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Towards Simulating Innovation of Electro-Chemical Storage as Key Technology in German Energy Transition – Dr. Bert Droste-Franke and Gabriele Fohr speaker at EAEPE-Workshop „The Role of Innovation Networks for Sustainable Economic Development“ at Bremen University, 30 November 2017  

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Image: Geolayout of organisations in a network of battery research projects, funded by federal ministries. Node size is according to the number of triangles of an organization, node and edge color to type of organization. Weight of ties indicates the number of cooperations. Data source: Batterieforum Deutschland Projektdatenbank.

Dr. Bert Droste-Franke, head of our department energy and coordinator of our project InnoSEn, and Gabriele Fohr, researcher in the InnoSEn-project, will hold a speech at the workshop "The Role of Innovation Networks for Sustainable Economic Development", organized by the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) on November 30th at the University of Bremen. In their presentation they discuss first results of our project “Network Analysis and Simulation of Innovation Dynamics for new Key Technologies in the Energy Sector” (InnoSEn) funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The aim is to develop a model to investigate innovation networks of key energy technologies by applying the agent-based “Simulating Knowledge Dynamics in Innovation Networks (SKIN)” model as basis. We thereby focus on electrochemical energy storage technologies. By asking “if-then” questions, impacts of measures to overcome prior identified innovation barriers will be analysed. First results will be presented. In order to gain relevant empirical information about actors and innovation structures, first, the observed innovation and implementation processes are structured, based on the Technological Innovation System Analysis (TIS) approach.

The conference on 30.11. and 1.12. is organized by the University of Bremen in cooperation with the University of Greifswald and is embedded in the activities of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE). The conference brings together scientists from the disciplines of economics, social sciences and technology in order to communicate the otherwise very loosely connected fields of work. The conference is financially supported by the Kellner & Stoll Foundation for Climate and Environment.