HEREDERA: PROSPECTIVE STUDY ON ADOPTION OF TECHNOLOGY
Repsol S.L. Global.
July 2013 - September 2013
Study on the main social and socio-technological trends that would affect the development of energy technologies worldwide in the future.
ICATALIST was responsible for the so-called SOCIETY and TECHNOSOCIAL nodes in the HEREDERA project led by Repsol's Technology and Innovation center. This included the development of a complex model to anticipate potential changes of key variables, applied to a series of case studies that included the adoption of the electric car and the potential for decentralized solar self-generation. We put particular interest in the aspects related to food, water and energy connections and other major technological trends, including the diffusion of technology, and its adoption by society depending in different factors, like demography, generational and geopolitical changes and mega trends.
Our work meant a close collaboration with other private and public organizations, such as the Complutense University of Madrid, the University of the Basque Country, the London School of Economics (LSE); the IE Business School, the Energy Security unit of the Ministry of Defense, as well as companies such as PROSPEKTIKER; Binary knowledge and EVERTIS.