ZIRBE – Targeted innovation laboratory for demonstrating and developing of regional solutions together with the population to approach the energy autonomy
The energy transition is far more than a technical change. Profound changes in energy supply and use involve changes in technological, material, organizational, institutional, political, economic and socio-cultural terms. Therefore, it is a fundamental socio-technical change in energy use and associated systems.
FFG – Vorzeigeregion Energie
- RegionsManagement Osttirol (Koordination)
- Universität Innsbruck
- TU Graz, Institut für elektrische Anlagen
- Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
- European Academy of Bozen
The exploratory project lays the foundations for the innovation lab ZIRBE, which provides the framework for scientific research in order to identify and use the possibilities and implications of a new energy system in the region, not only from a technical but especially from a sociological and economic perspective. This lays the foundation in order to make the socio-technical transformation into a new energy era successful.
IFZ is in charge of the social scientific monitoring research and supports participatory processes with relevant actors.