National challenges for industrialising energy technology in global innovation systems

Avoiding catastrophic climate change requires a global energy transition, which opens up for the emergence of novel industries. This project focusses on the question of how a nation, in this case Sweden, can create domestic industrial renewal based on research and development of new energy technologies that have a limited home market but substantial global potential. Through case studies of marine and solar energy, we develop knowledge about the importance of key innovation processes for moving from technology demonstration to large-scale industrialisation, in order to underpin discussions on how sets of policy instruments can, and have to, work together to reach the parallel but linked policy goals of energy transition and industrial renewal.

Participants

Björn Sandén (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Johnn Andersson

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Hans Hellsmark

Forskare vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Mats Lundqvist

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2015–2018

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2015–2016

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Energy

Areas of Advance

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Driving Forces

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Latest update

2017-05-24