THE PULSE as a partner platform
Today, there is a broad range of companies, NGO’s and public sector actors with innovative products and services that target crucial needs of last mile communities in critical sectors such as agricultural machinery, products & services, mobility & transport solutions, renewable energy solutions, quality & affordable consumer goods, access to safe drinking water, access to finance solutions, lifesaving healthcare solutions, and many others.
Today, all of these innovative organizations unfold only a fraction of their potential input, as they all are acting on their own. Additionally, unit economics are challenging because revenue streams are limited and do not cover expensive path-to-market strategies for just one product/service.
THE PULSE targets to combine complementary products and services across many sectors and create synergies in order to boost each of these providers’ income far more than by each venture operating separately. The synergies of THE PULSE Centers as a partner platform derive from reduced CAPEX for each participating partner to access the last mile (reduced cost of ownership) and shared cost of operations (e.g., for stock audits, cash collection, supply chain, central provisioning of energy, connectivity, etc.).
THE PULSE benefits
Organizations can penetrate those last growth markets through THE PULSE platform with the following benefits:
Critical sectors for partnerships
Agriculture & Food
The agriculture partners make agricultural products (such as seeds) and services (such as crop price information and weather forecast) available to smallholders. Moreover, they rent out and serviced machinery (such as tractors or irrigation systems). Finally, partners build and improve the value chain for local produces through aggregation, storage, cooling, pre-processing and linking local farmers to national and international markets.
Solar Cooling technologies has since 2017 been producing and delivering solar powered cooling solutions, mainly for sub-Saharan Africa. Development and production are based in Berlin, carried out by working partnerships with several specialized companies.
Great Lakes Tilapia Farm is planned to be the pioneer in large – scale commercial aquaculture in Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region. The Farm is designed to integrate Rwandan resources and global leading, sustainable aquaculture practices. Great Lakes Tilapia future expansion phases will meet the needs of more millions of happy repeat customers.
IrrigationNets: Seawater cooling for salt-free cooling and humidity in photovoltaic greenhouses.
Other companies in the group of companies around IrrigationNets are:
DRY-Solar: Low cost fruit drying photovoltaic systems.
Flower-Power: Water harvesting + Water Storage + Flood prevention + Erosion control with solar systems.
ewind Betreiber- und Vertriebs- GmbH distributes various agri-photovoltaic systems.
The clean Water Partner will be installing water treatment units on a dedicated space to provide the community with purified, safe and clean drinking water.
Boreal Light GmbH is a Berlin based company specialized on renewable energy solution for water treatment facilities. The company designs and manufactures affordable solar water desalination systems for off-grid communities around the globe. Systems manufactured by Boreal Light are capable of delivering high quality hygiene drinking, irrigation, fish farm and sanitation water from any kind of high saline and polluted water resources.
The connectivity partner implements the technology on THE PULSE plot, offers connectivity services to THE PULSE partners and the general population. The solar system implemented on the plot provides stable and reliable 24/7 power to the tower.
The e-mobility partner provides e-vehicles (bicycles, tricycles, motorbikes) that will be rented, leased or sold to local entrepreneurs who are using the vehicles to transport goods and people between THE PULSE Centers and the catchment area.
Ewaka is a company specialized in offering
Anywhere.Africa designs and makes a range of e-bikes that deliver people, goods and services along the transport infrastructure of Africa as it exists right now.
Our e-bikes, e-cargo bikes and e-bike taxis are outputted from local micro-factories where they are welded and assembled and then sold and serviced via a franchise business model.
This de-centralised production means A.A bikes are made in Africa and the businesses are African owned.
We make vehicles for 21st century Africa.
Forget Roads Forget Fossil Deliver Anywhere
Education, Training & Capacity building
Partners provide innovative, adapted learning solutions to individuals, organizations, and institutions and deliver capacity development.
Financial partners offer adapted banking services (such as savings accounts and loans) and/or (micro) insurances (e.g., for agriculture or health).
Fast Moving Consumer Goods "FMCG"
The partners add their product range to the retail and/or wholesale business operated by THE PULSE to penetrate new markets at low cost of operations, to extend their reach of distribution and learn more about their customer base at the last mile. Partners can rent shelf or advertising space.
Healthcare partners provide relevant products, offer treatments (such as first aid or midwifery) with referral to the nearest hospital if needed, and offer specialized solutions (such as eyeglasses, etc.).
Partner installs solar power infrastructure and provides energy to THE PULSE partners as the anchor clients and with the potential to provide to the community.
Nu-Solar Infracon has been a front-runner in selling and developing high-quality products that run on cost-friendly solar energy. Their solar products are custom designed by our own team of experts to meet the needs of the clients. The business scope of the company covers solar project investment, EPC, Project design, installation, O&M. Based in their experience of building and operating solar power systems, Nu-Solar Infracon will be also installing round the clock solar-powered energy generation units combined with battery backup for uninterrupted power supply to THE PULSE and later extend these services to THE PULSE communities to remove darkness from their life.
Solar Home Systems (SHS)
Solar Home System providers can offer their products and services (such as “Pay As You Go”, (PAYG)) to penetrate new markets at low cost of operations, given that the catchment area is pulled to THE PULSE Centers instead of SHS partners having to be present at each last mile village.
Solarworx provides a new generation of solar home systems for off-grid households and businesses. Our goal is to foster the global energy transition and connect the 1.2 billion people living without access to electricity around the world.
INNO-NEAT is a company focused on repurposing used lithium-ion cells into Solar Ready batteries, lowering total cost of ownership for battery based storage solution, protect the environment.
Partner installs Bio gas system on THE PULSE that turns organic waste into cooking gas, powering the restaurant and other facilities, with the aim to:
nOa climate is a Berlin based company that develops and promotes a range of sustainable products internationally. The company will provide THE PULSE centers with off-grid biogas systems for clean cooking and other purposes, as well as solar-powered plastic upcycling facilities as small enterprises for local entrepreneurs.
The technical advisors will provide expert knowledge and guidance in the set-up, the organization and the implementation of the business in the ground for smooth and meatless operations.
Solarkiosk Solutions GmbH
is responsible for the implementation of the business model, incl. the technical aspects as well as the development of the platform approach, by providing blueprints, system, seconding managers, and finding international companies/organizations and connecting them to THE PULSE Rwanda Ltd.
THE PULSE business model is built on the experience of the managers and partners of Solarkiosk Solutions GmbH of establishing and operating East Africa’s largest rural retail network between 2011 and 2019 with 239 managed retail shops in 5 Sub-Sahara African countries, among others in Rwanda with 74 shops at the last mile.
Hence, Solarkiosk Solutions GmbH has developed all necessary policies and procedures as well as a Point-of- Sale (POS) system, all adapted to the retail business model in last mile, off-grid BoP communities, to ensure a proper set up and successful operations of THE PULSE.
TSPA’s team is composed of talented urban planners, architects, urban scientists, engineers, geodata and communication experts. We deliver projects ranging from regional development to urban planning, from neighbourhood design to place-making. Our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to solve complex design issues combining rational data-driven analysis with creative methods.
Besides our extensive work with German cities, we have realised projects in five world regions: MENA (Middle East and North Africa), Sub-Saharan Africa, South-East Asia, Central Asia, Russia, and Europe. This global experience allows us to find pioneering solutions for each specific context.
Our clients include national and municipal authorities as well as the private sector. We have a long record of cooperation with international development agencies, such as UN-Habitat, GIZ and French Development Agency. With our work we develop Sustainable Development Goals into practice by integrating spatial, socio-economic, and governance dimensions.
With our community-driven data network, Groots provides access to high quality, localized data. Unparalleled customization options mean that Groots can adjust network parameters and optimize insights to any project, product, or campaign.
EcoPhi specialize in all-in-one monitoring and control solutions for solar, water and agriculture. Therefore, we have developed high-quality, robust and flexible IoT systems for challenging and harsh environments.
Our modular systems can efficiently monitor and control both small and simple, as well as large and complex plants. Sophisticated and easy-to-install boxes, matching sensors and our online platform enable you to facilitate the operation of your plants and reduce costs. Our solutions are suitable for operators, NGOs, installers, and manufacturers.
PineBerry is a German-Kenyan service provider offering an “Everything-as-a-Service” platform for energy access players.
Our mission is to accelerate access to clean energy in emerging markets with digital services.
The PineBerry software is 100% customizable, affordable and easy to use.
How to become a partner of THE PULSE
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