Innovative solutions for access to basic services
Secure access to basic services is indispensable for people to lead independent and dignified lives. Our goal is to reduce existential deficits in basic services and strengthen the necessary social structures. With our international empowering people. Network (epN), we bring innovators and social entrepreneurs together and foster the combination of technical and entrepreneurial approaches. This allows us to promote the spread of suitable solutions, maintain a platform for knowledge transfer and enable networking with development collaboration organizations. Locally operating projects are run together with partners and implement innovative as well as proven solutions. Additionally, we impart the necessary knowledge to ensure that self-supporting structures can contribute to a permanent improvement in basic services.
Topics Development Cooperation
Overview of all Development Cooperation projects
As a hands-on foundation, we work with partners to develop concepts and programs for accessing basic services in developing regions while strengthening the related societal structures.
Engagement in initiatives
We aren’t the only ones hoping to make a contribution to sustainable societal development. There are many stakeholders around the world working to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We have joined a number of them in initiatives that aim to achieve the highest possible impact for society.
The European Venture Philanthropy Association brings together European venture philanthropy organizations. As a membership association, the EVPA networks social investors and uses workshops and its own studies to share knowledge and proven methods in this field. Siemens Stiftung is a member of the EVPA.
Impact Hubs are entrepreneurial centers and innovation labs. They provide those working entrepreneurially for the good of society with a professional working environment and access to a unique community.
Working with the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt and the Argigius Foundation, Siemens Stiftung supports the “Africa Seed Program,” which will see the creation of up to ten Impact Hubs in African cities. Not only do these hubs provide start-ups and social entrepreneurs with office space and infrastructure, but they also offer an opportunity to interact, network, and attend training courses.
The Practical Impact Alliance (PIA) from the MIT D-Lab seeks to harness the power of collaborative knowledge among leading global stakeholders to take a better, more efficient approach to fighting global poverty. The initiative from Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology supports development work based on discovery, design, and the dissemination of knowledge.
Siemens Stiftung has been a PIA member since June 2016. Members of the Siemens Stiftung’s empowering people. Network form working groups with additional stakeholders on urgent issues, such as impact assessment, scaling pilot projects, integrative design and innovation, and inclusive recycling. The results are then shared in the development collaboration field.