OEM Siemens is holding a worldwide contest to identify five top sustainable business or technology proposals to help the world become a better place. The company will award $21,000 and a trip to Berlin, Germany to meet with Siemens Smart Grid experts to the five contestants with the best ideas. Siemens has also committed to providing more than over $1.5 million to translate the participants best ideas into reality.
The contest is accepting proposals through June 15, 2011. The ideas are posted online where people can review and comment openly. Proposals can cover any topic or aspect of energy use and management including creation, distribution, transmission, storage or utilization. Candidates get the opportunity to receive feedback and exposure from people all over the world.