PNS0206 Digitalisation and the bioeconomy, 5.0 Credits
Subjects Technology Economy Forest Management Rural Development
Pass / Failed
The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
Enrolled as a PhD student
Transitions to more sustainable production-consumption systems are sought to decouple economic development from natural resource depletion and avoid further potentially catastrophic environmental degradation. The production and use of renewable and biological products and process are likely to form a key part of such transitions given their overall societal importance and environmental impacts. Such developments of the ‘Bioeconomy’ is likely to involve increases in demand for bio-based material from agriculture, aquaculture and forestry to satisfy societies’ fundamental needs for transport, energy, housing, food and fiber. Innovations will be needed to transform bio-based value chains and stimulate the emergence of more resource efficient industrial practices. Digitalization is likely to form a key part of such developments and include the deployment of Information and Communication Technologies to augment production practices and attain greater precision, automation and efficiencies. Such digitally augmented innovations are likely to be developed in various contexts, including test-beds. This course explores the interface between digitalization and the bioeconomy with a particular focus on their development in test beds and subsequent adoption to help achieve more sustainable bioeconomies.
The course is based on one introductory seminar, three participant -managed seminars and a final presentation seminar, where participants will present their own papers on empirical study. The first four seminars will require individual written reflective notes.
Application to the course should be sent to Per-Anders Langendahl, firstname.lastname@example.org be written in English and include:
- name, affiliation, full address, e-mail and phone number
- name and affiliation of PhD supervisor
- short description of PhD project (0,5-1 page)
This course is offered by the research school Social Science Perspectives on Sustainable Development, an umbrella organization between the Department of Economics and the Department of Urban and Rural Development.
Department of Economics