Co-creating Responsible Energy Systems

  • Yvo Thomas Anton HuninkEmail author
  • Linda Manon Kamp
  • Esther Maria Blom
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 580)


Energy system projects in countries like India are often failing. Not only because of technical or economical barriers, but mainly institutional and social issues are at the base of these failures. A co-creation, or participatory, process to align all demands and requirements of the different stakeholders is required. This paper takes evidence from literature on co-creation and energy systems and from case study research in India to help define an approach towards such a co-creation process as a use case for the application of the Responsible Innovation Systems framework. A discussion on co-creation as a solution generates a number of recommendations, after which a set of characteristics is concluded that the co-creation process of energy systems should have towards a responsible approach, so that more robust and sustainable innovations might emerge.


Co-creation Participatory process Responsible innovation systems Energy systems Sustainable innovation Process design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yvo Thomas Anton Hunink
    • 1
    Email author
  • Linda Manon Kamp
    • 2
  • Esther Maria Blom
    • 3
  1. 1.Responsible InnovationEnergy BazaarThe HagueThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty Technology, Policy and ManagementDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Delft Centre for EntrepreneurshipDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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