SOLARKIOSK GmbH is the first-ever recipient of the biennial Carl-Duisberg-Society Prize for Entrepreneurship (CDG – Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft Unternehmer Preis) in the category “Development through Innovation”. The company was honored at an awards ceremony hosted by the Berlin branch of the KfW Development Bank and featured Mr. Dirk Niebel, the German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, as the main event speaker. The CDG-Prize recognizes ventures whose aim is to contribute to the sustainable development of emerging economies.
The Carl-Duisberg-Society was founded in 1949 with the aim to initiate development through the means of education and innovation. The ceremony also recognized the recipient of the CDG-Prize in the “Development through Business” category, as well as the recipients of the Walter Scheel Award which recognized exceptional public service and non-profit endeavors.