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Politecnico di Milano

Embracing the Next Production Revolution for a new Africa Narrative

Politecnico di Milano via Polimi OPEN KNOWLEDGE


The course is part of a series of Sprint MOOCs addressing the Next Production Revolution (NPR) paradigma, as a new wave of technological innovation with disruptive implications in production processes, society and environmental concerns. It addresses people from anywhere in the world, from industrialized economies as well as from “developing countries” and particularly from Africa.

This specific course will let you understand the importance to embrace the NPR in terms of achieving Sustainable Development Goals by identifying key technology clusters and enabling infrastructures.

In this course, you will learn to recognize how the confluence of technological innovation, matching with political, institutional and social innovations has the power to trigger a transformative process of our society and to contribute to a new narrative of Africa that leverages on innovation and human capital for the Continent’s prosperity.

Furthermore, we will give examples about the way in which innovation can empower Africa with regard to its international commitment, including climate change actions.

After taking this Sprint MOOC you’ll be able to recognize how unlocking Africa’s potential through innovation and through human capital development is needed to extend the benefits of the New Production Revolution (NPR) to the continent.


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