Columbia Venture Competition announces Easy Solar's Parent Company, Azimuth, as winners of 2016 SIPA Challenge Grant

April 29, 2016

​​Easy Solar's Parent Company, Azimuth, is awarded first place in a public policy challenge on tech-driven solutions to solve urban problems


Affordable and clean energy access—opportunities for refugees to provide language services—reliable access to the Internet—these are the goals of the winners of this year’s Dean’s Public Policy Challenge Grant competition, announced by SIPA at the 2016 #StartupColumbia Festival on April 29.The annual competition invites students to propose innovative projects and prototypes that use technology and/or data to solve important urban problems. The winning teams were allocated a total of $65,000 in prize money to support the implementation of their projects.The first-place team, Azimuth Solar, aims to make clean energy affordable for low income off-grid consumers in West Africa. Its members are Nthabiseng Mosia MIA ’16, Eric Silverman MIA ’16, and Alexandre Tourre MPA ’16.


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