Entries by epNetwork Team

A day for water…

Today is World Water Day. Held annually on 22nd March, the United Nations advocates a day which is dedicated to the topic of water. Time set aside in our busy schedules to reflect on the importance of this life-giving, life-preserving force. While most of us take clean water for granted, worldwide more than 600 million […]

On the (rough) road to development

You may know David Wilson as one of the winners of the latest empowering people. Award. He and his team from the American organization, Mobile Agricultural Power Solutions, won a prize with the innovation, the AgRover. This utility vehicle is geared towards farmers in developing regions, who are forced to spend a substantial amount of […]

Thinking outside the (service) box…

In 2012/13, Henri Nyakarundi won an empowering people. Award with his innovation the “Mobile Solar Kiosk ” (MSK). At the time, the MSK primarily offered a mobile charging point, which could be attached to bicycles and mopeds. The micro solution was used to quickly charge cell phones for people on the go, using renewable energy […]

The people behind the names: Meet the empowering people. Network team

The year has got off to a great start and we are just finalizing our plans for the epNetwork for the coming months – we have a lot to do this year! This of course means that you’ll be seeing (and certainly hearing from us) in person, but just to recap, and for those of […]

Silvana Bonnet (in the middle) discussing with other workshop participants

“Diversity is the key…”

We talked to Silvana Bonnet, Communication Manager of Canales Asociación Civil, one of the winners of the empowering people. Award. The winning solution Videobooks in Sign Language enables deaf children access to literature and reading. The videos, created by Canales Asociación Civil, combine children’s books and young adult literature read in sign language, with voice-overs […]

Best wishes from the epNetwork Team!

The holiday season is fast approaching here in Germany and it’s the time we typically spend relaxing with friends and family, enjoying some good food and the opportunity to unwind. This year there’s no snow, and not much sun, expected in the south of Germany so some of us might go on the hunt for […]

Impressions of the Award Ceremony in Berlin

The long anticipated Award Ceremony of the empowering people. Award took place on October 6, 2016  in Berlin. Winners and members of the jury from all around the world gathered to honor the best low-tech products and solutions and the innovators behind them. Here are a few impressions of the memorable evening:

We’re quite aware that this sounds a tiny bit corny. And yes, we’re going to say it anyway: We’re over the moon!

And because we’re still buzzing from the empowering people. Workshop, we want to share our day with you. Once again we held our empowering people. Workshop in the run-up to the empowering people. Award Ceremony on October 6 and once again we were astounded and delighted by the level of commitment and bags of passion […]

epExpert service

“The hardest thing is to challenge your personal perceptions.” – An interview with David Hoffmann on the launch of the epExpert service

Offering the empowering people. Expert Service (epExpert), Siemens Stiftung  devises a program to support social enterprises, inventors and organizations that are part of its empowering people. Network. These often face deficits in knowledge and with workforce and are thereby hindered in the development of their products or services. This can, more often than not, prevent […]

Community Voting

Now it’s over to you…

Being part of the empowering people. Network team is always full of surprises: we meet fascinating social entrepreneurs that blow us away with their dedication, we see how projects are developed, scaled up and then implemented, and we get to see brilliant innovations when they are submitted to the empowering people. Award. The first Award […]