GEM Webinar 'Social Science Perspectives on Energy Innovation'

Created by Cornelia Schwenk Partner on 10-Jan-2018

Monday, 5 February 2018 at Online

Starts at 00:00 · Ends on 09-Apr-2018 at 01:00, CEST (Europe/Berlin)

  • Cornelia Schwenk
  • Faris Hibatulaziz

UPDATE: Enrollment here


Grenoble School of Management (GEM) and InnoEnergy will collaboratively offer the course ‘Social Science Perspectives on Energy Innovation’ again in early 2018. The course, initated by the ENTECH programe, starts the week commencing February 5, 2018 and runs for 10 weeks. Enrolment is free and open to individuals in InnoEnergy higher education and industry with a genuine interest in the course material.  European course credits or a certificate of completion can be issued for students who complete the course. Course delivery is by pre-recorded video lecture and participation in weekly webinars.

Provisions can be made for individuals for whom webinar attendance is impossible. The course description and timeline for enrolment are below. More information will be circulated next week.


Sincerely yours,

Dr David Grover



 This course explores energy innovation and related processes of technological change in energy systems, from a variety of social science perspectives.  The perspectives considered are mainly economic but also political, geographic, philosophical and sociological.  The course is targeted at post-graduate students with an engineering, natural sciences or other technical background and/or individuals in management roles where social science insights are useful in management and decision making.  Current theories and debates around human behavior as it relates to innovation are covered with practical examples and applications focusing on real-world energy and environment problems.



*Early January: course announced

*Mid January: preview video and details about how to enrol circulated

*Late January: enrolment closes

*Week commencing February 5, 2018: course begins (week 1)

*Week commencing April 9, 2018: course ends (week 10)