Building working demonstrations of new technologies within sustainable energy and transport has become an important activity in the move towards a more energy efficient society. The work involved in building these demonstrations is usually organised in a project with a variety of different participants, including users. The aim of the project is usually to test the technology and promote changes in users habits, while learning is frequently cited as the main outcome. In this paper we review existing studies of demonstration projects and try to gain an overview of the main aims and effects of these projects. We then discuss concepts of learning and develop an analytical framework for our study of demonstrations within sustainable energy and transport in Scandinavia.
Olkc 2014 - International Conference on Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities, 2014