NEFI INNOVATION PROCESS
The NEFI innovation process enables participation in the energy system transformation in industry. It creates a framework for recognising future challenges (white spots) in the changing industrial energy system and it supports industry in using these as opportunities.
The white are processed within the framework of the innovation process in "Project & Open Circles." and projects are developed with the aim of demonstrating new technologies that are "Made in Austria" and innovative solution concepts. The "Project & Open Circles" enable targeted involvement of stakeholders from industry, research, politics and the public.
OPEN CIRCLES & PROJECT CIRCLES
In "Open Circles," broad thematic white spots on NEFI innovation fields with high potential for future projects are dealt with. Specific research questions are defined in various formats such as thematic workshops, events, discussion groups, etc., which can lead to the formation of a "Project Circle".
Project Circles emerge from the Open Circles and work independently on their specific, clearly defined research questions, e.g. organising thematic workshops, involving various partners such as associate partners, the scientific community, industry and the public and the aim is to develop project proposals for further submission phases of the "Vorzeigeregion Energie" program in the form of a three-page project outline.