We seek to create a thriving ecosystem of sustainable competitive businesses that deliver electricity to the billions at the base of the pyramid in order to improve their livelihood and productivity.
The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest technical organization with the dedicated goal to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.
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Join us to empower a billion lives
Contributing to the IEEE Empower a Billion Lives competition makes it easy to make an impact.
Large international corporations cannot penetrate such small and dispersed markets — small regional companies hold the solution. The competition elevates regional solutions by regional innovators.
The solutions are vetted in multiple rounds by experts, they are ready to attract further investment right after the competition.
A competition is an effective tool to crowdsource the creativity and technical expertise of the global IEEE community to solve one of the biggest contemporary challenges
Free market solutions
The competition brings innovation to the global electricity access sector, increases competition, results in better services and lower prices to the end-customer, the energy poor.
The competition provides leverage for your investment by shifting risk to competitors. Prizes attract tremendous investments of time, human resources, and capital from motivated participants, multiplying the impact.