Siemens Stiftung has launched it’s Empowering people Award 2019, calling on social entrepreneurs and developers from across the world to enter the competition.
The award identifies and supports low-tech solutions that address crucial basic needs sectors in developing regions. Technologies entering the competition should be simple, feasible, embedded in a social business model, and deliver sustainable support to a local community in categories like education & training, healthcare,waste management, water & sanitation etc.
Entries will be assessed by technology and business experts, and the top three winners will be selected by an experienced international jury panel. The first prize is worth 50,000 Euros, with 30,000 and 20,000 Euros awarded to the second and third prize winners respectively.
Seven runners-up will also be awarded 10,000 Euros each. A Special WASH Award of 20,000 Euros, supported by Knorr Bremse Global Care, and a Community Prize of 10,000 Euros, will also be awarded.
Winners gain from long-term membership of ” Network”, a vibrant ecosystem of innovators, development professionals and technology experts. The Network promotes online and offline synergies, mentoring, training and technical cooperation. The last date to enter the competition is October 31, 2018, 24:00 CET (Central European Time). Here’s where you can go to learn more about the award https://www.empowering-people-network.siemens-stiftung.org. ( Story Courtesy :Wires)