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Free Online Course on Technology Innovation for Sustainable Development

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EPFL is offering free online course on Technology Innovation for Sustainable Development. This course presents a methodology and an approach to develop impactful innovations that have the power to foster sustainable development.

In this course, applicants will learn how to use technology innovation as a tool to fight poverty and enable sustainable development. The course will start on May 1, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 2-3 hours pw
Subject: Engineering
Institution: EPFL and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on May 1, 2017

Providers' Details

EPFL is the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. The past decade has seen EPFL ascend to the very top of European institutions of science and technology: it is ranked #1 in Europe in the field of engineering by the Times Higher Education (based on publications and citations), Leiden Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

About This Course

Technology innovation can be a great enabler for development in low and middle-income countries. This course presents a methodology and an approach to develop impactful innovations that have the power to foster sustainable development.

Whether you are from an industrialized or a developing country, whether you are employed in a company, an NGO, an international organization or a government. Whether you are an academic, an independent entrepreneur, or simply a passionate individual, this course is for you.

You will learn how, as an innovator, you can help solve important issues that burden those living in poverty. Through practical examples, we will demonstrate how you can take your initiative from a blank sheet of paper through to large-scale deployment of your technology innovation.

Why Take This Course?

In this course applicants will learn how to use technology innovation as a tool to fight poverty and enable sustainable development.

Learning Outcomes

  • Determine how contextual factors influence technology development and deployment.
  • Create innovative technologies that sustainably impact poverty.
  • Lead a technology innovation process -from initial concept to product scale-up- maximizing impact and minimizing risk.
  • Evaluate alternative business models for technologies intended to impact poverty.

Instructors

Klaus Schönenberger PhD

Program Leader, Cooperation and Development Center, EPFL Switzerland

Solomzi Makohliso PhD

Deputy Program Leader, Cooperation and Development Center, EPFL Switzerland

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
  • EdX offers honor code certificates of achievement, verified certificates of achievement, and XSeries certificates of achievement. Currently, verified certificates are only available in some courses.
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