The WindEurope Conference 2018 in Hamburg will see the industry body and InnoEnergy again join forces to stage a second annual Hack the Wind innovation ‘hackathon’.

The hackathon offers participants a share of a €20,000 ($23,410) prize for “innovative and implementable solutions” to key challenges facing the wind industry.

For 2018, event partners Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and EDP Renewables are looking for proposals on Blockchain applications for hybrid systems optimisation, and optimising predictive maintenance and O&M, respectively.