The "empowering people. Network" makes various solutions for basic need problems available in its Solutions Database.
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Technology helps. In developing and emerging countries, simple technical solutions adapted to existing conditions offer huge potential for positive social, environmental, and economic change. The “empowering people. Network” makes such promising solutions accessible and fosters their implementation based on entrepreneurship models and through training opportunities.

The core of the network is the database comprising intelligent low-tech innovations, which enable a sustainable improvement in basic needs in developing regions. These solutions are the best rated innovations submitted to the international “empowering people. Award“ competition. The platform also offers practitioners, inventors, experts and organizations working in developmental cooperation the opportunity to connect and create stronger and more goal-oriented ties. It provides a fruitful ground for partnership, exchange, publication of research findings, technology transfer and entrepreneurial thinking.