On 2-4 May 2017, The Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) hosted the First INNOPATHS All-Partner Meeting, as well as a series of six stakeholders’ workshops, designed to examine the low-carbon innovation systems of the following key sectors: agriculture, buildings, energy, industry, transport and ICT (information and communication technologies).
The Agenda of the meeting included one and a half day of partners’ meeting, in which the project participants discussed the progress to date, intellectual direction and practical steps for the coming year. This was then followed by the Stakeholders’ workshop which were organised with the aim of fostering dialogue between researchers and key stakeholders representing a range of perspectives.
During the workshops, INNOPATHS researchers presented a framework for the analysis of the low-carbon innovation systems for the six sectors described above, in four exemplar Member States (Germany, Italy, Poland and the UK) as well as at the EU-wide level. The Stakeholders then provided feedback on the proposed framework, highlighting possible shortcomings and potential improvements of relevance to their sector, and initiating discussion.
The INNOPATHS project has been designed to capitalise on the interaction between researchers and stakeholders to advance research and knowledge on the feasibility, effectiveness and cost efficiency of future low-carbon pathways, and to build a shared vision for the EU energy transition.