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Funded by UK Aid, Ideas to Impact is an action-research programme designing, implementing and testing innovation prizes, to induce innovative solutions to development challenges in Climate Change Adaptation, Energy Access and WASH.

We have launched five different innovation prizes in Ghana, Kenya, Nepal and globally (DFID priority countries).

A key element of the programme is testing, researching and learning about innovation prizes for development. We are sharing this learning through learning briefs, papers, blogs and other learning materials.


Prize Themes

Ideas to Impact has designed and are implementing two WASH focused innovation prizes, the Sanitation Challenge for Ghana and the non-revenue water focused prize, Dreampipe II. To learn more about the prizes and why we chose these WASH challenges...
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Energy Access is another key theme for Ideas to Impacts innovation prizes, designing and implementing the Cylinder Prize and the Global LEAP Awards. To learn more about the prizes and Energy Access...
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Climate Change Adaptation is a key theme for Ideas to Impact, designing and implementing two innovation prizes around the theme. Adaptation at Scale prize in Nepal and Climate Information Prize in Kenya, both induce innovative climate change adaptation. To learn more about the prizes and Climate Change Adaptation...
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latest news

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Winner of Off-Grid Refrigerator Innovation Prize for Appropriate Design and User Experience announced
Lorenza Geronimo | 08 November 2018

KIGALI, RWANDA – On 8 November 2018, at the Unlocking Solar Capital Africa conference, the Scaling Off-Grid Energy (SOGE) Grand Challenge for Development

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Ecolife
10 innovative tech companies receive £10,000 each in UK Aid-funded Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge
Lorenza Geronimo | 03 August 2018

We are excited to announce the ten finalists of the Global LEAP Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge (OGCCC), which is funded by UK aid delivered by the Department

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Dreampipe II winner
Dreampipe Challenge - Phase II winners announced
Lorenza Geronimo | 21 May 2018

On 9 May 2018, within the International Water Association’s Water Loss Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, the winners of the Dreampipe Challenge were

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Latest Blog

Weircapacity
Interview: Getting to know Weircapacity, Dreampipe third winner
Lorenza Geronimo | 19 October 2018

The Dreampipe Challenge closed in May 2018 with the announcement of four winners. They have delivered demonstration projects to tackle non-revenue water (NRW

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Farmer
Spotlight on the 10 finalists of the UK Aid-funded Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge
Ideas to Impact Team | 02 October 2018

In August, we announced the organisations shortlisted for the second stage of the Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge (OGCCC), which is funded by UK Aid delivered by

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Workshop
Insights from the Climate Information Prize in Kenya
Ideas to Impact Team | 28 September 2018

The UK Aid-funded Climate Information Prize (CIP) will close in November with the announcement of the winner of up to $200,000. As of now, we have shortlisted

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