Between Geography of Innovation and Sustainability Transitions: Mind the gap!

Between Geography of Innovation and Sustainability Transitions: Mind the gap!

Wednesday, 31 May 2023, 15:00-16:15

Room: Zoom

Presenter: Tsouri Maria, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

This presentation will be a compilation of three papers between the sustainability transitions and geography of innovation fields, following three different quantitative methodologies. The first paper with title "Does participation in knowledge networks facilitate market access in global innovation systems? The case of offshore wind" explores how knowledge networks function as structural couplings in global innovation systems (GIS). The main implication for policy is that knowledge resources can be leveraged through incentives for international collaboration, and support for pilot and demonstration activities. The second paper with title "Knowledge recombination for emerging technological innovations: The case of green shipping" explores knowledge recombination by analysing how knowledge networks in established technological fields influence the formation of emerging technological fields. We investigate the mechanisms of embeddedness, proximity, and status across technological fields. While embeddedness and proximity play important role to the formation of the emerging technological field, status appears to be less important. The focus of this presentation will be on the third paper, with title "The importance of science for the development of new PV technologies in European regions". This paper assesses the importance of local scientific capabilities and the inflow of external scientific knowledge for the ability of regions in Europe to diversify into photovoltaic (PV) segments. The results indicate implications for the diversification of European regions to green technologies in general.


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