IEEE Smart Village stimulates social enterprises by providing renewable electrical systems, start-up training and ongoing support to help poor, energy-deprived communities globally build toward sustainable prosperity.

The goal of IEEE Smart Village is to engage ten Smart Village Entrepreneurs each year, support them with up to $200,000 of seed funding and help them grow a micro-utility business that will impact a million people with clean electricity, communications and quality education (Read More about ISV).

Learn more about IEEE Smart Village at PowerAfrica 2020.

Enter to Win

IEEE Smart Village supports talented individuals and organizations in alignment with the program’s three-pillars of off-grid community electrification, education and enterprise development. A limited number of scholarships are available to assist virtual attendance to the PowerAfrica 2020 conference. Learn more about how you can earn a support award.

NEW “Meet the Entrepreneurs” video competition – US$500 Award in multiple categories. Whether you are an “Old Friend” with a history of support from Smart Village, or what we call a “New Talents” knocking on our door for the first time aspiring for our support, we encourage you to participate in this video competition. Share with us your current project, or a proposed deployment. Award details and how to submit.