Challenge Gas Distribution Company in Portugal


This challenge was relevant for InoCrowd as it was solved with the support of Space Agency ESA – European Space Agency, a partner of InoCrowd’s in open innovation crowdsourcing process. NASA is also a partner of InoCrowd´s in this type of challenges.

One of the largest operators in the energy sector in Portugal was searching for an innovative solution to improve its services to the customers, as well as to optimize processes and maximize results by means of the integration of a solution of Geo Information System (GIS) into a Microsoft Navision System.

10 solutions were submitted 90% of which were from the ESA (European Space Agency) and 10% originated in Portugal. The solutions were presented in 30 days.

Statement of CEO Gas Distributor Company in Portugal

InoCrowd platform is an innovative way to find innovative solutions. The goal here was: through a GIS (Geographical information system) explore the potential of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) to support activities of a technical nature, in order to enhance a company’s global management system, which integrates all systems. It was meant to find a efficient way of developing a tool enabling a faster decision making, which would have as added value the combination of information from functional areas.