Kootenay Lake Innovation Centre is a Creative Coworking Space for Open Source Innovation now creating a Smart Village that will be located in Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada. We are a living lab using regenerative design to create scalable communities for affordable living. We are testing and building low cost but high performance housing, food growing systems, shared electric transportation and micro-grid energy. It has makerspaces, leverages a creative collective, and intergenerational programs for new business technologies.
Smart Villages are new rural communities that begin with open data standards and civic engagement platforms to co-create its design with bioregional data first.
Through experimentation and education, the village updates in real time and enables its residents to live in a circular economy with regenerative functionality.
Each new Smart Village becomes part of a global network of other Smart Villages that work together and share learnings to solve the greatest challenges of our time.
We are looking to partner with you and your members, customers and employers. We need regional technology solutions, datasets, professionals, schools and educators.
This is for Kaslo, BC and Kootenay Regional organizations to partner together in the bioregion.