Energy

Energy Is A Critical Enabler Of Dignified and Fulfilled Lives

Energy Is A Critical Enabler Of Dignified and Fulfilled Lives

Energy is the engine for economic growth for society and countries as it provides

Bluer Skies and Cleaner Air Amidst COVID-19 Lock-down

It is unfortunate however, that it had to take a global health crisis like

Customer Centricity: Must-Have or a Waste of Energy?

Customer Centricity: Must-Have or a Waste of Energy?

If there is anything anyone doing a business needs to reflect upon each day,

COVID-19 and Its Effect on Access to Basic Needs and Essential Services

COVID-19 and Its Effect on Access to Basic Needs and Essential Services

Traditionally, basic needs consisted of food, water, shelter and clothing. However, the modern age

Powering through COVID-19

Powering through COVID-19

by Joanita Nyangoma, Energy Lab Lead at The Innovation Village With millions of people

Energy – Health Nexus: Energy as an enabler of access to quality and safe healthcare

Energy – Health Nexus: Energy as an enabler of access to quality and safe healthcare

by Joanita Nyangoma, Energy Lab Lead at The Innovation Village Universal health coverage and

Changing the clean energy game in Uganda – En Venture

Changing the clean energy game in Uganda – En Venture

Penny Mbabazi Atuhairwe’ s professional leaning and academic background was in human rights activism

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Core Focus - Frugal Innovation in the context of Africa’s Energy ecosystem

The Energy Lab works with leading organizations spanning the energy industry and cross disciplinary experts, to support and create innovative solutions that address challenges affecting the community. 

We start by identifying problems in the industry, then scout for startups/entrepreneurs that develop technological solutions to solve the identified problems. These solutions are built leveraging frugal techniques whereby solutions are developed where there are limitations in resources forcing the innovators to do more with less i.e. capital is low, resources are scarce, or infrastructure is in need of upgrading.

Our Purpose

To become the leading energy ecosystem builder, enabling disruptive frugal innovations which result into groundbreaking solutions and technologies that will sustainably transform the energy industry.

Our Niche

We aim to achieve our purpose through:

  • Community building through stakeholder engagements, education initiatives and networking.
  • Designing innovation programs using our 4D Methodology (Discover, Develop, Deploy, and Data).
  • Unlocking innovative financing for investment opportunities relevant to the sector.

Thematic areas

Clean energy solution

  • Universal & Equitable access
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy for Productive use
  • Energy, Environment & Climate Action Programming

Financing for startups

  • Types of accessible capital (finance/funding)
  • Innovative financing mechanisms

Energy supply chain optimization

  • Local manufacturing capabilities
  • Local testing and certification facilities
  • Quick and scalable distribution models

Mainstreaming cross cutting issues

  • Types of accessible capital (finance/funding)
  • Innovative financing mechanisms

Who we innovate with:

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