Innovation in Energy Technology

Comparing National Innovation Systems at the Sectoral Level

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This report reviews efforts under way in a number of OECD countries to advance innovation in energy technology, with a particular focus on hydrogen fuel cells. It compares energy innovation systems in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, the United Kingdom and United States to identify the roles of government, industry, universities and other public research organisations in the innovation process. It also examines the policies governments are implementing to finance needed research and development and to stimulate market demand for innovative energy technologies.



United Kingdom: Fuel Cells

UK innovation in fuel cell technologies is gathering pace. Recent years have witnessed increased activity in the research and development of components, systems and applications.

This report provides a picture of the current status of the innovation system in the United Kingdom regarding the research and development of fuel cell technologies as they relate to the wide range of markets that they seem set to impact upon. The information used in this report was gathered from a large though not complete selection of UK fuel cell companies, academia and stakeholders, as summarised in Table 10.1, through interviews, visits and questionnaires.


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