Article, type “interview”

OneDollarGlasses

Interview with Martin Aufmuth, 1st prize winner in the “empowering people. Award“ 2012

We asked Martin Aufmuth, our first prize winner in 2012, about his project, the latest developments and how winning the Award benefitted him.

Bertil van Vugt

“The Inclusive Business Accelerator supports social entrepreneurs to connect to investors”

Bertil, you are the Director of Strategic Projects at VC4Africa and you are working on the new Inclusive Business Accelerator initiative. Could you give us a brief explanation of what you are doing exactly?

Communications in organizations dedicated to social innovation

During the “empowering people. Onsite” workshop in Bogotá, Colombia, we got to talk to one of the participants, Anita Rivera: Hello Anita. Could you please explain to us what type of organization TriCiclos is and what your part in the organization is?

Mario Davila

Social Entrepreneurship in Mexico – 5 Questions to Mario Davila

Mario, last November, you took part in the “Grameen Social Business Research Conference” in Mexico City. There was a vast agreement among the participants that there is still a lot to be done in the social business sector in Latin America. What core challenges are Mexico and other countries in Latin America facing in that […]

WADI

Can you use sunlight to clean water? The smile on WADI says “yes”

Contaminated Water is still one of the main causes for the diseases of millions of people worldwide. We’ve asked Lukas Landerl from HELIOZ some questions about it.

4 Questions to Gang Chen of the Desert Greenhouse Project

1.  How did you come up with the idea of building a Desert Green House? Gang Chen: There exist several hundred thousands of small green houses

The medical backpack – A way to sterilize medical equipment using solar energy

Siemens Stiftung: How did you come up with the idea of developing a device that helps to conduct “germfree operations everywhere”? Raphael: Philipp and me got to know each other during our studies of engineering in Nordhausen. There we developed a special water processing device – run by solar energy – to produce sterilized water […]

The creator of the SuniCook – Roland de Vicq

Siemens Stiftung: How hard was it to get support when you started your project? What would be your advice to someone with an idea but who doesn’t know how to make headway?

Eden Full

7 Questions to Eden Full

How did you come up with the idea of building a Sun Saluter whilst studying to be a mechanical engineer? Eden Full: I built my first solar car when I was 10, and have been fascinated with solar energy ever since.

Interview with Grant Gibbs, founder of the Hippo Water Roller Project

The Hippo Water Roller seems to be as simple as it is ingenious. How and why did the inventors Pettie Petzer and Johan Jonker come up with this solution?