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A New Model for Enabling Innovation in Appropriate Technology for Sustainable Development
Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy
  • Joshua M. Pearce, Michigan Technological University
  • Scott Albritton,
  • Gabriel Grant, Yale University
  • Garrett Steed, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ivana Zelenika, University of British Columbia
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The task of providing for basic human necessities such as food, water, shelter, and employment is growing as the world’s population continues to expand amid climate destabilization. One of the greatest challenges to development and innovation is access to relevant knowledge for quick technological dissemination. However, with the rise and application of advanced information technologies there is a great opportunity for knowledge building, community in-teraction, innovation, and collaboration using various online platforms. This article examines the potential of a novel model to enable innovation for collaborative enterprise, learning, and appropriate technology development on a global scale.

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Pearce, Joshua M., Albritton, S., Grant, G., Steed, G., & Zelenika, I. (2012). A new model for enabling innovation in appropriate technology for sustainable development. Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, 8(2), 42-53.