E.On offers £10,000 prize for tech ideas

Energy firm E.On and the Gadget Show’s Pollyanna Woodward team up in competition

£10,000 is up for grabs for the best energy-saving, life-enhancing tech idea, courtesy of a new project by E.On and fronted by the Gadget Show’s Pollyanna Woodward

If you've recently had a great energy-saving and life-enhancing idea, you could scoop a £10,000 future home makeover, courtesy of E.On.

The German-owned energy purveyor has essentially made its own TV programme, Home of the Future, for Channel 4 and has now teamed up with T3 cover star Pollyanna Woodward to launch a competition cum crowd-sourcing exercise off the back of it, with a first prize of £10,000 up for grabs.

Go to www.eon-innovation.com and, as social marketeers put it, "join the conversation" about future technology in the fields of work, rest, play, well-being and ladders.

You can suggest new services, products and ideas that will save the UK’s hard-pressed punters energy, time and money and if your idea is sufficiently green and groovy, Eon will put it into production and give you a home makeover.

You can also comment on others’ ideas and vote on the eventual winners in the five categories, all of whom will scoop £2,000-worth of bleeding-edge homewares, while the overall winner will get a £10,000 makeover.

Home of the Future is on Channel 4 on Sundays at 7pm, and on 4oD.