Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/142242
Authors: 
Nabitz, Lisa
Plötz, Patrick
Braungardt, Sibylle
Reuter, Matthias
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Fraunhofer ISI Discussion Papers Innovation Systems and Policy Analysis 51
Abstract: 
Innovation plays a crucial role in the transition towards a sustainable energy system. In order to simultaneously achieve the objectives of sustainability, energy security and competitiveness of the European economy, various energy policies are active. In recent years, the effect of energy policies on both technological and non-organisational innovations has gained interest. However, the complexity of the systems renders it difficult to disentangle the innovation effects of energy and innovation policies. Here, we outline a unifying framework based on the notion of technological innovation systems. It distinguishes between different phases of the innovation process, actors and functions in the innovation systems and allows studying the effects of policies on these in a systematic fashion. We apply our framework to case studies from the field of energy efficiency in industry for a technological and organisational innovation. Our results help to organise previous research findings and to identify gaps for further studies.
Subjects: 
energy efficiency
innovation
policy measures
technology diffusion
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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