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 is related to the design of an effective regulatory framework for energy and digital markets that is crucial for the uptake of the Next Production Revolution.
It addresses regulation as an important element of public policy, including the identification of the main actors that can regulate a market, and the reasons why the regulation of energy and digital markets is crucial.
Furthermore, it investigates specific features in the energy field, where markets are characterised by large infrastructures for production, transmission and distribution, which makes economies of scale highly relevant. On the other hand, the new wave of digital innovation imposes a proper regulation system that is able to set effective data protection, a legal system that incorporates intellectual property protection and new principles and rules.
After taking this Sprint MOOC you’ll be able to identify what regulation schemes are most appropriate to enable innovation in energy and digital technologies.