Article about epN-solutions

One Lamp, Uganda

Interview with Derrick Hosea, OneLamp

The online bootcamp on market research, which was held in 2015, was an initiative by the Inclusive Business Accelerator and the Siemens Stiftung’s “empowering people. Network”. Aimed at social entrepreneurs, the training sessions focused on marketing and distribution strategies and entrepreneurs were given information on how to improve their models to reach low-income customers.

Claudia Juech

Innovators Wanted: Insights into Award-Winning Technological Solutions

Innovation occurs daily in the technology sector. To tackle complex social challenges, global foundations look to the tech sector to help deliver as many powerful tools in their arsenal as possible to design novel and useful solutions. Identifying innovations, nurturing innovative capacity and supporting innovators are mechanisms to support ideas for the public good.

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.

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?

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 […]

Solar Power for Development

Mexican sun and German technology are the two key components of Gregor Schapers’ innovative project. Deep in rural Mexico, in a small town of 450 inhabitants called El Sauz, Schapers, a German entrepreneur, founded Trinysol, a firm specializing in building cheap solar reflectors for small local businesses to bake, cook and fry food, or generate […]

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.