Innovations in Energy Access for Low-Income Countries—24 Hour Case Competition

Enter to Win $3,000 in the Innovations in Energy Access for Low-Income Countries 24-hour Case Competition


News Update
Our Energy Access Case Competition was a success! Click here to see the full results of this competition.


You are invited to enter the Innovations in Energy Access for Low-Income Countries—24-Hour Case Competition for your team’s chance to win $3,000!

Are you interested in addressing energy access for low-income countries? Do you want to develop sustainable business solutions for developing markets? If so, we invite you to register for our 24-Hour Case Competition! We are looking for innovative ideas to help tackle the needs of energy access in low-income countries across the globe. Register today to compete!

Challenge Revealed

The case competition begins on 11 a.m., Feb. 13 at the William Davidson Institute, Wyly Hall, 1st Floor. Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala, CEO of Bakulu Power in Uganda will present the competition challenge to participants during a one-hour session. Conference rooms in WDI’s suite will be provided to the participating teams for the 24-hour period. Further instructions will be provided to students after the presentation.

Judging Begins

Each team will have ten minutes to present their solution followed by five minutes of Q&A beginning at 11 a.m., Feb. 14. Presentations will take place at the William Davidson Institute, Wyly Hall, 1st floor during a designated 15 minute period. Judges include U-M faculty in addition to the CEO of Bakulu Power. The winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m. with a light reception.


Participating teams are eligible for a cash prize. The first prize is $3,000; second prize is $2,000; third prize is $1,000. 


Space is limited! Only eight teams may register. Teams must have between two and four members to compete. Registration is open to University of Michigan graduate and undergraduate students. Registration will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Once registration fills up we will continue to accept registrations and add them to the wait-list in the event a spot opens up.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  If you registered you will be notified by email of your team’s status no later than Monday, Feb. 10th.


Information will be posted on this webpage. You may contact Claire Hogikyan at if you have any questions. The Innovations in Energy Access for Low-Income Countries—24 Hour Case Competition is sponsored by the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.

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