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Efficiency for Access Design Challenge

The Efficiency for Access Design Challenge is a global, multi-disciplinary competition that empowers teams of university students to help accelerate clean energy access.

To provide sustainable energy for all, we urgently need to enhance the efficiency and affordability of high performing appliances. The Challenge invites teams of university students to create affordable, high-performing off-grid appliances and supportive technologies.

By bringing together and inspiring students, the competition aims to foster innovation in the off-grid appliances sector. It also seeks to help address barriers that limit market expansion in this area. Furthermore, the Challenge seeks to forge beneficial partnerships between universities, researchers and industry partners at a global level. In this way, it will further strengthen academic capacity within the off-grid sector.

Efficiency for Access Design Challenge 2020 – 21

Year Two of the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge begins in September 2020. This year, 21 universities from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nepal, Uganda, Sweden and the UK will participate. Read the Challenge Brief and learn more here. Here is the schedule of webinars that will be presented this year.

Efficiency for Access Design Challenge Grand Final 2021

The Grand Final will showcase some of the amazing submissions we have received this year, as well as a prize giving ceremony awarding students with the most innovative designs. Featuring presentations from off-grid industry experts and a panel discussion; ‘how do we truly achieve inclusive energy access?’, it will give you the chance to hear insights into the future of the off-grid industry.

Register for the event here


Highlights of Year One

Contact

Students and academics

If you are a student or an academic and have any questions about the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge, please contact  EforAchallenge@est.org.uk

Companies

For more information on sponsoring or future involvement in the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge, please contact EforAchallenge@est.org.uk

Efficiency for Access and Engineers Without Borders UK are delighted to collaborate on the delivery of the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge. The Challenge is funded by UK aid and the IKEA Foundation.