The International Development Exchange Association (IDEA) has created a system that merges eight different industry sectors into a 21st century Eco-Lab-Village infrastructure model that is self-sustaining and prosperity-making for its workers and inhabitants.

The IDEA Eco-Lab-Village system incorporates a building technology called MicroWeight Structure that is portable and infinitely expandable using the same four building components and can be assembled and erected in a short period of time with minimal ecological impact and without altering the natural environment in any way.