Free Online Course
10 weeks long
This course examines the manner in which scientific and technological innovation, or the commercialization of technology-based products and services, is shaping the circumpolar world. Nations around the world have identified innovation as being the cornerstone of economic competitiveness and critical to everything from job creation to environmental sustainability. Comparatively little effort, however, has been made to develop the research capabilities, highly qualified personnel, and commercial environments necessary to promote northern economic and social development. This course looks at the global role of scientific and technological innovation and examines ways in which new technologies and new commercial processes can have a beneficial impact on the North.