TECHNE 22 (2021): Circular Transition and Design
Essays and Viewpoint

From crisis to a sustainable future. Processes of technology transfer from Europe to the MENA region

Emilio Antoniol
Dipartimento Culture del Progetto, Università Iuav di Venezia, Italia
Margherita Ferrari
Dipartimento Culture del Progetto, Università Iuav di Venezia, Italia
Published July 29, 2021
Keywords
  • MENA region,
  • Reconstruction,
  • Circular economy,
  • Technology transfer,
  • Enabling technologies
How to Cite
Antoniol, E., & Ferrari, M. (2021). From crisis to a sustainable future. Processes of technology transfer from Europe to the MENA region. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (22), 55-62. https://doi.org/10.36253/techne-10564

Abstract

Crisis contexts such as the MENA region allow us to envision effective scenarios of sustainable development based on local production systems supported by digital innovation. The constant exchange of know-how between the MENA area and the European continent represents a fundamental tool in which processes of technology transfer help to accelerate the transformation processes currently underway and make them more effective. This paper investigates the effectiveness of using local resources for producing building components by means of innovative technologies based on circular economy processes. The objective of this analysis is to evaluate the possibilities of transferring enabling technologies from the Italian context to that of MENA as a tool for economic reactivation directed towards circularity.

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