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07/01/2020
The role of inter-organizational innovation networks as change drivers in commercialization of disruptive technologies: the case of power-to-gas

We have published our latest research results in the International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management, concluding that inter-organizational innovation networks and their role in shaping further innovation and the establishment of regulatory sandbox models might be essential to overcome barriers of commercialization of power-to-gas technology.

Please, find below the abstract of the publication:

Power-to-gas (P2G) technology is an emerging disruptive solution for renewable electricity integration and energy storage. Two significant challenges of its commercialization are the perceived risks associated to its scalability and the cost-benefit ratio of P2G versus other innovative energy storage technologies. Its emerging regulatory and business environment significantly limit the accuracy of the financial models, as well.

The authors have examined how strategic and innovation management could contribute to the commercialization of the technology despite the above-mentioned challenges. The authors performed action research between 2016–2019 at Hungarian technology developer startup Power-to-Gas Hungary Kft.

Research results show that dyad-level open innovation led to a significant opportunity to make new steps towards the commercialization of the disruptive technology. Because of the exploitative characteristics of the market environment and emerging regulatory framework, significant needs for complementary resources were identified that would drive successful commercialization. Inter-organizational P2G innovation networks and their role in shaping further innovation and the establishment of regulatory sandbox models might be essential to overcome barriers of commercialization of this disruptive technology.

Csedő, Zoltán; Zavarkó, Máté (2020): The role of inter-organizational innovation networks as change drivers in commercialization of disruptive technologies: the case of power-to-gas, International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management 28, pp. 53-70.

To read the full paper, please, click on the link below:
https://doi.org/10.5278/ijsepm.3388