Village Data Analytics

Actionable data intelligence for frontier markets.

VIDA is an earth observation and AI-powered custom software that enables data-driven investment, business and policy decisions in rural villages in Africa and Asia.

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Join our growing team!

We are looking for bright individuals to join us on our mission to develop VIDA and help end energy poverty. If you are a data scientist or software engineer and want to work with a world-class team for a social cause, get in touch with us. See open positions here.

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Our work is featured in PV Magazine

VIDA (and our colleague Philippe) is featured in the July issue of pv magazine. The article takes a look at how machine learning boosts energy access by enabling better planning and operation of electrification projects. It shows how VIDA accelerates electrification by creating a new basis of data for investment decisions. You can read the article here (paywall).

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VIDA won EU’s PARSEC Accelerator for startups in data science and earth observation

Some good news on VIDA – we just won the EU’s PARSEC Accelerator for startups in data science and earth observation. (Out of ca. 500 companies in the first round, and 60 in the second, we came first.)
Especially our work on electrification of health centres in Africa was recognised by a jury consisting of leading data scientists, satellite experts and entrepreneurs.

Read PARSEC’s press release here.

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CASE STUDIES

Site selection for mini-grids in West Africa
VIDA helped PowerGen identify and evaluate mini-grid sites in West Africa
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The role of digitization for energy access
How data and better planning can help us achieve energy access for all by 2030
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Digital planning for the off-grid energy sector
How digital planning tools significantly de-risk and accelerate electrification efforts.
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Informing the COVID-19 response in developing countries
Planning for COVID-19 using earth observation and data analytics
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AWARD & RECOGNITIONS

Copernicus Accelerator

2020​ Participant

Copernicus Masters Planet

2019 Finalist “See Change, Change the World” Challenge

PARSEC Accelerator

2020 Winner

Start Up Energy Transition Award​

2020 Finalist​