The Siemens Foundation has announced the ‘empowering people.Award’ – a new worldwide international competition to seek appropriate technical solutions for developmental activities. It aims to directly bring together low tech innovations for basic supply problems in developing countries. It also intends to build up a database of inventions that is accessible to actors in developmental cooperation at a later date.Following are the categories under which the ideas can be submitted:
- Water & Waste Water
- Food & Agriculture
- Waste Management & Recycling
- Housing & Construction
- Information & Communication Technology.