Berlin, October 6th, 2016. “Millions of people face immense basic supply challenges on a daily basis, which could be met by implementing appropriate technological solutions. Such solutions not only provide the chance of levelling out acute deficits but also offer diverse opportunities for independent economic activities coupled with urgently needed income” is stated in the home page of the empowering people. Network. This initiative by Siemens Stiftung aims to make promising solutions accessible and further their successful implementation on the basis of sustainable entrepreneurship models. To this end, an international competition was launched in July 2015. In partnership with Groasis Tech, a Dutch company inventor of the Waterboxx (an integrated planting technology that allows the planting of trees in degraded farmland and dry areas) and its distributor in Jordan, Desert Tulip, ICU was selected among over 800 submissions, being one of the 23 winning solutions of the empowering people. Award 2016. The award ceremony in Berlin highlighted once again the commitment and the efforts of ICU in providing sustainable solutions to improve the environment and the life of its target groups in developing Countries.
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