Innovation

Our Process

We are following a multi-stage process to help the Hawaiian Electric Companies and technology providers create collaborative opportunities.

The Hawaiian Electric Companies will assess all submissions to ensure the idea meets our needs. Our work is focused on comparing submissions against each other and with our current knowledge base to find the right solutions. If a match is made, the Hawaiian Electric Companies and solution providers work together directly to reach a collaborative arrangement.


Innovation Process Steps

Innovation Process Steps

1. Identify Opportunities
Hawaiian Electric Companies identify innovation needs and interests. Submitters become familiar with innovation opportunities and submit ideas. Hawaiian Electric Companies will assess submissions against each other to identify the innovative solutions that best fit our needs.

2. Qualify Opportunities
Hawaiian Electric Companies will consult with submitters to better understand their ideas, determine the extent to which the submitter and idea meet our priority needs.

3. Connect with Company Representative
Hawaiian Electric Companies consolidate feedback and, where there’s a match, connects submitters with the Hawaiian Electric Companies. Our industry experts also can help submitters refine a solution’s business case.

4. Partner
Hawaiian Electric Companies and submitter(s) work together to develop scopes of work and collaborative engagements. The type of business arrangement that might result from a submission of interest could take a variety of forms, depending upon the specifics of the idea and both the submitter’s and the Hawaiian Electric Companies' needs.

5. Implement
Hawaiian Electric Companies and submitter(s) work together to gain any approvals needed to deploy their project or partnership.