|| The Global LEAP Awards is an international competition to identify and promote the world’s best off-grid appliances, accelerating market development and innovation. The 2019 Global LEAP Awards will include competitions of off-grid refrigerators and, for the first time ever, solar water pumps.
Eligible appliances nominated for the Global LEAP Awards will be evaluated on their affordability, quality and durability, off-grid design, truth-in-advertising, and energy performance. Products will be tested in accredited test laboratories according to internationally-accepted test methods, and winners will be identified by a panel of expert judges. The products recognized by the Global LEAP Awards offer a strong balance of price, energy efficiency, performance, and reliability.
- Refrigerator competition Winners and Finalists will be considered for a UK-aid funded £100,000 innovation prize focused on affordability. Prize money will be awarded for innovations that enable reductions in 1) unit cost and 2) end-user price.
- Winners and Finalists will participate in a global promotional campaign, including opportunities to interface with distributers and investors in key markets.
- Winners and Finalists will have the opportunity to find potential investors through the newly-formed Efficiency for Access Coalition Investor Network. Convened by Acumen, the network includes Shell Foundation and 18 other leading investment organizations.
- Look out for more news about other financing programs and innovation prizes available to Winners and Finalists.
If you have any questions regarding the Global LEAP Awards please contact info@globalLEAP.org.