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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.

Daniel Gonzales

El empowering people. Award 2015 promueve el desarrollo de tecnologías para el impacto

Este prestigioso concurso internacional de la fundación Siemens Stiftung, que busca ofrecer soluciones basadas en la ciencia, ingeniería y tecnología para la industria y el público general, tiene abiertas sus inscripciones hasta el 30 de noviembre de 2015 Daniel Gonzales, director programático de la Fundación Avina, fue designado este año como uno de los miembros […]

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.

Paul Smith Lomas

Interview with Paul Smith Lomas, “empowering people. Award 2015” jury member and Chief Executive of Practical Action.

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. It finds out what people are doing and helps them to do it better. Through technology it enables poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions – transforming their lives forever […]

Andy Bastable

“Initiatives like the “empowering people. Award” show that you can have an idea and make a difference.”

Oxfam GB is a globally renowned aid and development charity with 70 years of experience, working and campaigning with partners in over 90 countries worldwide. Oxfam and its supporters share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn’t inevitable. We chatted with Andy Bastable, “empowering people. Award 2015” jury member and technical […]

Oliver Nachevski

“The competition stimulates the creativity of inventors in designing appropriate technologies for developing and emerging countries.”

We chatted with Oliver Nachevski, President of Engineers Without Borders International about the importance of such an organization and the “empowering people. Award”. Engineers Without Borders – International (EWB-I) is an international federation of national Engineers Without Borders/Ingenieurs Sans Frontiers (EWB/ISF) member associations, whose mission is to facilitate collaboration, exchange of information, and assistance among […]