The Smart EMMA project challenges you to come up with an innovative idea for a product or service that either has a passive approach, so monitoring energy use to raise awareness, or a active approach, so managing energy creation and use. You can enter the contest by proposing an product, software or both, that you can prototype in a Fab Lab, but that could change the way we think about, and deal with, energy.
The Smart EMMA contest launched the 26th of December 2014 and will run till the 20th of September 2015. The 20st of June 2015, the 10 finalists will be announced, after which 3 final winners will be chosen. If you want to participate, you can enter projects here at any time before beginning of June 2015. You'll be able to change and improve your entry any time, so if you have an idea, sign up now!
How about an app, cross platform, that talks to a small wall plug monitoring the energy consumption of your house? Seeing on your smartphone that you use a lot of energy goes a long way to finding out why, and getting that energy bill down a notch!
You could make a smart plug that shuts of when you leave the room (linked to your phone?) or a smart door, knowing who's in the house and where, so lights are not on for nothing...
You walk into a hotel, and there is a screen showing a beautiful chart of the energy consumption of the hotel, and individual guests.. will you be the guest of the week consuming the least energy? Prizes for the winner!