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Energy Innovation Academy

28 November 2018 @ 9:00 am - 30 November 2018 @ 6:00 pm CET

The newly established FSR Energy Innovation Area and the Young Scholars Initiative of the Institute for New Economic Thinking have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the 1st Energy Innovation Academy. The event will be held in Florence on 28-30 November 2018.

Call for papers

Energy transitions imply disruptive innovations. In that view, although the combination of regulation and innovation is often challenging, they are nowadays closer than any time before in the electricity industry. This challenge drives the Academy’s topics. When the dynamics of technology is considered, regulation must become evolutionary.

We seek contributions from young scholars in all areas of Complexity, Innovation and Institutional Economics. Our aim is to bring together a broad view on technological and institutional aspects in order to apply it to industry transitions. Applications to energy industries are especially welcome.

Deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2018

Scholars may submit an abstract or a complete paper. If the work is selected, they will be invited to participate and present in the Academy. We will base our selection on all available information – no single factor will be determinant. We seek candidates in terms of intellectual vitality, contribution to a diverse research community and quality of the proposal.

The Format

The Energy Innovation Academy is organised under the scientific supervision of  Miguel Vazquez (FSR Energy Innovation) with support of Vanessa Avanci and Danilo Spinola (YSI Complexity Economics Working Group)”. 
  • During mornings, the program aims to provide presentations of the state of the art of the discipline on a specific topic. At the end of each morning, workshops will elaborate on specific research questions or methodologies. The format for these sessions will be a roundtable followed by open Q&A.
  • In the afternoons, the academy seminars will take place. They are designed to give attendants the opportunity to present and discuss their own research with experienced mentors and the rest of participants of the academy. After each presentation, the paper will be discussed by one of the mentors and one young scholar.


The list of selected participants will be published on 18 October 2018 and we aim to welcome up to 20 young scholars. YSI will cover accommodation in shared apartments or shared hotel rooms to all selected participants. We expect to support some of the travel costs depending on funds availability.

Webinar Series

In the context of the Energy Innovation Academy, the FSR Energy Innovation Area will organize three webinars during September and October to set the scene and discuss the main topics of the Academy with a wider audience online.

More information coming soon!

Follow FSR on twitter and join the discussion on #EnergyInnovationFSR

For more information, contact the event coordinator: Chiara Canestrini



28 November 2018 @ 9:00 am
30 November 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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Badia Fiesolana
Via dei Roccettini, 9
Fiesole , Firenze 50014 Italy