5 Journeys of Smart Village Initiative for Rural Economic Development

We have proposed an ecosystem approach where all participating firms deploy their solutions and will work together toward a specific mission in selected village clusters to showcase a measurable impact. 

What is Open-Innovation and How Does it Help Resolve Challenges in the Rural World?

The Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation brings together scholars and practitioners—from executives to students—to understand Open Innovation and overcome the unique challenges of openly innovating in large enterprises. Smart Village Movement is founded on the same collaborative principles.

Rebuilding India Initiative

Over 40 global corporate leaders spent 3 days together in August 2020 at the first virtual Berkeley Innovation Forum dedicated to the topic “Rebuilding India Post COVID”. This report is prepared at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business for NITI Aayog for evaluation and input, creating a roadmap that will be implemented by the government of India. Significant to Smart Village Movement is their focus on healthcare, agriculture, and financial inclusion to promote the well-being and empowerment of people especially those in rural areas where almost 70% of India’s population resides.

HBR Case Study: How to Build Scalable Smart Villages

The case focuses on the development of a Smart Village in Mori, Andhra Pradesh (AP), India. The Chief Minister of the state, N. Chandrababu Naidu, completed a series of visits to rural villages in his state of 60 million residents, 35 million of whom live in rural areas. CM Naidu seeks to create a new policy mechanism to address the many unmet needs of his constituents in AP. He decided to launch an experiment called Smart Villages. The case describes the many unmet needs of rural villagers in India

HBR Case Study : Prototyping a Scalable Smart Village to Simultaneously Create Sustainable Development and Enterprise Growth Opportunities

This case focuses on the development of a Smart Village in the village of Mori, in the state of Andhra Pradesh (AP), India. The chief minister of the state, N. Chandrababu Naidu, has recently completed a series of visits to rural villages in his state of 60 million residents, 35 million of whom live in rural areas. Minister Naidu seeks to create a new policy mechanism to address the many unmet needs of his constituents in AP. He has decided to launch an experiment called Smart Villages. The case describes the many unmet needs of rural villagers in India, and also discusses some of the approaches that the Chief Minister had tried in an earlier period, before his party lost power. Back in office as Chief Minister, he is now motivated to try something new.