“Empowering people” Award, Siemens Foundation, Germany

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Technologies for basic needs

With the “empowering people Award”, the Siemens Stiftung would like to identify efficient technical solutions which empower people in developing and emerging countries to independently combat existential problems in basic supply.

Inventors and developers from all regions worldwide are invited to enter suitable proven and appropriate technical products and solutions in the categories Water & Waste Water, Energy, Waste Management & Recycling, Healthcare, Food & Agriculture, Housing & Construction, and Information & Communication Technology. Entries are to be made online on the project website. The entries will be professionally evaluated and an international jury will select winners.

Following the competition, the technical innovations will be categorized in a new long-term database which is to offer international practitioners in developmental cooperation a speedy and comprehensive overview of operational solutions from the categories defined. The online platform is also designed to foster an international exchange of knowledge, the initiation of cooperation and the further development of the products and solutions available. The aim of the Siemens Stiftung is to encourage the broad use of effective and tailored technological solutions in the appropriate basic supply context. This is to make a valuable contribution in improving living condition in the regions effected most.

The Siemens Stiftung has launched the competition in June 2012 at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20. The best entries will be honored during an Awards Ceremony in Summer 2013.

Please download the info flyer here

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