Charting the routes to commercialization: The absorption and transfer of energy conservation technologies

Gordon Kingsley, Barry Bozeman

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Abstract

This study examines how innovations in energy conservation technologies (ECT's) developed through public sponsorship become commercialized. In the typical ECT project, public support is used as a catalyst bringing public and private organizations together to perform the work. The variety of routes to commercialization this creates can be analysed using two concepts: absorption and transfer. Absorption is adoption of an ECT by an organization participating in the project. Transfer is adoption by nonparticipants. Two cases sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (the Energy Authority) are analysed. In the first case commercialization is limited to the absorption process. In the second case both absorption and transfer are used in commercialization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-15
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Global Energy Issues
Volume9
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

Keywords

  • Commercialization
  • Energy conservation technology
  • Public management
  • Research and development
  • Technology transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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