To increase happiness index of the villagers
Building scalable smart villages
Berkeley - Andhra Smart Village project is a collaborative initiative between Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and University of California Berkeley.
Smart Villages aim at empowering, improving, and connecting villages, while enabling sustainable development by leveraging Digital Technologies.
‘A community empowered by Digital Technologies and Open Innovation platforms to Access Global Market’
Elevating off-grid rural communities by forming partnerships with corporates and startups to promote self sustained communities.
It integrates technology and indigenous rural practices to generate sustainable revenue for the constituents, thus increasing overall standard of living and quality of life period, simultaneously creating economic, social, and environmental value.
It works towards community prosperity through collective strength by providing villagers tools to empower themselves through access to resources, knowledge, and global-connectivity.
According to the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Government of India, Shri. N. Chandrababu Naidu, “We need to make every village smart in which the community is empowered to make smart decisions using smart technologies with the support of smart manpower to be self-sufficient for their inclusive and sustainable development in 20 non-negotiable development commitments”
Perform Two Tests: 1.Global Brands interest in scaling their technologies in rural India. 2.Rural Villagers traction and readiness to accept digital technology.
Work with Villages and Technology Firms (45 Global Brands + 25 Startups) To Develop Scalable Business Models through Co-Innovation Process to: 1.Create Value for Rural People 2.Create Value for Global Brands 3.Create Value for the State