Scientific achievements in 2013

A main thrust of activities focused on research dissemination and outreach in 2013. In addition, the Transitions to New Technologies (TNT) Program collaborated on projects with the Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) and Energy (ENE) programs, carried out empirical historical technology-related research, and prototyped new technology modeling approaches.

Scaling-up

Scaling-up

There were three highlights of TNT’s scientific research in 2013:

1. A massive outreach activity summarizing and disseminating previous multi-year research projects and assessment activities was performed that included four major GEA (Global Energy Assessment) launch and briefing events, as well as the editing of a book volume and three special journal issues in addition to the publication of 40 articles and book chapters.

2. A number of collaborative research projects with ASA and ENE were completed and published. These aimed to apply prior basic research findings from TNT to advanced modeling and scenario evaluation methodologies. New in-house IIASA collaborations were also initiated.

3. Basic technology-related research also continued through 2013 with a focus on empirical historical research (on formative phases, technology scaling, and output measures of technological change) as well as prototyping new technology modeling approaches.

Following are highlights of TNT's work in 2013.

Basic technology research

Basic technology-related research in 2013 focused on empirical historical research on formative phases, technology scaling, and output measures of technological change - as well as prototyping new technology modeling approaches. More

Collaborative research

Collaborative research constituted an important element of the Transitions to New Technologies (TNT) Program research portfolio in 2013, both within IIASA, with the Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) and Energy (ENE) programs, and with outside partners, particularly in connection with the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. More

Outreach and dissemination

There was substantial outreach activity by the Transitions to New Technologies (TNT) Program in 2013 with respect to summarizing and disseminating previous multi-year research projects and assessment activities plus the editing of a book, three special journal issues, and publication of 40 articles and book chapters. More


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Last edited: 22 May 2014

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Arnulf Grubler

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Transitions To New Technologies

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