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    The potential of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) to reduce local pollutant and global greenhouse gas emissions strongly depends on their real-world usage and the share of kilometres driven on electricity, the so-called utility factor (UF). In the European CO2 fleet targets, generic functions for UF of PHEV are used derived from in standardized testing procedures, or test cycles, such as the Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). We find that the current WLTP UF parameters are too optimistic about real-world UF since long-distance driving was missing in earlier estimates, actual charging is less frequent than commonly assumed and real-world all-electric ranges are lower than WLTP ranges.

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  • Regional strategy development processes have started again in many European regions and RIS3 (Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation) are perceived as an interesting new research topic. There is a call for papers for the “Journal of entrepreneurship, management and innovation”, the submission deadline ist the 30 September 2021.

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  • © shutterstock.com/LuckyStep, shutterstock.com/fractal-an, shutterstock.com/Bokica, istockphoto.com/enjoynz, istockphoto.com/rangepuppies, Fraunhofer ISI

    Dr. Susanne Bieker coordinates the interdisciplinary research field “Transformation and innovation systems for urban areas” at Fraunhofer ISI. In this interview, she gives us a general introduction to the new topic.

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  • © istockphoto.com/Bim

    Recent research shows that while the EU promotes social and ethical values in research and innovation, such values are not well integrated in research policy or practice. Responsible research and innovation principles have been designed to enhance an inclusive and democratic approach to enabling research and innovation (R&I) to reflect values, needs and aspirations of society. Research from the Fraunhofer ISI, the University of Wageningen, the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, and 18 partners however suggest a lack of integration of ethics and public engagement in European research projects.

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  • NEST Winter School at Fraunhofer ISI / 2019

    Questionnaire: Berit Piepgras

    from Jacob Leidenberger / March 14, 2019

    This week, PhD students and junior researchers from the NEST PhD-Network and the STRN methodologies thematic group are gathering at Fraunhofer ISI. Regularly we ask a participant of the NEST Winter School on “Methodologies and Methods for Sustainability Transitions Research“ to complete a questionnaire. Today: Berit Piepgras.

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  • NEST Winter School at Fraunhofer ISI / 2019

    Questionnaire: Abdullah Fahimi

    from Christoph Ries / March 13, 2019

    This week, PhD students and junior researchers from the NEST PhD-Network and the STRN methodologies thematic group are gathering at Fraunhofer ISI. Each day we ask a participant of the NEST Winter School on “Methodologies and Methods for Sustainability Transitions Research” to complete a questionnaire. Day 2: Abdullah Fahimi.

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  • NEST Winter School at Fraunhofer ISI / 2019

    Questionnaire: Ignė Stalmokaitė

    from Ulrike Aschoff / March 12, 2019

    This week, PhD students and junior researchers from the NEST PhD-Network and the STRN methodologies thematic group are gathering at Fraunhofer ISI. Regularly we ask a participant of the NEST Winter School on “Methodologies and Methods for Sustainability Transitions Research“ to complete a questionnaire. Today: Ignė Stalmokaitė.

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