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Politecnico di Milano

Enabling infrastructure in Africa for the Next Production Revolution

Politecnico di Milano via Polimi OPEN KNOWLEDGE


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

This specific course describes enabling infrastructures for the Next Production Revolution. New infrastructure development cannot retrace old paradigms that are inappropriate from a variety of perspectives including environmental, social and economic sustainability.

In this course, you will learn to recognize how smart and integrated infrastructure can support the introduction of the Next Production Revolution while ensuring a sustainable path. The focus will be on digital and green infrastructures that have been recognized as the most effective to achieve sustainable development goals.

The course addresses emerging digital infrastructure including communication networks and technical requirements for NPR applications. Furthermore, it focuses on green infrastructures including the field of energy with distributed renewable energy power sources and the transport sector with greener solutions in both transportation of people and goods.

After taking this Sprint MOOC you’ll be able to understand how smart and integrated infrastructure can boost the Next Production Revolution by creating a network of things, services, data and people.


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