The sustainability aspects of ICT in food production
This project will focus on the sustainability impacts of the use of ICT in food production, mainly focusing on the agriculture and fishery sectors.
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The information and communication technology (ICT) revolution is one of the major technological breakthroughs since the industrial revolution and is the foundation of the ongoing digitalization of society
On September 25, 2015 countries adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at an historic UN Summit. The goals aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. ICT will be crucial in achieving these goals by creating opportunities for both increasing productivity and reducing CO2 emissions. Ericsson sees the SDG:s as a main framework for its sustainability work that ranges from research to operational aspects.
Ericsson, through its research organisation, has a long background in life cycle based sustainability assessments which covers both direct impacts and ICT´s enablement effects in society with respect to environmental, social and macroeconomic aspects. As researchers we publish our work scientifically and often work with academia and other researchers external to Ericsson.
This project will focus on the sustainability impacts of the use of ICT in food production, mainly focusing on the agriculture and fishery sectors. The main task would be to perform a literature review on existing and coming ICT based solutions for these sectors and to quantify their impacts. Potentially, the project could also include a more detailed case study of (a) selected solution(s).
The key focus will be on climate change and materials efficiency, but a broader range of impacts will also fall within the scope of the study
Qualifications and contact
This project is suitable for a master student with a background in ICT, sustainability and/or food production, agriculture and fishery. Excellent grades and fluent skills in written and spoken English are also essential qualifications. As a person we expect you to have a strong interest in learning, an analytical mind and a good ability to plan and drive your own project.
The project is planned to start in January 2018 and will be located in Kista, outside Stockholm
If you are interested in writing your thesis in this area at Ericsson Research, please submit your application, including CV and a short cover letter. The cover letter should include a short motivation why you would like to write your thesis.
If you have any questions, please contact Pernilla Bergmark, Master Researcher Sustainability, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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