No prerequisite is required
The exam consists of a written test consisting of six open-ended questions with a maximum score of 5 points. To the thesis on innovation maximum 2 scores will be awarded.
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge about the technologies for the creation and diffusion of innovation within organizations. Economic and technical aspects linked to the application of emerging technologies will be analyzed. Moreover the issues of the green and circular economy will be discussed through examples of companies that have successfully tackled the challenge of sustainable development. The course will also provide knowledge for the implementation of quality management systems in the company.
External consequences of technological change. Technical and economic development. Technology and changing technology. Emerging technologies. Technological innovation. Transfer of technology. Indicators to measure innovation capacity and competitiveness of an economic system (with particular reference to the Italian context). Environmental and eco-sustainable development policies in line with the objectives of the Kyoto Protocol. The emissions trading market. Technologies for the production of energy. Renewable and not-renewable resources. The energy efficiency market. The concept of quality. Quality certification. The quality of products and services. The environmental management systems in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard. Ecolabel. The principles of ISO 9001. The Italian law on health and safety in the workplace.
Lecture notes available on the web site www.Disea.it. and at the information office ( 150 ore). Other recommended books:
hiacchierini E., Tecnologia & Produzione, Edizioni Kappa, 2003
Lazzarin R., La rivoluzione elettrica, Ed. Dario Flaccovio, 2005
Frontal lessons. Presentation of case studies,seminars.
On the day of the oral examination the students will have to submit a thesis regarding a case study on innovation of product , process, and environmentally friendly. Students can contact the teacher by email at the address: firstname.lastname@example.org, or to meet her in the office in via Muroni, 25, (calendar published on the web site www.disea.it).