• Have a look at the jury!

    International Jury of the #epA2015

    Have a look at the high-class international jury that will select the winners of the "empowering people. Award 2015"!Have a look at the jury!
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    empowering people. Award 2015

    Wanted: Simple technological solutions to improve basic supply and combat poverty! Win the award and join the “empowering people. Network” for further promotion, training, network opportunities or individual support! Submit now!
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    Bootcamp on market research

    Are you a social entrepreneur looking to improve reaching low-income customers? Do you want to know how to better conduct market research and use the data to set up effective marketing campaigns and improve your distribution? Join the online bootcamp on market research!Read more
  • epOnsite in Bogotá 2015

    epOnsite in Bogotá 2015

    Following a pilot in Uganda in September 2014, our next "empowering people. Onsite" training took place in Bogotá, Colombia.epOnsite in Bogotá 2015
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    Taking the Pulse

    Recent large-scale survey releases key recommendations that can increase social enterprises’ contribution to poverty alleviation.Read the study online
  • Annual Report 2014

    Siemens Stiftung

    The Siemens Stiftung operates in the fields of basic services, education, and culture. Read about the whole range of projects launched last year...Annual Report 2014
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    Looking for smart technical solutions?

    The "empowering people. Network" supports a wide rage of organizations who try to solve basic needs problems through the use of smart technologies. Find more Solutions here
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    "ep. Network" in Mexico 2014

    Alongside the Grameen Global Social Business Summit, the Siemens Stiftung hosted a number of events in Mexico City. Experience some of the moments!Read more
  • The "empowering people. Network"

    The "empowering people. Network"

    Welcome to the network! Learn more about the constantly growing possibilities within the network and discover the amazing innovations in the Solutions section!
  • The key to tech breakthroughs? Love

    The key to tech breakthroughs? Love

    Read more about the importance of considering motherly love in development work. Jane Chen shares her experiences..... Articles & Interviews
  • Newsroom

    It is the dedication of many that makes a project successful!

    Fortunately, Martin Aufmuth, the inventor of OneDollarGlasses, has no shortage of energetic supporters...Newsroom
  • Spotlight on Solutions

    Spotlight on Solutions

    In our series of 12 Spotlight on Solutions presentations, Alan Fleming introduces his technical innovation - the FishFarm. Watch the video below or visit our Newsroom for more information on outstanding inventions.Newsroom
  • Help for amputees: ReMotion Knee

    Help for amputees: ReMotion Knee

    Read how the Remotion Knee from D-Rev (@d_rev_org) helps amputees to pursue their dreams. An interview with Samuel Hamner....
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Nominate a winning solution to the “empowering people. Award 2015” and you could win yourself a trip to the Award Ceremony in 2016!

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Our next epOnsite training took place in Bishoftu, Ethiopia, from September 13-16. Together with members of the epNetwork we discussed approaches about how to identify the customer and how market research methods can be useful.

Follow up on the workshop here: #epOnsite

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Improve your sales strategy through data!

Join the bootcamp on market research for a successful marketing and distribution strategy to the BoP – an initiative of Siemens Stiftung and the IB Accelerator.

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Solutions Database

New technical solutions and innovations which offer simple and intelligent approaches to basic need problems in developing countries, are available now in our Solutions Database.
And more are yet to come! Stay tuned.

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Network Update

September 29th, 2015

This month's update is about the "empowering people. Onsite" in Ethiopia and lots of other interesting stories from out network.

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