Open Infrastructure

Ignitis group Open infrastructure / SANDBOX initiative provides free access to its unique resources in Lithuania – DSO grid, EV charging infrastructure, data and more for start-ups looking to test and demonstrate their #EnergySmart solutions. This enables quick and effective proof of concept environment based on real-life conditions. 

Ignitis group specialists are also ready to evaluate the needs for your solution testing environment and help determine optimal testing location and conditions. 

Successful innovation testing cases are able to pursue further collaboration with Ignitis group through Open Funding and other initiatives. 

Open Infrastructure

Why participate?

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Although participation in the Sandbox programme is non-commercial, the cooperation is driven by common interests and valuable knowledge exchange, including possibilities to:

  • Explore opportunities for the adoption of your technology in the energy and utility sector.
  • Analyse the applicability of a technology in a real-world production environment and business setting.
  • Obtain a reference from the energy vertical.
  • Provide a working proof-of-concept for further business development and collaboration opportunities.
  • Work and exchange expertise with highly experienced energy professionals.
  • Present your project results to Ignitis Group, with a potential further commercial collaboration.
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Who can participate?

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The sandbox project is open to any company, technology startup, university or science centre which is involved in the design and development of innovative solutions for the energy sector.

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How to participate?

1. Complete online application

1. Complete online application

Just complete the online application form HERE and submit. Don’t forget to tell us what makes your equipment unique, what benefits and competitive advantage it offers, what risks may arise during the testing. Ignitis group will review the application and contact you within several business days. The full evaluation process will take 2 to 4 weeks.

2. Prepare a project plan and sign the agreement

2. Prepare a project plan and sign the agreement

Selected applicants will be asked to prepare a pilot-project plan. The plan will specify the objectives, scope and testing timeline to be followed in the project. Once the project plan is ready, we will reconcile and sign a  cooperation agreement. A contract template and sample project plan are available HERE.

3. Install your solution and test

3. Install your solution and test

Once the equipment is installed you will perform the needed testing and experimenting. The maximum length of a project is one year.

4. Present results

4. Present results

At the end of testing we will ask you to present the results – tell us about the impact of your technology and how you achieved the project goals. We will share our insights and work with you to evaluate the possibilities for wider utilization of the equipment within the Ignitis group.