Invitation letter

  • Welcome to the SMART (Startup Mission for Art/Design, Responsibility and Technology) Competition 2019. On behalf of all the committee members, we would cordially invite you to the competition and conference (ICEAS 2019). We will hold the International S.M.A.R.T competition in Tanzania for the second time and will also host a conference together.

    This competition will be held twice in total as the Korea S.M.A.R.T competition in July and the International competition in August.

    As the tradition of S.M.A.R.T competition, we focus on 1) technology based startup, 2) startup considering social responsibility 3) and business utilizing design and art. Besides these areas, any startup ideas based on convergence of all three areas are more than welcome.

    In addition ICEAS 2019 conference will provide a forum for the presentation of startup related issues including energy, Aquatech, sustainability, smart systems, and appropriate technology, education and topics related to above three areas of competition. We aim to provide opportunities for researchers to exchange knowledge and promote the international and multi-disciplinary collaborations.

    The venue, Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) is the leading institute of venture incubation and education of the East African as well as the famous gateway to Mt. Kilimanjaro and Serengeti National Park.

    We are all looking forward to seeing you in Arusha, Tanzania and have a cheerful time with participating professionals and students. Asante Sana
  • Professor Sung-Hoon Ahn

  • Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea
  • Prof. Emmanuel Luoga

  • Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Tanzania

Organizing Committee Chairs

  • Director Herb Rhee (iTEC, Tanzania)
  • President Young-Chang Joo (UNITEF, South Korea)
  • Professor Alfred Muzuka (NM-AIST, Tanzania)
  • Director Ji-Young Rhee (E3Empower, USA)
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