Decarbonising Society: A Quadruple Helix Approach to Cocreation and Transdisciplinary Research in Energy Transition Innovation (81266)

Session Information: Sustainability
Session Chair: Amy Fahy

Sunday, 26 May 2024 16:05
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 608
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This oral presentation outlines the findings so far on how our transdisciplinary team comprised of engineers, social scientists, educators, and materials scientists centred the voice of the community from the beginning of our funding application and research design through to now continuing the process of cocreation with the community through a Quadruple Helix (Carayannis & Campbell, 2009) and transdisciplinary (Wernli & Darbellay, 2016) approach. The Quadruple Helix framework attributes a robust, democratic knowledge and innovation ecosystem to the relations between Academia, Industry, State, and the media-based Public (Carayannis & Campbell, 2009). Operating at the intersection of science, society, and environmental decline, our transdisciplinary research project aims to facilitate a just transition to a decarbonised society by focusing on enhancing community voice and involvement in the introduction of energy management software through the centring of a science-society collaboration (Delina & Sovacool, 2018; Lemos et al., 2018, Pohl et al., 2021; Vienni-Baptista et al., 2022). A combination of 45 semi-structured interviews alongside interactive engagement workshops and observation were conducted with stakeholders from community groups, industry, academia, and various government bodies, following an iterative research process (Hoffman et al., 2019). The presentation outlines the key findings from the various stakeholder engagement activities that were undertaken, such as the barriers and drivers of a transition to a decarbonised energy management system. These centre around reducing energy costs, technology adoption and education, policy implementation, and empowering communities. It also reflexively illustrates the benefits that emerged from the activities themselves.

Amy Fahy, Maynooth University, Ireland
Sadhbh Crean, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Fabiano Pallonetto, Maynooth University, Ireland
Steven McCartney, Maynooth University, Ireland
CarrieAnne Barry, Maynooth University, Ireland
Clare Rodrigues Fanning, Dublin City University, Ireland

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Amy Fahy is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Maynooth University in Ireland

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