Keywords: innovative energy technologies, multicriteria decision analysis, MCDA, foresight, Greece, research and development, energy R&, amp, D
Foresight of innovative energy technologies through a multi criteria approach
The aim of this paper is the presentation of a participatory and interactive Approach for Foresight of Innovative Energy Technologies (AFIET), based on multi criteria decision analysis. Through this approach, a number of innovative energy technologies are assessed in the Greek energy sector, taking into account economical, environmental, social and technological aspects, and engaging experts and stakeholders from different companies, associations and institutions, in a methodological and consistent way. The results of its application point out the significance of collective interactive approaches, engaging all interested stakeholders, for supporting the discussion of the technological priorities and for guiding the future funding and Research and Development (R&D) efforts.