The specialization System Innovation Management focuses on developing and exploring viable innovative business cases for the optimization and/or realization of complex (renewable) energy systems, which can include for instance; power to gas, factory optimization, hydrogen powered neighborhoods etc. Within these complex systems an integral and multidisciplinary approach on designing and developing a business ecosystem is key; as the development and introduction of such innovative systems is a so called ‘wicked problem’. The only way to tackle wicked problems is an integral approach.
PESTEL is the framework we use for this process and you will learn how to model and optimize multiple PESTEL factors in order to increase viability of the system. Therefore, this specialization focusses on the elements which come together in the PESTEL framework (see figure 1). You will learn how to design, develop and manage the process of innovation needed for successfully developing and exploring viable innovative business cases for complex (renewable) energy systems.
Figure 1: Elements in the PESTEL framework (source)