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Sustainability 2017, 9(3), 419; doi:10.3390/su9030419

The Role of Trials and Demonstration Projects in the Development of a Sustainable Bioeconomy

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Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK), University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1108 Blindern, Oslo NO-0317, Norway
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Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU), P.O. Box 2815 Tøyen, Oslo NO-0608, Norway
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Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3057, Australia
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Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (Circle), Lund University, Lund SE-22100, Sweden
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Department of Human Geography, Lund University, Sölvegatan 10, Lund SE-223 62, Sweden
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Academic Editors: Yongrok Choi and Marc A. Rosen
Received: 14 December 2016 / Revised: 28 February 2017 / Accepted: 9 March 2017 / Published: 11 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovation and Sustainable Development for the Bioeconomy)
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This article provides an overview of the literature on demonstration projects and trials, and accounts for how insights drawn from this literature can contribute to the development of a sustainable bioeconomy. The article reviews the literature on demonstration projects and trials, covering both more broad-based studies on demonstration projects mainly carried out in the US and more specific studies on demonstration projects for energy technologies carried out in Europe, the US, and Japan. The aim of the article is to account for how demonstration projects and trials can contribute to the development of a sustainable bioeconomy. View Full-Text
Keywords: bioeconomy; demonstration projects and trials; organizational solutions; learning outcomes bioeconomy; demonstration projects and trials; organizational solutions; learning outcomes
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Fevolden, A.M.; Coenen, L.; Hansen, T.; Klitkou, A. The Role of Trials and Demonstration Projects in the Development of a Sustainable Bioeconomy. Sustainability 2017, 9, 419.

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