With increased globalisation, liberalisation and open economy, and with the onset of 4th Industrial revolution, with Information and communication technologies (ICTs) services such as the Internet of Things (IoT), the Artificial Intelligence (AI), competitiveness of firms is increasingly becoming dependant on the ability to incorporate new technology and management practices. It is a dynamic New Combinations between Technology, Market, and Society offering new manufacturing and digital trade platforms, which provides both opportunities and challenges fr Africa’s SMEs. To take advantage and offer standardisation solution, ARSO is collaborating with IEEE on institutional coordination regarding the African Standardization Strategy for the 4th Industrial Revolution under the IEEE-SA Industry Connections Project. Initial activities focus on developing a strategy and roadmap, plus potential pilots and related capacity building activities. The collaboration also entails the deployment of Embedded Computing for Internet of Thing (IoT) Systems IEEE Blended Learning Program (IBLP-IOT-01). This cuts across Many SDGs: 1- Ending Poverty, 2-Zero Hunger, 3-Good Health and Wellbeing, 8-Decent Work and Economic Growth, 9-Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 11-Sustainable Cities and Community.