Energy Business Research Laboratory
In order to effectively combat climate change, it is essential that fossil energy sources be replaced with new, sustainable energy technologies and related infrastructures. This poses not just technological and infrastructure challenges but also requires new ways of doing business and new ways to generate and consume energy. To achieve a sustainable global energy infrastructure and technological innovation needs to be combined with business, cultural and institutional innovation.
Working across the Department of Innovation & Entrepreneurship and the Department of Management at Imperial College Business School, the Energy Business Research Lab contributes managerial, policy and theoretical insight into the sustainable creation implementation and adoption of environmentally sustainable energy technologies. We carry out research on business model innovation, energy infrastructure design, the development and adoption of new energy technologies, project delivery and new business creation. The Laboratory’s goal is to explore how best to facilitate innovation that supports the economically feasible adaptation of sustainable energy technologies.