Terms & Conditions

Below you can find the Terms & Conditions of the "empowering people. Award 2019"....

The “empowering people. Award” is addressed to any individual person, team or organization from any region in the world. One person, team or organization is allowed to submit more than one entry.  Members of the jury,  Intellecap, AT-Verband and employees of the Siemens Stiftung are not allowed to enter.

Entries submitted by organizations represented by jury members of the “empowering people. Award” will not be evaluated by the respective jury member.

Submissions should be technical products and solutions in the Award categories in order to fulfil basic needs of people in developing and emerging countries. Each product or solution to be submitted has to be already implemented in a project.

All intellectual properties will remain with the developer/developing team. Siemens Stiftung assumes no liability for keeping the entries confidential. Consequently, applicants interested in securing their intellectual properties should not submit entry prior to filing patent applications in the countries for which they intend to protect their intellectual property.

Since the augmentation and the growth of the Solutions Database on the platform www.empowering-people-network.siemens-stiftung.org is one of objectives of the competition, selected entries will be presented in the database with the name of the product, short technical description of the product or the solution, 1 photo of the product or solution, the inventor’s or the inventor team’s name, mail address, URL of the inventor’s or inventor team’s website (if available) and the phone number of the inventor or contact person of the inventor team.

Application is only possible via the online form provided on www.empowering-people-network.siemens-stiftung.org. All requested data must be delivered. Entries exceeding the stipulated file sizes and formats may not be considered. Submitted applications are considered final. Applications should be submitted in English. Applications in Spanish will also be accepted.

The applicant must confirm that the entry submitted is his own/the team’s own and does not belong to any other person, body, team or organization.

The prize money must be used for the further development of the solutions and products submitted or their implementation in projects. The Siemens Stiftung is to receive written proof of this within one year of the prize money being awarded.

Applications can be submitted within within the submission period. Finalists will be notified approx. four weeks before the Award Ceremony (details tbd. in time).

Participants agree that the Siemens Stiftung mention their submitted products or solution for public relations activities concerning the “empowering people. Award” after the Awards Ceremony. For extensive PR activities, the Siemens Stiftung or its partners will contact the participants directly.

Any recourse to courts of law is excluded.

You can find further information in the FAQs or contact us directly at empowering-people-network(at)siemens-stiftung.org