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After a full weekend and 48 intense hours of collaboration, excitement and solution-finding, the best idea according to a jury of industry experts was a project called EcoCoin at Hackenergy 2016.

The hackathon was sponsored by ENGIE Nederland, Energy Academy Europe, the City and Province of Groningen — and backed by Groningen's IBM Client Innovation Center CIC , said a statement.

Maurits Alberda, Manager Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Energy Academy Europe, said: "It was a great event, bringing the energy transition where it belongs: with people who want to work on our future, and a great way to connect knowledge, innovation and business.

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