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    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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    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
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  • empowering people. Award

    Siemens Stiftung has launched a worldwide competition which seeks to identify simple yet intelligent technological solutions to sustainably improve the lives of people in developing countries.Award

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Solutions Database

New technological innovations which offer simple and intelligent approaches to basic need problems in developing countries, are available now in our Solutions Database.
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Network Update

July 9, 2014

The "empowering people. Network" at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn. Read about this exciting event and more news from the Network here.

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July 10, 2014 

Get the latest update on our third prize Award winner, the JOMPY Water Boiler, in our interview with Lena Hiltrop!

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PATRI- Framework

Do you want to know if your social innovation is ready to scale? The PATRI framework is a comprehensive guide to help Social Entrepreneurs scale the social impact of their projects more effectively. It is designed as a step-by-step flow with instructions to support each step and has been tested with many Social Entrepreneurs, also from our network. The tool was made possible by Ashoka Globalizer, BMZ, GIZ, Siemens Stiftung and Social Effect.




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