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24 September 2015 | News | Energy

The “Social Innovation to Tackle Fuel Poverty” CHALLENGE (September 1 – October 31 2015)

In Europe, 50 to 125 million persons are living in fuel poverty. Our friends at Ashoka and the Schneider Electric Foundation believe that the most leveraged way to enable underprivileged people to have affordable access to energy is to invest in and engage entrepreneurs who create innovations that lead to system-changing solutions. That is why we are looking for the most innovative social entrepreneurs in the fuel poverty field in six European countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Poland and UK). The winners will be awarded about 300 hours of mentoring sessions during 3 months to build-up their scaling-up strategies. Furthermore, they will benefit from inspiring meetings within a European network of peers and increased visibility during the whole program, and particularly during COP21, on December 4th, when the winners will be announced in Paris.

More information: http://www.tacklefuelpoverty.eu