Highlighted deliverables

Report on Workshops


Deliverable 2.4; February 2021 > Download


Authors: Jed J. Cohen, Ryan O'Reilly, Andrea Kollmann


This deliverable 2.4 gives and overview of the interdisciplinary research workshops on theory and methods, that have been held during the SMARTEES projects, and their outcomes. Overall, the workshop series was a key part in fostering broader collaboration amongst researchers. Explore the deliverable to learn more about the key insights from this process.


SMARTEES simulation implementations


Deliverable 7.3; December 2020 > Download


Authors: Patrycja, Antosz; Wander, Jager; Gary, Polhill; Doug, Salt; Andrea, Scalco; Amparo, Alonso-Betanzos; Noelia, SánchezMaroño; Bertha, Guijarro-Berdiñas; Alejandro, Rodríguez


This deliverable 7.3 report shows it can be done: computer-simulating the essential behavioural dynamics of different processes of social innovation. Adopting a new technology or changing a common practice is often the talk-of-the-town, generating a lot of interaction in local communities. The social dynamics that arise come with the sharing and valuation of different sorts of information, where networks and norms often play an important role in the success or failure of innovations.


Report on social innovation drivers, barriers, actors and network structures


Deliverable 6.1; November 2019 > Download


Authors: Giuseppe Pellegrini-Masini, Irina Macsinga, Patricia Albulescu, Erica Löfström, Coralia Sulea, Adina Dumitru, Alim Nayum


This report on Deliverable 6.1 identifies all relevant actors and their social networks, and highlights the drivers of and the barriers to social innovations analysed in all case clusters in SMARTEES. Input is given for the Agent-Based Models constructed prior, simulating the dynamic development of a significant aspect of each social innovation. The report explicates how processes of social energy innovation can be fostered with respect to specific types of actors and their networks.


Theoretical framework for the definition of locally embedded future policy scenarios


Deliverable 5.1; October 2019  > Download


Authors:Isabel Lema Blanco, Adina Dumitru


The report presents the common conceptual framework for the development of locally
embedded policy scenarios in the SMARTEES case study cities and islands. The conceptual framework will inform the methodology for the co-creation of policy scenarios in each case. It is also a tool to help policy-makers conceptualize and implement policies to increase citizen engagement, acceptance of energy policies, adoption of sustainable energy behaviour and to adequately manage setbacks and conflicts in the process.

Report on Profiles of Social Innovation “In Action” for Each Cluster


Deliverable 3.1; April 2019 > Download


Authors: Giovanni Caiati; Federico L. Marta; Gabriele M. Quinti (all K&I)


This deliverable provides an overview of social innovation (SI) “in action” in the five thematic clusters studied in SMARTEES (each cluster includes two empirical cases). For each cluster, an SI profile has been prepared. Common elements of the five SI profiles, as well as cluster-specific characteristics, are highlighted. Ten detailed information sheets (one per each empirical case) are included in the appendix of the deliverable.


Policy Brief: Social Innovation in the Energy Transition in Action


Deliverable 3.3; May 2019  > Download


Authors: Giovanni Caiati; Federico L. Marta; Gabriele M. Quinti (all K&I)


This Policy Brief explains why the transition to a low-carbon society is not only a matter of technological solutions but of social and political nature. It further highlights that local social innovation (SI) plays a key role in the energy transition and specifies the key related characteristics of SI. It concludes by presenting policy implications arising from the outcomes of the SMARTEES research of social innovation in the energy transition.


Report on Five Models of Social Innovation


Deliverable 3.4; June 2019  > Download


Authors: Giovanni Caiati; Federico L. Marta; Gabriele M. Quinti (all K&I)


This deliverable outlines the models of social innovation processes in the five thematic clusters considered in SMARTEES. The structural change model was applied to analyse the social innovation processes in the five clusters. The document identifies four main features characterising structural change processes in the field of the energy transition at the local level: irreversibility, comprehensiveness, inclusiveness, and contextualisation. From this perspective, the analysis of social innovation in each cluster is presented.

Other deliverables

Integrated Research White Paper – Version 1


Deliverable 2.1; October 2018 > Download


Authors: Jed Cohen, Johannes Reichl, Valeriya Azarova, Andrea Kollmann, Doug Salt, and Patrycja Antosz


This deliverable constitutes the draft version of the SMARTEES Integrated Research White Paper, the purpose of which is to define and catalogue the interdisciplinary ecosystem of SMARTEES, including research questions, methods and theories. The purpose of the current paper in its draft form is to serve as a starting point and basis for building the research plan of the project, including the various agent-based modelling (ABM) efforts and the case studies.

Catalogue of Elements to Be Considered in Modelling for Comprehensive and Exhaustive Reflection of Relationships between the Relevant Agents in the ABM (Version 1)


Deliverable 2.2; December 2018  > Download


Authors: Cohen, J.; Reichl, J.; Azarova, V.; Kollmann, A. (all EI-JKU)


The main goal of this deliverable is to support the integration of social science perspectives with agent-based modelling (ABM) efforts, and the comparison of ABM frameworks from the various SMARTEES modelling teams.

Report on the Conceptual Model of the SMARTEES Simulation and Data Types to Be Included


Deliverable 7.1; August 2018  > Download


Authors: Patrycja Antosz, Wander Jager, Gary Polhill, Jiaqi Ge, Doug Salt, Amparo Alonso-Betanzos, Noelia Sánchez-Maroño, Bertha Guijarro-Berdiñas


This paper reports on the conceptual model of the SMARTEES simulation and data formats to be included. It provides conceptual solutions to integrate the different ABM traditions regarding the different layers in processes of social innovation (FEARLUS), human decision-making (CONSUMAT) and the habitual patterns of behaviour (decision trees or alternative machine learning methods). It also provides a description of the data types that can be incorporated into the project.

Simulation Model Implementing Different Relevant Layers of Social Innovation, Human Choice Behaviour and Habitual Structures


Deliverable 7.2; August 2019  > Download


Authors: Patrycja Antosz, Wander Jager, Gary Polhill, Doug Salt, Amparo Alonso-Betanzos, Noelia Sánchez-Maroño, Bertha Guijarro-Berdiñas, Alejandro Rodríguez


SMARTEES studies how the roles of various stakeholders influence the dynamics of social innovation diffusions in ten European cases. An important challenge in learning about the success – and possible risks of failure – of these cases resides in understanding how policy development and community dynamics interacted. To explore this systematically, SMARTEES ABM architecture was designed and described in detail in this deliverable.

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