Apply for the Siemens Stiftung Foundation: Empowering People Award

Friday, September 21, 2012

Siemens Stiftung (Foundation) is looking to identify efficient technical solutions that can empower people in developing countries to independently combat existential problems. The Siemens Stiftung launched the competition in June 2012 at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20. It is supported by the KfW (business area development bank) and the Helmholtz Association.

The Munich-based Siemens Stiftung, which commenced its operative work in early 2009, carries out all the corporate citizenship activities of Siemens AG.

Inventors and developers from all regions worldwide are invited to enter simple and appropriate technical products and solutions in the following categories:

1. Water & Waste Water

2. Energy

3. Waste Management & Recycling

4. Health

5. Food & Agriculture

6. Housing & Construction

7. Information & Communication Technology.

The main requirement here is that the solutions or products can be implemented with the resources in the areas themselves. The entries will be professionally evaluated and an international jury will select winners.