Develop scalable solutions to address global energy poverty

The competition is open for new 3-Page Concept Papers which are due by April 1, 2022 – sign-up for the newsletter for updates.

Why Compete?

Learning opportunity
Learn about one of the most pressing issues facing humanity from experts in the field

Huge untapped market potential
A market of 1.1 billion unserved people is one of the largest market opportunities today

Winners of the online round and the global round will be featured on press releases, social media, and various media outlets

Participate in banquets and other social events with participants active in the sector

Field pilot
Teams selected to field-test will be provided with a letter from the competition to assist with fundraising to offset their costs.

Significant Prize Monies
Amongst Global Final winners a maximum $1 Million dollar prize purse will be distributed

New this year: An extra track prize on automation sponsored by IEEE Control Systems Society


1. Online round

June 2021 Team registration opens 3-page Concept Paper due April 1, 2022 – 11:59 pm EDT
Registered teams present their solution concept and an optional two to three-minute pitch video.

2. Field test

Qualified teams complete a  field pilot in an approved region of their choosing.

3. Global Final

March 2023
IEEE APEC Conference
Qualified teams demonstrate the ruggedized prototypes, field test results, and final business plan.

Join the Competition

To register a Team for the EBL II competition. The Team Leader is required to complete the registration form. IEEE Membership is not required to set up this account. This registration form can be reaccessed for the team leader to update and to submit all proposal submissions through this link.

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