HAC Funding Opportunities
Since 2013, IEEE HAC and one of its subcommittees, the IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology or “SIGHT,” have provided funding to IEEE Members who prepare and implement humanitarian technology and sustainable development projects in their local communities. The projects are required to address one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Project teams must build a relationship with the partner community to identify a specific need and develop a plan to address it through the development, customization, or deployment of technology. They take into account the relevant environmental, cultural, socio-economic, and infrastructural issues that could affect the project and its impact. Many times teams partner with local government, NGOs, schools and universities, or companies to effectively deploy the solution.