About IEEE Empower a Billion Lives

Building Community and Fostering Solutions

The mission of Empower a Billion Lives is to promote and incentivize solutions to energy access across the globe through community, conversation and competition.

Empower a Billion Lives strives to bring together a wide range of Energy Access stakeholders including companies, academic institutions and NGOs and their members.

The IEEE Empower a Billion Lives competition’s goal is to support a range of energy sources, technologies and business models which can rapidly and sustainably scale to one billion customers. The competition is completely open to all, including student groups, small- and medium-sized companies, research labs, international corporations, and non-profit organizations.

Empower a Billion Lives is organized by IEEE, an all-volunteer organization whose goal is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.