Tracking Energy Innovation Impacts Framework

As part of the Tracking Energy Innovation Impacts Framework (TEIIF) project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, this expert consultation virtual workshop presented preliminary results on the project's methodology and innovation metrics, validated the approach and collected valuable feedback and further inputs from experts in this field.

The interactive workshop brought together key international stakeholders including both producers and users of renewable energy technology innovation data, experts working on tracking innovation outputs, innovation indicators, or innovation tracking methods. It consisted of an introductory session, followed by two break-out sessions on costs and patents & standards, respectively.

Discussions focused on innovation tracking metrics for several technologies and approaches used to assess clean energy innovation progress, such as patents, standards and costs. The workshop sought to consolidate a network of analysts, government officials, and academic experts, to be consulted in this and later work to discuss data and analytical gaps, most suitable methodological and indicator frameworks; as well as coordinating efforts to make the insights more relevant for policy makers.