The Global LEAP Awards is an international competition to identify and promote the world’s best off-grid appliances, accelerating market development and innovation. By providing the off-grid marketplace clear and actionable signals about the quality and energy performance of off-grid appliances, the Global LEAP Awards enable companies, investors, and policymakers to make faster, better-informed decisions about this important emerging product category. This year’s Global LEAP Awards will identify and promote the world’s best off-grid televisions, fans, and refrigerators.
The 2016-17 Global LEAP Awards features a strong package of benefits for Winners and Finalists. Global LEAP Awards Winners and Finalists will be eligible to participate in an affiliated Global LEAP procurement incentives program, designed to drive large-scale procurement and distribution of best-in-class off-grid appliances in key off-grid markets. Winners and Finalists will also be considered by market-leading impact investors Acumen and Shell Foundation as they work to identify breakthrough innovations and impact investment opportunities in off-grid appliance enterprises. Winners and Finalists for the Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Refrigerator will be considered for up to $600,000 in innovation cash prize.
More details about the competition can be found in the attached flyer and at http://globalleap.org/awards/.
Nominations are now open and close on 20 January 2017. Nominate your products using the links provided below.
Nominations for the Global LEAP Awards are Due 20th January 2017 – Submit Yours Today
The Global LEAP Awards are an initiative of the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP), a Clean Energy Ministerial Initiative led by the U.S. Department of Energy. The 2016-17 Global LEAP Awards are supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Scaling Off-Grid Energy: A Grand Challenge for Development initiative, the U.K. Department for International Development’s Ideas to Impact Programme, Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid initiative, and the U.S. Department of Energy. The Global LEAP procurement incentives program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Power Africa, and by the Results Based Financing Facility through Energising Development (EnDev).