We have a vision of a virtual centre for higher learning: a collaboration centre. It’s not a bricks-and-mortar building. It’s a place online where researchers & developers and community members from anywhere in the world can meet to exchange ideas about creative rural economies. To learn more or participate, join us on facebook now.
The collaboration centre will offer one-stop-shopping for centralized research and development. We’ll organize existing research and stimulate new work. You will be able to follow strings of conversations by participants, read their research papers, identify key players and obtain their contact information. It will serve as a catalyst for real-world development.
Results for you
If a university does a study about access to fibre-optics and its relationship to economic prosperity, you might identify an entrepreneurial opportunity to grow the fibre-optic grid or engineer something to facilitate it.
Results for your community
If grape growers can grow more grapes as a result of research they read at the online collaboration centre, our real-world communities can benefit from greater employment, stronger industry, retention, attraction and a greater tax base. We all win.