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Paula Kivimaa
Senior Research Fellow (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
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My research interests include policy analysis from low-carbon innovation and transition perspectives as well as policy complementing approaches to support low-carbon innovation, such as  intermediation and experiments. Recently in my research I have focused on innovation and policy development in the context of building energy efficiency as well as energy disruption as a whole. My focus areas include: 

  • policy analysis from innovation and transition perspectives
  • evaluation of climate, energy and transport policies
  • intermediary organisations in transition
  • experiments in socio-technical transitions and transformative innovation policy
  • policy integration and coherence
  • energy and transport sectors

Current projects:

Smart Energy Transition - Realizing its potential for sustainable growth for Finland's second century SET, 2015-2020

Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium, 5 year core programme 2018-2022

Change in Business Ecosystems for Local Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - Better Energy Services for Consumers (USE), 2015-2018

Intermediaries in the energy transition: The invisible work of creating markets for sustainable energy solutions (TRIPOD), 2015-2019