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Development engineering

ENV-470

Enseignant(s) :

Hostettler Silvia
Schönenberger Klaus Benedikt

Langue:

English

Remarque

Development Engineering: Innovation and Technologies in the Global South

Summary

This course teaches the fundamentals of technologies for development (Development Engineering) to design, pilot, and evaluate appropriate, affordable and robust technologies to address sustainable development challenges (e.g. poverty, environmental degradation) in emerging and developing countries.

Content

Lectures:

Week 1: Introduction to the course and to Development Engineering

Week 2: Context analysis and identification of challenges and opportunities

Week 3: Technological Development and Innovation for sustainable development and poverty reduction

Week 4: Development Technologies (e.g. m-health)

Week 5: Intervention design (human-centered design) and management: quantitative research methods for project design and management. Experimental and quasi-experimental designs

Week 6: Intervention design and management (continued): Qualitative research methods for project design and management

Week 7: Technological Development and Innovation: The sustainable and socially responsible value chain canvas: From engineering to marketing

Week 8:  Technological Development and Innovation (continued): The sustainable and socially responsible value chain canvas: From assembly to commissioning

Week 9: Technological Development and Innovation (continued): The sustainable and socially responsible value chain canvas: From training to recycling and decommissioning

Week 10: Deployment, Adopting/Mainstreaming and Scale-Up: Technology / technological intervention and innovation deployment, adopting/mainstreaming and scale-up

Week 11: Deployment, Adopting/Mainstreaming and Scale-Up: Sustainable business models

Week 12: Evaluation of Development Engineering and Innovation Interventions: From theory to practice

Week 13: Evaluation of Development Engineering  Interventions: From theory to practice (continued)

Week 14: Course summary and presentation of deliverable 

Keywords

Development, development engineering, developing countries, emerging countries, Global South, poverty reduction, social entrepreneurship, technologies for development, sustainable business models, design thinking, human-centered design, value chain canvas, scale-up

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures (100% in English), group work/presentation, projection of film and discussion, and mandatory reading list.

Expected student activities

Homework, group work and presentation, mandatory reading of background material.

Assessment methods

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants No
Forum No
Others Available for questions before the lectures.

Resources

Bibliography

Woolridge, Adrian. 2010. The world turned upside down. A special report on innovation in emerging markets. The Economist, 17.04.2010: 1-14

The final bibliography will be provided during the first day of the course.

Websites
Moodle Link
Videos

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
En construction
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand