Crowd Energy is the collective effort of individuals or profit or non-profit organisations, or both, pooling their resources through online ICT applications to build sustainable micro-grid energy systems and to help to implement the energy turnaround. This means
- decentralisation in production and storage
- smart and efficient energy use
- but also a substantial change in society, economy and politics.
The research aim of “Public management of sustainable innovation at municipal scale” is the evaluation of local policies and public management practices focused on improving energy efficiency and decentralized energy production.
Smart Sovereignty and Security
What are the main security reservations, risks and concerns that arise with this transformation? and what roles play technology, education and governance in this context?
Role of Experimental Environments in Enabling Path-Breaking Innovation. Development of an evaluation approach for innovation processes in experimental environments.
Niche analysis and actor network mapping of the smart living lab. Review the innovative performance of the smart living lab by conceptualizing it as a innovation niche / experimental space in the understanding of Strategic Niche Management (SNM) and Constructive Technology Assessment (CTA).
SMART – a Multidimensional Concept in Modern Economy. Smart is an evolutionary transition, which is promoted with the aim to achieve sustainable development and ensure sustainable welfare of a particular socio‐technical system (STS).
Interactive Crowd Simulation
Interactive simulation of a Crowd Energy system. Developing an interactive simulation of a Crowd Energy system; acting as a testbed for static and dynamic experiments on the sharing behaviour of energy prosumers within the crowd.
The iimt research team publishes a large number of research papers in recognised scientific journals and presents its research results at various national and international conferences.