Innovation in Energy Systems: Learning from economic, institutional and management approaches
Series of two workshops, 22-24 March and 14-15 September 2006, Oxford.
Innovation in energy systems will provide a core contribution to achieving national and international energy policy goals, including energy security and long-term reductions in CO2 emissions. However, theoretical approaches to understanding innovation differ radically between separate disciplinary perspectives and there is a need for greater mutual learning between these approaches to take place. This set of workshops and associated research activity will bring together leading representatives from these perspectives to describe their respective approaches, share knowledge and insights and, hopefully, come to a greater degree of common understanding.
Thus, the workshops aim to
- elaborate approaches to understanding innovation from different disciplinary perspectives
- illustrate these approaches through the use of case studies from energy and, where appropriate, other sectors
- generate common insights and understanding; assess policy implications from this understanding for promoting low carbon innovation
- identify requirements for further research.
Both workshops will be held in Oxford. The first was held 22-24th March; the second is scheduled for 14-15 September 2006.
Functions in Innovation Systems: A framework for analysing energy system dynamics, Anna Bergek, Linkoping University; Marko Hekkert, Utrecht University; Staffan Jacobsson, Chalmers University. (47.16 KB)