FOREWORD
PREFACE
Chapter 1
ICT Engines for Sustainable Development
     1.1 Background
     1.2 Sustainability: The New Focus in Development
     1.3 Review of Research Evidence of ICT Impacts
          1.3.1 ICT Contributions to Economic Growth
          1.3.2 ICTs and Skill Biases
          1.3.3 ICTs’ Impact on Inclusion and Equity
     1.4 ICT Ecosystem
     1.5 Motivation: Need an Agenda for Action
     1.6 Conclusions and Organization of This Book
          References
          Biographies
Chapter 2
ICTs, Sustainability and Development: Critical Elements
     2.1 Introduction
     2.2  ICTs, Sustainable Development and SDGs
          2.2.1  Sustainability and Development
          2.2.2  ICTs, WSIS Process and SDGs
          2.2.3  Environmental Implications of ICTs
     2.3  Essential elements for Successful Application of ICTs for Sustainable Development
     2.4.  Stakeholders and Partnerships in Delivering SDGs
     2.5 Concluding Remarks: ICTs in Sustainable Development
          Acknowledgements
          References
Appendix A
The World Economic Forum’s Global Education Initiative
     References
     Biography
Chapter 3
Digital Divide and Digital Multiplier: A Paradigm Shift through Innovation
     3.1 Introduction
     3.2  Innovation Ecosystems
          3.2.1  Collaborations as Building Blocks of Innovation Ecosystems
          3.2.2  Collaboration Among Competitors Can Hamper Innovation
          3.2.3  ICTs, Spillovers and Soft Boundaries in Innovation Ecosystem
          3.2.4  ICT-Centric Innovation Ecosystems
     3.3  Examples of ICT-Centric Innovation Ecosystem and Their Relevance to SDGs
          3.3.1  Incubators, Digital Hubs and Mobile Application Development
          3.3.2  Gig Economy
          3.3.3  ICT-Centric Crowdfunding
     3.4  Roadmap to Enhance Digital Multipliers
     3.5  Concluding Remarks
          Acknowledgement
          References
Appendix A
Fostering Innovation in Indian Institute of Technology Madras Research Park
     1 Introduction
     2 Fostering Innovation in IITMRP Innovation Ecosystem
     2.1 CREDIT:  Fostering Cooperation in Innovation Ecosystem
     2.2 Incubation in IITMRP: A Pillar of Entrepreneurship in the Innovation Ecosystem
     2.3  Patents and Intellectual Property Rights in IITMRP
     2.4 IITM Research Centres in Innovation Ecosystem
     2.5  IITMRP Corporate Clients
     2.6  Success Stories
          2.6.1 Public Transport
          2.6.2 Brain Games
          2.6.3  Solar ATM
          2.6.4  Micro-Spinning
          2.6.5  Stellapps Technologies - IoT Wearables for Cows
     2.7 Conclusion
     Annex 1: Corporate Clients at IITMRP
     Biography
Chapter 4
The Role of Governments in ICT-Based Sustainable Development
     4.1 Introduction
     4.2  Outline
     4.3 Objectives and Goals
          4.3.1 Sustainable Development
          4.3.2 Sustainable Development Goals
     4.4 The Organization of Governments and ICTs
          4.4.1 Peace and Justice for All
          4.4.2 Global Partnership
     4.5 ICT Market Policy
          4.5.1 ICT Infrastructure Markets
               State Ownership of Legacy ICT Assets
               Spectrum Licensing
               Competition Laws and ICT Access Regulation
               Universal Service Obligations
          4.5.2 Application and Content Markets
               Intellectual Property Rights
               Privacy Law and Policy
     4.6 Non-ICT Markets Policy
          4.6.1 Basic Goods and Services Markets
               Sustainable Food (SDG 2)
               Sustainable Water (SDG 6)
               Sustainable Energy (SDG 7)
               Sustainable Cities and Settlements (SDG 11)
          4.6.2 Human Services Markets
               Sustainable Health (SDG 3)
               Sustainable Education (SDG 4)
          4.6.3 Environmental Goods and Services Markets
     4.7 Conclusion
          Acknowledgement
          References
          Biographies
Chapter 5
Business Models for ICT-Centric Sustainable Development
     5.1 Introduction
     5.2 Business Models for ICT-Based Innovative Ventures
     5.3 Current Concepts in ICT-Based Products and Services
          5.3.1 Platforms
          5.3.2 Crowdsourcing
          5.3.3 Personalization, Localization and Contextualization of Services and Products
          5.3.4 Data Driven Services, Products and Applications
          5.3.5 Sharing
     5.4 Business Model Design
          5.4.1 Customers, Stakeholders and Their Motivations
          5.4.2 Value Proposition
          5.4.3 Customer Experience
          5.4.4 Channels
          5.4.5 Awareness
          5.4.6 Governance
          5.4.7 Security, Credibility, Trust and Privacy
          5.4.8 Path to Scalability and Sustainability
     5.5 Conclusion
          Acknowledgement
          References
          Biography
Chapter 6
Job Creation and Sustainable Development
     6.1 Introduction
     6.2 ICT Contribution to Job Creation
          The “Construction” Effect
          The “Spill-Over” Effect
          The “Innovation” Effect
          Aggregate Estimation of Externalities
     6.3 ICT Contribution to Labor Conditions
     6.4 Public Policy Implications
          1) Coordinate ICT Infrastructure Deployment with Job Creation and Retention Programs
          2) Carefully Select Areas to Accelerate ICT Deployment
          3) Centralize Program Evaluation
          4) Reduce Disruption Costs
     6.5 Concluding Remarks
          References
          Biography
Chapter 7
The Future of ICT-driven Education for Sustainable Development
     7.1 Introduction
     7.2 Education at Global Scale: Lifelong Learning, MOOCs and Education Hubs
     7.3 The Future of ICT Curriculum and Content: The Innovation Imperative
     7.4 Conclusion
          Acknowledgement
          References
          Biography