Who can apply?

Pursue your passion! Give back to the community!
Follow your dreams and make choices which help others.
The IEEE Smart Village (ISV) New Talents Program supports talented individuals, who aspire to become Smart Village Entrepreneurs and Developers working to provide electricity in the most vulnerable communities in the world. ISV provides leadership opportunities and special attendance support to participate in the IEEE PowerAfrica 2020 (PAC 2020) Virtual Conference and Smart Village workshops - August 25th to 28th 2020.

Be a leader for a new generation!
The ISV program is built to help you become a leader.
The ideal candidate:
  1. Understands and embraces ISV’s three pillars: Energy, Education and Enterprise.
  2. Demonstrates startup experience with success.
  3. Builds respectful relationships with communities and treat them as working partners, not charity cases.
  4. Establishes respectful relationships with authorities at the village, state and national levels.
  5. Creates an excellent management team with business, technology, and education components.
  6. Develops a clear vision of a business plan capable of reaching at least a million people in five years.
  7. Foresees the ability to attract investment capital for growth after a successful pilot.
  8. Envisions an ownership plan that includes and incentivizes community members as business partners.
  9. Willing to collaborate with holistic partners in addressing other critical needs.
  10. Passionately dedicates themselves to tackle the daunting challenges along the way.