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Intermediary actors accelerating socio-technical transitions – hope, hype and actionable insight

Seminar 11-12 April, 2019, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

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Intermediary actors accelerating socio-technical transitions – hope, hype and actionable insight on their capacities in socio-technical change

 

Seminar 11-12 April, 2019, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

Sociotechnical transitions, such as the ongoing shift towards higher energy efficiency and renewable energy production, imply far-reaching technological, institutional and cultural changes. Various intermediary actors facilitate transition processes. Intermediaries are involved in creating new markets for innovative solutions through pooling knowledge and financial and human resources  and influence the real and perceived availability, economic viability, dependability and appeal of different systems of provision for consumers, and shape the ways in which information is transferred, advocate interests and deliberate, and generate efficiency improvements when an established sector faces demand for new environmental considerations. Indeed much hope has been placed on transition intermediaries.

The seminar is organised by the Academy of Finland Project ‘Intermediaries in the energy transition: The invisible work of creating markets for sustainable energy solutions (TRIPOD)’ and brings together leading international scholars to discuss intermediation and the specific insights of the TRIPOD project.

 

Location:

Aalto University, Väre Building, Room Q201, Otaniementie 14, Espoo

 

Thursday 11th of April, 2019 Schedule:
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome, opening and practicalities (Chair: Sampsa Hyysalo)
9:10 - 10:00 Keynote Harro Van Lente, Maastricht University: Positioning Intermediaries between Speech-Acts and Storylines
10:05 - 10:55 Keynote Paula Kivimaa, Finnish Environment Insitute and Univ. Sussex: Intermediation in sustainability transitions: exploring the multiple types and phases
Friday  12th of April, 2019 Schedule:
9:00 - 9:05 Welcome and introduction to second day (Chair: Eva Heiskanen)
9:05 - 9:55 Keynote Johan Schot, Utrecht University: Transforming Experimentation or how to make experiments more transformative
10:00 - 10:55 Keynote Andrew Karvonen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology:

Social housing providers as unlikely low-carbon intermediaries
 

Published 2019-02-12 at 15:00, updated 2019-04-02 at 14:51

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