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Emerging Technologies

Value Creation for Sustainable Development

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  • Describes 34 emerging technologies and reviews their application toward achieving the UN SDGs
  • Draws on reviews of the business models of 650 companies
  • Offers a theoretical background in innovation
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Part of the book series: Sustainable Development Goals Series (SDGS)

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Table of contents (20 chapters)


About this book

This monograph investigates a multitude of emerging technologies including 3D printing, 5G, blockchain, and many more to assess their potential for use to further humanity’s shared goal of sustainable development. Through case studies detailing how these technologies are already being used at companies worldwide, author Sinan Küfeoğlu explores how emerging technologies can be used to enhance progress toward each of the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to guarantee economic growth even in the face of challenges such as climate change.


To assemble this book, the author explored the business models of 650 companies in order to demonstrate how innovations can be converted into value to support sustainable development. To ensure practical application, only technologies currently on the market and in use actual companies were investigated. This volume will be of great use to academics, policymakers, innovators at the forefront of green business, and anyone else who is interested in novel and innovative business models and how they could help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

    Sinan Küfeoğlu

About the author

Dr. Sinan Küfeoğlu is working as the International Outstanding Research Fellow at the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey on his project "Digitalisation in Energy Sector: Digital Solutions and New Business Models". Dr Küfeoğlu is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. He also works as a Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. Furthermore, he is leading the collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in preparing recommendations for boosting the digital resilience of critical infrastructure. This work is a part of the EBRD’s Digital Pathways agenda. He was an adviser at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), CIFAL Istanbul, for integrating United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into university education and provided consultancy to the World Bank in the field of application of Machine Learning in electric power system. 

Dr. Küfeoğlu completed his D.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering at Aalto University, Finland in 2015 and 2011 respectively. He got his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 2009. His research interests include energy futures, sustainable development, energy economics and technology policy.

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