Cleantech in terms of wind turbines, photovoltaics, biofuel, biomass and smart grids have been on the industrial and political agenda in the recent years. Despite the investments and attention, cleantech still fail to answer the whole question on how to create a fossile free energy system: The intermittence of wind and solar and the environmental effects of bio-energy are not themselves sufficient to maintain a stable and economical energy supplier. Therefore a new generation of technologies to store energy and smoothen out the transients of the renewable energy supplier we know now. Massive research is still to be done in creating technologies to store renewable energy, to ensure optimal use of bio-energy, to introduce new forms of balances into the energy grid, and to create complete new technologies paving the way for a second or third generation of cleantech. This paper is focusing on embedding a clearer and more explicit perspective of conversion from research to business in to research project in energy storage. This paper suggests a model view on the conversion capability within cleantech research projects in order to anchor a distinctive and methodological consideration for business opportunities.
Proceedings of the 23rd International Association for Management of Technology Conference, 2014, p. 1-11
cleantech; Business development; Innovation Management; energy systems; Energy Systems
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International Management of Technology Annual Conference, 2014
International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT)