Potential Breakthroughs in the Use of Energy in Off-Grid Villages Forward Look Workshop

Date/s: 18/12/2015

Social Enterprises and Industrial Markets for Smart Villages in developing countries technology breakthroughs over the next 10-15 years with potential applications


  • Social enterprises or Inclusive businesses: Product or service which is socially beneficial
  • Inclusive markets: Industries that create jobs and affordable goods and services


  • What is the breakthrough opportunity in productive use of energy/electricity in remote villages enabled by current research, quantified as far as possible?
  • What are likely to be the key challenges to achieving successful deployment of the technologies, and what needs to be done to meet those challenges?