The headline message of the Scottish Government’s new economic drive is ‘Inclusive Growth’. Smart Villages offer a technology-driven platform for achieving this across rural Scotland, a platform for an alternative, bottom up approach to local economic regeneration initiatives.
Smart Villages are a form of ‘GovTech’, startup tech innovations intended for Government needs, delivering a platform for digital communities at a hyper-local level.
Smart Villages provide ‘Destination Management Systems’ as a service, so that small rural communities can utilize powerful digital tourism capabilities to better promote themselves to an international visitor market.
High speed broadband is the essential foundation for the economic success of Scotland’s rural communities, however roll out faces difficult challenges.
Our Smart Village Platform (SVP) provides a suite of Cloud applications for enabling Scotland’s rural communities to better participate in the Digital Economy.
Best practices identified by Scotland’s Rural College that would unlock £2.5 BILLION in new economic growth as a consequence of adopting rural digital innovations.
The report – A New Blueprint for Scotland’s Rural Economy: Recommendations to Scottish Ministers, published by the National Council of Rural Advisors, makes a primary recommendation of developing a Rural Economic Framework (REF).
Communities can use the Collaborative Documents and Forum features of Smart Village sites to organize their own Participatory Budgeting activities.
Case studies of rural communities that have harnessed e-commerce to boost their local economies.
Smart Villages will accelerate the roll out of climate change adaptation best practices across Scotland.