Брюнтруп Марлен -
Energy Clusters in Germany: The Role of Public Actors
Управление в сфере науки, технологий и инноваций
The thesis investigates the role of public actors in German energy clusters. It refers to clusters as organized initiatives which aim at enhancing the benefits associated with exchange, cooperation and competition of businesses and other actors in a particular region and industry. Public actors for instance ministries, administrative bodies or governmental agencies can treat clusters as an instrument linked to industry promotion, Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), and regional development. In the context of Germany’s energy transition – the country’s policy framework to phase-out nuclear power and to significantly increase the share of Renewable Energies (REs) in its fossil fuel-dominated energy mix ¬– all three aforementioned perspectives are seen as relevant in public debates and previous studies.