2023 EBL Global Final

A Celebration of innovation

About the Final

The 2023 IEEE Empower a Billion Lives Global Final was held in Orlando Florida with 25 global finalist teams from all over the world showcasing their groundbreaking innovations.

From more than 200 teams, the final winners have been selected.

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Grand Prize

Meet the winners

Grand Prize

Combining two innovations: a technological innovation and an innovative organizational approach.


For developing access to electricity and employment by creating a new electrification model for Africa, progressive and modular, based on renewable energies, information and communication technologies, and local entrepreneurship..


Best Centralized Solution

Reimagining Power

Standard Microgrid

Reinventing Power

Using an innovative approach to distributed renewable power services. Providing reliable power services to communities, growth opportunities for partners and staff, and financial returns to investors.


Best Decentralized Solution

Providing real modularity in scalable, reliable, affordable, and sustainable solar energy solutions to rural entrepreneurs and private households in emerging countries.

Solarworx Logo


Solarworx provides a new generation of solar home systems for off-grid households and businesses. Our goal is to foster the global energy transition and connect the 1.2 billion people living without access to electricity around the world.


Best End-Use Solution

Building solutions to convert organic waste into sustainable energy.


Easy-to-Use digester products that provide a safe alternative to clean cooking and with the aid of a modified generator can be used for electricity with the by-products of non-harmful organic fertilizer and clean water.


Best Impact Solution

Dismantling energy inequities


Solar Energy Solutions designed to efficiently address the energy needs of off-grid and marginalized communities in Southeast Asia.


Best Automation Centric Solution

Village Solutions for Global Change

Green Empowerment

Working with in-country partner organizations to build clean water and renewable energy infrastructure with Indigenous and rural communities across the globe.


Best Student Teams

First Place (Shared) R2P Cube – PSUT – Jordan

First Place (Shared) PSUT Engineering 2 – PSUT – Jordan

Third Place – IITK Smart Grid          IITK – India

Three Honorable Mentions

Living Energy Farm – USA

Solar Freeze – Kenya

Scalable Solar Ice Makers


We congratulate all the winning teams and finalists that participated in the EBL Global Final 2023.