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Innovation for Climate chAnge mitigation: a study of energy R&d, its Uncertain effectiveness and Spillovers

It is a three-year (2010-2012) European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant funded by the European Commission under the umbrella of the 7th Framework Programme. The project is coordinated by Valentina Bosetti at the premises of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.

ICARUS aims at producing an unprecedented analysis of energy-related innovation mechanisms with the objective to:

  • understand the role of Research & Development (R&D) investments;
  • provide detailed analysis of international and inter-sectoral R&D and innovation spillovers;
  • disentangle the roles and synergies of public and private R&D investments;
  • incorporate in the analysis the uncertainty that inevitably affects the success of R&D programs;
  • simulate optimal policy responses using an integrated assessment model.


Last updated January 14, 2013