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Renewable Energy Promotion Instruments Used by Innovation Brokers in a Technology Transfer Network. Case Study of the Enterprise Europe Network

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  • Zofia Gródek-Szostak

    (Department of Economics and Enterprise Organization, Cracow University of Economics, 31-510 Krakow, Poland)

  • Marcin Suder

    (Department of Applications of Mathematics in Economics, Faculty of Management, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30-067 Kraków, Poland)

  • Rafał Kusa

    (Department of Organizational Management and Social Capital, Faculty of Management, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30-067 Krakow, Poland)

  • Anna Szeląg-Sikora

    (Faculty of Production and Power Engineering, University of Agriculture in Krakow, 30-149 Kraków, Poland)

  • Joanna Duda

    (Department of Organizational Management and Social Capital, Faculty of Management, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30-067 Krakow, Poland)

  • Marcin Niemiec

    (Faculty of Agriculture and Economics, University of Agriculture in Krakow, 31-121 Kraków, Poland)

Abstract

Stable and sustainable economic development—including that of renewable energy resources (RES)—requires institutional support of an environment that would enable market operations, and support them in case they are ineffective. Innovation brokers, including structured technology transfer networks, play a key role in promoting, disseminating, and liaising between the parties in the RES sector. The aim of the paper is to present the structure of events used to promote RES in Europe by the Enterprise Europe Network in the years 2017–2018; to verify whether the type of promotion instrument used is significantly related to the location of the events organized; to research whether the selection of the supporting partner is determined by the organized event’s geographical location. The analysis is carried out by means of an empirical study of the network of innovation brokers, i.e., the Enterprise Europe Network. Additionally, the available data are analyzed in terms of the type of the partner supporting individual events. It has been shown that there is a significant variation in the structure of the types of events for individual regions of Europe. This could mean that the organizers’ decisions as to the type of events organized in particular regions of Europe are deliberate and in some way adjusted to the region in which they take place.

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  • Zofia Gródek-Szostak & Marcin Suder & Rafał Kusa & Anna Szeląg-Sikora & Joanna Duda & Marcin Niemiec, 2020. "Renewable Energy Promotion Instruments Used by Innovation Brokers in a Technology Transfer Network. Case Study of the Enterprise Europe Network," Energies, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 13(21), pages 1-13, November.
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