Develop scalable solutions to address global energy poverty

The competition will open for new proposals in 2021 – 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 regional rounds 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

Sponsored field pilot
Winners of the regional round will be provided enough funding to complete a 2-month long field pilot

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


1. Online round

June 2021 Team registration opens 3-page Concept Paper due November 1, 2021 – 11:59 pm EDT (Please wait until guidelines are published to submit your proposal. The estimated date of guidelines released is 6 September 2021.
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

October 2022
IEEE ECCE 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 which requests the name, email, and country of each team member. 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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