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    The submission period is over....

    ... but the Award just began. Get first insights about where most submissions come from, which continent provided most entrepreneurs etc...Read more
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    Submission period is closed!

    The submission period of the "empowering people. Award" 2015 ended. Your submissions are now evaluated by our expert evaluation team.Read more
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    Bootcamp on Inclusive Innovation

    Join the online Bootcamp on Inclusive Innovation! Discover, define, develop and deliver the next breakthrough innovation for BoP markets.Register now!
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    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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    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
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    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!
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    The key to tech breakthroughs? Love

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Award 2015

The "empowering people. Award" closed its doors at January 15th, 2016. Our experts team will now evaluate all submissions. Stay tuned!

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Join our online Bootcamp on Inclusive Innovation, an initiative of IB Accelerator and the “empowering people. Network”! Discover, define, develop and deliver the next breakthrough innovation for BoP markets.

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Our last 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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"Solar for All" - Special Prize

Energy supply is an urgent issue on basic services in developing countries and is one of the categories of the empowering people. Award. To foster intelligent solar energy solutions Siemens Stiftung is joining forces through awarding a Special Prize in the “Solar for All” Contest of Canopus Foundation. The winner will receive a special prize of 10,000 Euros as well as an offer of membership in our international Network support program. Managing Director Rolf Huber also represents Siemens Stiftung in the international jury of the contest.

Applications can be submitted until May 1, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. CEST (Germany). More information under:www.sfa-pv.org/the-contest

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

December 21st, 2015

This month's update features the Christmas greetings and lots of other interesting stories from out network.

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