awareness, reduce outage time, and enhance operational reliability and efficiency. With ABB Ability™ enabled digital products and solutions, the switching, limiting, measuring and sensing devices, switchgear, modular substation packages and related services, are reinforced with value-added digitalization layers to allow customers to unlock the full potential of their electrical systems.

Focus Segments
  • Hospitals

  • Data Centers

  • Utilities


Awards for the winner:

  • $30,000 for a collaboration with ABB Electrification to develop an MVP that can be productized and offered to ABB customers

  • 6 month free SynerLeap membership, ABB's startup accelerator, which will boost your growth and visibility across ABB, their partners and customers (Value $8'000)

  • Exclusive mentoring sessions with Microsoft startup advisors


if you want to work with them on:

  • Simplifying and accelerating the behavioral analysis of power distribution systems such as substations or switchgear

  • Creating a digital tool that can ingest diverse OT & IT system/device data on these systems

  • Identifying behavioral patterns of power distribution systems based on the mined data by leveraging pre-defined rules and AI capabilities

  • Automatically guiding customers to the root cause of abnormal behavior of their power distribution system (e.g., fault analysis)

  • Providing clear mitigations how to fix the root cause to ensure the future readiness of power distribution systems (based on pre-defined rules)

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