Smart Villages Lab is dedicated to a long-term program of work in helping define strategies, processes and technologies to help rural villages throughout the world further their economic and social development, in partnership with their national, state and local governments, private sector, and civil society.
We are interested in the following forms of collaboration:
- Research: Joint research projects, especially those involving cross-disciplinary collaborations
- Prototyping: Developing prototype buildings and processes in rural communities, to test the implementation of research in practice
- Capacity Building: Assisting with training of government, professionals and villagers in new forms and techniques
- Finance: Grants either for research by the University of Melbourne, for prototyping, capacity building in local institutions and communities.