TKO_3119 Inclusive Innovation in the Global South 1–7 ECTS
Organised by
Computer Science
Person in charge
Erkki Sutinen, Hannu Tenhunen, Ethiopia Nigussie, Mikko Apiola

Learning outcomes

The student becomes familiar with technology innovation in the Global South. The student familiarizes to a preferred continent (i.e. Africa), part of a continent, or country, and its culture from a technology innovation perspective. The student focuses on a selected active domain of technology innovation, such as mobile banking, e-health, e-learning, applications for informal workers, technology hubs, business incubation, or technology teaching in the Global South.

The course will give the basis for understanding and competences in
- how to specify and identify technology innovation opportunities in the Global South;
- how to define requirements for an ICT product or service for markets in the emerging economies; and
- how to design solutions as a co-design exercise in an inter-cultural context.

Moreover, the student has gained a possibility to see opportunities for networking with collaborators from the Global South.

Contents

The course material is based on a selection of recent research, technology reports, on-line lectures, presentations, instructions, and other materials. These include:
- experts' presentations, meetings and roundtables
- reading recent academic literature and professional materials in the area
- oral presentations and related discussions

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Project / practical work
  • In English

This is a project course. The student can choose the mode and extent of study. The options include:
- Academic writing and research (short essay, opinion piece, literature review, research proposal, or a research paper),
- Technology review (review of existing projects or applications),
- Technology development (creating a technology prototype, or a technology solution such as a mobile app),
- Preparing a business plan,
- Presentations and demonstrations,
- Field reports from trips to Global South
- Other preferred mode of study

The extent of the coursework will determine the amount of granted course credits.

The course gathers once per period plus at irregular times throughout the study year. It is also possible to participate in the course online. The gatherings include meetings, seminars, discussions, and invited visiting experts' presentations.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Pass/fail.
An exchange rate between the tasks carried out at the course and the credit points will appear on the course website in September 2016, and will be updated by demand

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Future Technologies
2016–2017
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Future Technologies
DP in Computer Science
DP in Computer Science
DP Bachelor of Science in Techn.(Communication St)
DP in Information and Communication Technology
MDP in Digital Health and Life Sciences (Tech.)
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