AWARD CATEGORIES

AWARD CATEGORIES

The Award is comprised of 3 main categories that target pioneering organisations, research centres, individuals, educational institutions, and innovators from all around the world to motivate participants to come up with innovative, solar-powered solutions with the aim of producing clean drinking water:

Innovative Projects Award

INNOVATIVE PROJECTS AWARD

Description

The project submitted by the applicant must be an innovative and commercialized / ready to be commercialized (e.g. past pilot stage) solution with measurable results in operation for at least 3 months (minimum requirement) prior to the closing date of the application window. The project must clearly demonstrate the use of solar energy to produce safe drinking water in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, along with innovation in production capacity, technical limitations, disinfection systems, operation or maintenance requirements, while also improving efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Intended Applicants:

Governmental, semi-governmental, private and non-governmental organizations.

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Innovative Individual Award

INNOVATIVE INDIVIDUAL AWARD

Description

The individual applying to this category should present an innovative technological solution aimed at addressing water scarcity, exclusively using solar energy to produce safe drinking water in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines.

Intended Applicants:

Individual applicants

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Innovative Research & Development Award

INNOVATIVE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Description

The project submitted by the applicant must be an innovative and prototyped solution, with the ability to demonstrate workable or measurable pilot or prototype results for at least 3 months (minimum requirement) prior to the closing date of the application window. The project must be developed and executed in-house with the aim of extracting safe drinking water from natural sources in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines purifying the product water from possible anthropologic and natural pollutants, while relying exclusively on solar energy. The project should preferably be a solution that can easily be installed, operated and maintained without the need for specialized manpower and equipment in different and harsh ambient conditions, using low cost and maintenance friendly technology.

Intended Applicants:

Individuals or teams from non-profit, educational and academic institutions, and research centers that are independent or annexed to governmental or semi-governmental organizations.

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