Technology Scouting for Sustainable Development
Technological innovation and digitalisation enable comprehensive, transformative change and are key factors for social, economic and organisational change worldwide. In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the use of the potentials of innovative technologies will be of central importance. The complexity and potential of diverse technological innovations such as an AI Mentor, Healthcare Blockchain System, 3D Printed Architecture, Mobile Money or e-Mediation are often difficult to predict and estimate.
In order to exploit the growing potential of innovative technologies for sustainable development, a comprehensive systematic analysis of their technological maturity and their potential sustainability impact is essential.
The techDetector - The first technology radar for sustainable development
The techDetector offers a strategic and analytical assessment of innovative technologies and their potential relevance for sustainable development. This sustainable technology scouting application is unique in the environment of international technology rankings. Beyond abstract mega trend observations, the techDetector offers a systematic assessment along the GIZ sustainability dimensions.
With 100 technologies, the techDetector represents a selection of relevant technologies from all sectors of expertise of the GIZ. Each technology is evaluated on its technological readiness level as well as on its potential sustainability impact.
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