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Finalist of the empowering people. Award 2015/16

Please Save the Date for the empowering people. Award  Ceremony & Workshop on 4th – 6th October 2016, Berlin, Germany

Dear XXX,

The Siemens Stiftung is pleased to announce that your project XXX

has been shortlisted for the empowering people. Award 2015/16.



Congratulations to you as one of our 23 finalists! We cordially invite you to join us at the

Award Ceremony for the empowering people. Award 2015/16 on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 in Berlin.

We would like to take the Award Ceremony as an opportunity to introduce you to current members of our empowering people. Network that connects inventors and social entrepreneurs with a strong focus on application-oriented technology just like you. Our Network actively aims to support developers and inventors of simple technologies as well as their implementation so that basic living conditions around the globe can be improved. The current members are past winners and entrants of our first Award held in 2012/13, and we invite you to also become an active Network member.

We are also pleased to invite you to participate in our empowering people. Workshop that we are organizing for the Award finalists and current Network members, to get to know each other, to initiate exchange and to gain new knowledge and insights.

Program overview:

4th October       -           Arrival in Berlin (get-together & dinner)

5th October       -           empowering people. Workshop (Award finalists, Network members)

6th October       -           empowering people. Workshop until approx. 3:30 pm

6pm – Open Door / Solutions Walk

7pm – empowering people. Award Ceremony, La Luz, Berlin

7th October       -           Departure

Please save the date for the entire period of time from the 4th to 7th October 2016. You will receive further information about the workshop and the evening event within the next few weeks.


Solutions Walk - Exhibition

We aim to offer to the audience at the Award Ceremony with the opportunity to further explore the 23 shortlisted solutions and to get in touch with you personally. We are therefore arranging an exhibition, the Solutions Walk, to showcase the products and solutions you submitted to the competition.

For that purpose, we are attaching a short questionnaire and ask you to fill in and resend it to us at the latest by Monday, 11th July 2016.


Accommodation, Travel Expenses & Confidentiality

The Siemens Stiftung will cover the costs for your accommodation and a fixed sum will also be provided for your travel and visa expenses. We will send you details about this in July and ask you to then book your flights. 

Note of Confidentiality

The official shortlist will be published on 16th August 2016. Until this date, we kindly ask you to treat the news about your nomination as confidential. This will ensure that we can organize our communication processes in a coordinated way.

Please contact the project team for further questions on empowering-people-award@siemens-stiftung.org

We wish you every success for your project and are looking forward to welcoming you to Berlin.

Yours sincerely,

Rolf Huber

Managind Director

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