Technology Innovation for Sustainable Development

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شعار المنصة
يبدأ من 2019-12-15 إلى 2050-01-01
15.00 ساعة تعليمية
مبتدئ
اللغة : الإنجليزية
ترجمة المقرر
4 المهارات

نبذة عن المقرر

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. The course proposes tools to 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.

This course is about coming up with an idea and taking it from concept to large-scale deployment.

It fosters an entrepreneurial approach, as you will learn how to design business models that are relevant to address development-related challenges. It encourages co-creating the solution with the key stakeholders involved, including the affected populations.Coming-up with solutions that are more affordable and more durable, that require less use of consumables and electricity while still being economically viable, concerns all of us, and not just the people living in poverty.

There is no previous knowledge required.

المدربين

Klaus Schönenberger
Klaus Schönenberger
Klaus Schönenberger spent over 10 years in the medical devices industry in leading positions. In 2009 he was shocked by the inequality in access to essential medical devices between industrialized and poor countries. He thus left the industry and went to start up the EssentialMed Foundation, a non-profit venture, which he is now leading as its CEO. In 2011, he joined EPFL to initiate and lead EssentialTech, a program aimed at developing technologies adapted to the context of low-income countries. The flagship project of EssentialTech is a digital x-ray imaging system designed for developing and emerging countries. This project has led to the creation of a start-up company where Klaus is a co-founder and chairman of the board. https://essentialtech.epfl.ch
Solomzi Makohliso
Solomzi Makohliso
Solomzi Makohliso is the Deputy Leader of the EssentialTech Program at EPFL. He is an international entrepreneur with biotechnology start-up industry experience from the United States, Switzerland, and South Africa. His areas of interest include sustainable innovation, entrepreneurship and impact investing, especially geared towards healthcare and green technologies in sub-Saharan Africa. He currently serves on the Swiss National Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation in Science & Technology with Africa, as well as a board member of various start-up companies in South Africa and Switzerland. Previously, he served as a member of the Biotechnology Advisory Panel for the national Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) in South Africa and was a Member of the Nanotechnology Advisory Board in South Africa. https://essentialtech.epfl.ch