Entries by epNetwork Team

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 […]

Dr. Anil Kumar Gupta

Voices from the jury: “A great deal more remains to be done”

Professor Anil Gupta talks about grassroots innovations, the mobilisation of social and ethical capital and his role a s juror of the “empowering people. Award” The National Innovation Foundation-India (NIF) started functioning in March 2000 as India’s national initiative to strengthen the grassroots technological innovations and outstanding traditional knowledge. Its mission is to help India […]

Duncan Onyango

Voices from the jury: Duncan Onyango

The African economy has experienced a trend in recent years with Kenya’s increasing number of innovation start-ups, providing solutions to business problems.

Karen von Bismarck.

Voices from the jury: “Our philosophies are remarkably closely aligned.” (Repost)

The Technology Exchange Lab (TEL) is dedicated to bringing communities out of poverty by fostering the exchange of innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions that significantly improve the lives of people at the bottom of the pyramid. TEL was founded in 2009 by two alumni from the MIT Sloan School of Management whose shared vision of […]

Thomas Silberhorn.

Voices from the jury: “A great potential to address development challenges by cooperating with and supporting social entrepreneurs”

While the members of the jury are doing their work – evaluating the entries of the empowering people. Award – we asked them why they have made a commitment to this competition.

Michael Vollmann.

Voices from the jury: “Making the world of tomorrow a better place.”

While the members of the jury are doing their work – evaluating the entries of the empowering people. Award – we asked them why they have made a commitment to this competition.