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SOCIAL INNOVATION IN ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Co-creating a rich understanding of the diversity, processes, contributions, success and future potentials of social innovation in the energy sector


Co-creation, Dissemination and Exploitation Strategy

Deliverable D26 outlines how the project activities and results will be communicated, specifying its target audiences, key messages, as well as channels to be used throughout the project. In particular, it outlines the concept of SONNET’s website, including its key contents. In addition to the project’s own activities and channels, the strategy will consider synergies with partners’ own dissemination activities, as well as those of related projects and organisations. Output of T7.1.

Methodological guidelines for case study analysis of SIE-initiatives

Deliverable D9 outlines the methodological approach for the conduction of case studies investigating SIE-initiatives. This includes case study selection criteria and processes, explanations about the innovation history and critical turning point method, topic guides for the interviews and ethical considerations. Output of T3.1.

Updated Co-creation, Dissemination and Exploitation Strategy

Deliverable D27 builds upon the original co-creation, dissemination and exploitation strategy, with the updates reflecting lessons learned throughout the first half of the project. It will also allow for considering any unforeseen developments, e.g. with regards to policy processes, European events or new related projects. Output of T7.1.

Final design of citizen surveys on individuals’ perceptions and acceptance of SIE and EU energy transitions

Deliverable D20 comprises of final versions of the questionnaires for the SONNET citizen surveys in three countries (Germany, France, Poland). The questionnaires include the stated preference choice experiments and items related to citizens’ perceptions of enabling and impeding conditions of SIE and acceptance of SIE and the EU Energy transitions. The deliverable will also include further details on the research design, like the intended sample characteristics and sample size. Output of T5.2.

Report on SONNET’s initial conceptual framework

Deliverable D2 outlines an initial version of SONNET’s conceptual framework including a number of testable working hypothesis regarding the diversity, processes, contributions, success and future potential of SIE-initiatives. This initial framework serves as reference point and starting point for SONNET’s empirical analysis. Output of T1.3.

Report on encouraging SIE through collaborative governance arrangement

Deliverable D5 presents a dynamic, process oriented collection of best practises for designing, learning and implementing collaborative governance arrangements within city administrations in the six SONNET cities. As such it reports on the mapping of governance arrangements used by city administrations to encourage SIE, which is complemented by findings of interviews with city representatives and a ‘reflection circle’ between SONNET city administrations. Output of T2.1.

Report on typology and characterisation of social innovation in the energy sector

Deliverable D1 captures the diversity of the SIE phenomena. It consists of two parts, firstly a mapping of about 500 different SIE initiatives across the SONNET countries and secondly, a characterisation of different types of social innovation in the energy sector. Connected to T1.2.

Report on transdisciplinary research protocol for six co-creating SIE City Labs

Deliverable D12 reports the research protocols for the six SONNET City Labs, based on the review of existing approaches to transdisciplinary knowledge creation and the input from city and academic partners, including the result of a partner workshop. It also includes a template for the city-specific reports on City Labs and defines the teams of city administrations and local academic partners who collaborate in setting up, implementing and evaluating each City Lab. Output of T4.1

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Beyond instrumentalism: Broadening the understanding of social innovation in socio-technical energy systems

Author(s): Julia M. Wittmayer, Tessa de Geus, Bonno Pel, Flor Avelino, Sabine Hielscher, Thomas Hoppe, Susan Mühlemeier, Agata Stasik, Sem Oxenaar, Karoline S. Rogge, Vivian Visser, Esther Marín-González, Merel Ooms, Saskia Buitelaar, Chris Foulds, Kristian Petrick, Salvador Klarwein, Seweryn Krupnik, Gerdien de Vries, Aleksandra Wagner, Anja Härtwig
Published in: Energy Research & Social Science, Issue 70, 2020, Page(s) 101689, ISSN 2214-6296
DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2020.101689