Solving the world’s largest challenges requires radically new connections. Combinations of technologies that were never linked before, or innovation partnerships between unlikely partners. These connections lead to radical innovations, for example to cars powering homes, people producing their own drinking water, and buildings becoming computers.
While the ideas may be inspiring, the development and implementation of these innovations are extremely complex. Questions arise on various topics, and they are closely connected: technology (how to make it work?), business models (how to make it economically attractive?), public interest (what are society’s opportunities and concerns?), and regulation (if society wants this, how can we allow it?).
The Green Village’s goal is to accelerate the development and implementation of these radical innovations. They do this by bringing together everyone who needs to be involved – scientists and engineers, businesses, the public, and government – at an inspiring place where innovations can be developed, tested and demonstrated by these partners. In an experimental real-life setting, a true living lab at Delft University of Technology that is open to anyone, including you.