This newsletter marks half the lifetime of the ICARUS Project. This newsletter marks half the lifetime of the ICARUS Project. In the past months we reached some important milestones with respect to data collection and analysis, expert elicitation, and modelling innovation and technology transfer. With respect to data collection and analysis, we made a significant […]
Understanding the mechanism of technology diffusion, for its important repercussions on development, is a tremendously important task. In particular, the transfer of new, more efficient and less polluting ways of producing energy is beneficial in many ways: it can reduce energy poverty, alleviate local pollution and lower the cost of transitioning towards a low-carbon society. […]
The new tagging scheme developed by the EPO to identify “green” patents greatly facilitates identification of relevant climate-related inventions, and its careful application will no doubt enhance our understanding of environmental innovation.
The challenge for clean, secure energy with lower emissions will be won through innovation. But, contrary to popular belief, innovation is not the stroke of genius of a solitary inventor, and the best research is not necessarily carried out by brilliant minds segregated in a laboratory. The idea of a thoughtful Thomas Edison who imagines […]