What is a Smart Village?

A community empowered by Digital Technologies & Open Innovation Platforms to access Global Markets

More than 3.4 billion rural people in the world do not have access to global markets. The Smart Village Movement works with governments, global corporations and universities to enable rural people to provide for themselves through entrepreneurship, job training and onboarding them to open innovation platforms

An Ecosystem:

The village that leverages its resources as well as those of surrounding villages, distant places and entities to generate revenue and lower its costs and risk.

A Brand:

The village creates an identity and be known for something of value that is unique – grassroots.

A Business Model:

A village that creates value for its people and others outside its ecosystem by utilizes lean and cost-effective state of the art technologies and capture some of that value for itself.

An Economic Development Platform:

The village that allows many external businesses to access its resources to profit from them – win-win.

A Community:

Self-organized network of people who collaborate by sharing ideas, information and resources to build a strong ecosystem – when all else fails the community remains to rebuild itself.

A Sustainable Unit:

The village that generates triple bottom line: a) people b) profit and c) planet

Participating Firms

Participating Institutions