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CTI PFAN Bangalore event helps entrepreneurs prepare to present their ideas

REEEP’s partner CTI PFAN organized a two-day event for entrepreneurs they support in South Asia to improve entrepreneurs’ ability to present their business models to investors. Nine entrepreneurs took part in the event, all of whom are seeking investment into clean energy – renewable energy or energy efficiency technology – as a service provider themselves, or for improving the efficiency of their own production processes.

Shedding Light on Energy Innovation

A REEEP-supported initiative is bringing solar-powered reading lamps to rural Peru, providing an affordable, clean alternative to polluting, dangerous, and expensive forms of lighting such as diesel lamps. The key to the project—called “Digital Diesel: Pay As You Go Financing for Solar Energy in Rural Peru”—is a cellphone app that allows users to buy the lamp via small weekly payments.

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) awards PowerMundo $100,000 as a winner of the IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest

A press release from the REEEP-funded, Colorado-based international social enterprise PowerMundo has just announced that they have been selected as one of 10 winners of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest, an initiative to promote innovative solutions to energy problems, benefit communities, create jobs and expand access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB chose PowerMundo’s proposal entitled “Digital Diesel: Pay As You Go Financing for Solar Energy in Rural Peru” as one of the top 10 proposals in a field of 563 applicants. PowerMundo will receive $100,000, technical and business development support, as well as access to experts, policy makers, institutions and potential financial partners to implement and scale up its ideas.

Government of New Zealand

Through the Ministry for Economic Development (succeeded in July 2012 by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment), the Government of New Zealand has co-funded several REEEP projects in the Pacific region. The mission of the new combined Ministry is to be a catalyst for a high-performing economy by developing and delivering policy, services, advice and regulation for businesses to support economic growth.

City of Kota: the Next Solar Destination

The city of Kota in eastern Rajasthan has two critical resources essential for solar production: a high level of solar radiation per square inch, and a large amount of continguous, relatively flat undeveloped land.  To tap this enormous potential, the City of Kota in cooperation with the Cities Network Campaign and the Green Mantra, is organising this conference.

The event aims to bring together Mayor, Commissioners and other local government officials from around India, as well as national and international solar experts, prominent policy-makers, the solar sector and financial institutions.

Zayed Future Energy Prize 2014

The Zayed Future Energy Prize celebrates achievements that reflect impact, innovation, long-term vision and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. Be a part of this vision and commitment to finding solutions that will meet the challenges of climate change, energy security and the environment.  Deadline for submissions is 5 August 2013.

ICT 2013: Create, Connect, Grow

A Ditigal Agenda for Europe . . . ICT2013 will bring together Europe's best & brightest in ICT research, with businesses old & new, web start-ups and digital strategists to chart a path for Europe's ICT research policy. Join us to share your vision for the future with EU policy-makers, and see the latest advances in EU-funded ICT research.  Florian Bauer, REEEP's Operations and IT Director will be among the speakers.

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