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2016 | 1(71) | 6-32

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Innovatsionnyy potentsial Tret'yey promyshlennoy revolyutsii

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Innovation Potential of the Third Industrial Revolution

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The innovative potential of the Third Industrial Revolution (TIR), which is realized through trialectic interaction of three groups of system forming factors: material and energy, information, synergetic – is studied. Directions of transformational changes in each of these factors groups during the TIR are analysed. Environmental vector of the TIR innovations through formation of green economy («economy of spacemen») is shown. In particularly it allows to form closed cycles of resource use. Three basic groups of innovations that provided the TIR: transition to renewable energy sources; the development of digital technologies in the production and consumption spheres; netting socio-economic system – are presented. In material and energy groups they are: transition to renewable sources of resources; effective accumulation of energy; resources saving measures; use of new materials; dematerialization of economic processes, including transport; coming to dynamic forms of material assets. In information groups they are: research providing technical modernization; informatization of production, logistics and consumption; revolution in material treatment convergence in production and consumption. In synergetic groups they are: netting of production and consumption; creating the EnerNet; forming virtual enterprise; horizontal distributive networks; «cloud» technologies introduction.


  • Department of Economics and Business-Administration, Sumy State University


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