Start-ups developing business relationships in the Swedish energy system
Paper in proceedings, 2018

This paper focuses on the process of starting up in the Swedish energy system and in particular how existing resource structures both facilitate and hinder commercialization of new innovations that may contribute to renewable energy solutions. The Swedish energy system is an outcome of many years of investments being made in both public and private infrastructures that can be seen as a ‘heavy resource structure’. However, the current ‘heavy resource structure’ containing for example refineries that generate products from fossil fuels is now subject to huge challenges and must open up for new actors and resources to meet the new demands. By using a case methodology this paper aims to explore how to capture the starting up process in the Swedish energy system and specifically the interplay between organizational and technical resources as a way to embed new technical solutions in already established resource structures. The theoretical starting point is the Industrial Network Approach and especially the concepts of resource interaction and resource interfaces.

Author

Maria Landqvist

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Anna Dubois

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Frida Lind

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Proceedings of the IMP Asia 2018 Conference, Sri Lanka, December 2-5

IMP Asia 2018
Negombo, Sri Lanka,

Technology-based start-ups as engines for renewable energy

Swedish Energy Agency, 2017-10-01 -- 2019-09-30.

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Subject Categories

Other Engineering and Technologies

Economics and Business

Energy Systems

Areas of Advance

Energy

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Created

12/11/2018