The Hogan Lovells, Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017
About the Awards:
The Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 seek to recognize and reward outstanding eco-inclusive businesses and not-for-profit organizations in developing countries that use solar energy or technologies to benefit lives in poor communities. Judges will be looking for businesses which are locally-led and significantly improve the lives of women and girls, particularly those which focus on gender equality or female empowerment.
Winning enterprises will receive a tailor-made business support package including: up to USD30,000-worth of legal advice from Hogan Lovells; peer networking; one-on-one support and mentorship to develop business and financial plans; and support from SEED to replicate their business model in other regions around the world. Hogan Lovells will also provide USD10,000 to one overall winner to cover the organization’s most pressing needs.
Who can Apply?
The Judges welcome business and not-for-profit entrants from developing nations around the world.
Demonstrate entrepreneurship and innovation
Application of solar technology in a productive way
Have the intention and potential to become financially sustainable
Be locally-driven or locally-led
Deliver social, environmental and economic benefits
Main activities and origin in non-OECD country and non-EU member state
Entrants cannot be accepted who are sanctioned parties or from sanctioned countries prohibited by the laws of the United Kingdom, the United States, or other applicable jurisdictions.
How to Apply?
Deadline: 16 August 2017
- Stage 1: Submission of the application form – before 16 August 2017, 23:59 CET
- Stage 2: Selection of shortlisted applicants – end of September 2017
- Stage 3: Submission of Additional information – mid-October 2017
- Stage 4: Winner Selection – December 2017Stage 5: Award Ceremony – March 2018