Call for Posters on October 16, 2019

In the context of the transfer project “Open HoLL” funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing, the FZI Research Center for Information Technology plans the event “OpenInnovation@HoLL” with two event days on the topic of energy in October 2019.

The aim of the event is to connect actors from economy, science and the public institutions interested in innovations, according to the concept of “Open Innovation”. For this purpose, we offer participants the opportunity to interactively participate in the framework of a poster pitching session on the topic of “Innovations and New Business Models in the Energy Sector” on October 16, 2019, and to present their project, their question or their topic to the attendants from industry and research. In a personal exchange, contents can be examined in depth, solutions suggestions can be discussed and innovations can be forwarded.

Do you deal with innovations or new business models in the energy sector? Then use the open, interdisciplinary and constructive platform for criticism and discussion and gain the attention of a wide-ranging audience.

The best poster (evaluated by the participants on the event day) will be awarded with the participation on an exclusive AXEL event and will additionally be exhibited at the FZI House of Living Labs until the end of 2019!


Pitch Guidelines

Time and format
  • 3-minute pitch (you will be timed)
  • DIN A0 size poster, colourful
  • Parallel presentation of the posters and exchange in an open forum (approx. 60 Min.)
  • Evaluating  and awarding the best posters
Poster content
  • Briefly present your topic (or research question) on the poster
  • Why should participants visit your poster? What makes the project innovative/interesting/relevant?
  • Set clear priorities, even if contents are presented abbreviated (additional print material are possible)
  • Sound illustrations are desired
  • There are no format guidelines, pay attention to a clear design and readability
  • Information on the contact person on the poster are desired
Possible topics

Everything relating to innovations and new business models in the energy sector


Send an informal email to until August 31, 2019 and attaching a PDF including the following:

  • Title of the poster
  • Further authors (if applicable)
  • Contact address
  • Discipline and organisation
  • Short abstract (max. 200 words)
Selection criteria

The applications will be examined according to four criteria until August 31:

  • Methodical approach
  • Relevance of the topic
  • Originality of the contribution
  • Comprehensibility and clarity of the illustration



The soundest posters will be invited to the FZI event “OpenInnovation@HoLL” on October 10, 2019.

We are looking forward to your contribution!

Best regards,
the OpenInnovation@HoLL team