With the empowering people. Award, Siemens Stiftung recognizes technological and social innovations with the potential to deliver lasting improvements to living conditions in developing and emerging nations. The most promising participants of the global competition, which has hundreds of applicants from more than 80 countries, are accepted into the empowering people. Network. The network supports the inventors and social entrepreneurs through workshops, training and coaching to transfer expertise, public relations work, and contact with potential partners and investors. Entries will be invited this year for the next competition.