EPSEC is facilitating the concept of using new technologies to help creating the social capital. In partnership with ENGIE, a global technology provider, we are examining the ways of applying the best-available technologies in the fields of the Internet of Things, Big Data and energy efficiency.
In the contemporary world the success of environmental, educational, cultural or healthcare projects is highly determined by direct involvement of the public. In civil societies, any top-down orders or prohibitions would not efficiently cater for the public involvement. What is needed is the so-called social capital.
Though the levels of social capital tend to be higher in the most-developed and wealthiest societies, more and more research reveal that investing in the social capital, and not only in tangible or financial capital, is vital for less-advanced economies to catch up with the leaders.
New technologies offer plenty of ways to impact building of the social capital. In our research activities we focus on the use of new technologies in the areas of the Internet of Things, Big Data and energy efficiency.