Energy access is a critical determinant of
socio-economic development and quality of life. While
energy kiosks have emerged as a potent solution for
extending energy access to underserved communities,
their development often necessitates innovation and
expertise that academic institutions can offer. By
facilitating knowledge transfer and leveraging
intellectual capital, academic spin-offs play a pivotal role
in accelerating progress toward universal energy access.
Energy kiosks, also known as energy access points or
mini-grids, have emerged as a critical solution to address
the energy access gap in underserved and remote
communities. These kiosks play a pivotal role in
providing clean and reliable energy services to off-grid
areas, improving the living standards. This paper
provides an overview of the intersection between
Academic Spin-Offs (ASO), (which are startups or
companies originating from academic research), and the
development of energy kiosks based on works from a
selected number of journals.
Keywords : Academic Spin-off, Energy Kiosk, High-Tech Spin Off Companies, Virtual Power Plant.