January 26, 2023
Research article on selection criteria of sustainability-oriented technologies
The Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Business Models has published a new study on selection criteria of sustainability-oriented technologies (SOTs). Given the need for systemic change to achieve the transition from a fossil-based economy to a bio-based one, it is crucial to align the expectations of different actors along the value chain when developing and commercializing SOTs. To analyze what different actors along the value chain look for when selecting SOTs, this study relies on group concept mapping based on a group discussion and a subsequent sorting and evaluation process of selection criteria. Applied to the case of the bio-based economy, this study attempts to aggregate the perceptions of four different stakeholder groups along the value chain. The results show that selection criteria related to future competitiveness, public acceptance and sustainability aspects of the technology are considered very important by most stakeholders for the selection of sustainable technologies.
Publication available here.