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EmInInn Details

A Collabarative Research Project of the 7th Framework Programme

Theme: ENV.2011.3.1.9-3
Macro-level indicators to monitor the environmental impact of innovation

Project Duration:
01/11/2011 - 31/05/2015

Dr. Philipp Schepelmann
Project Manager

Research Group Material Flows and Resource Management

Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Döppersberg 19
42103 Wuppertal

email: info(@)


Phase 1: Definitions, measurement and analytical framework

In a first step EMInInn will assemble and set out coherently, on the one hand, macro-indicators and data of environmental impacts and, on the other hand, indicators and data to measure innovations. The definitions and delineations will be the basis for selecting appropriate analytical frameworks to operationalize assessments of environmental impacts associated with innovation on a macro scale.

Phase 2: Innovation impact analysis

Ex-post assessment of the economy-wide environmental impacts of selected pervasive innovations through the application of advanced analytical frameworks in the context of:

  • Technologies of energy supply and demand
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Transport
  • Built environment and buildings
  • Waste management and recycling
This assessment will be supplemented by a limited amount of scenario work and economic modelling.

Phase 3: Policy implications and dissemination

EMInInn will strengthen the science-policy link through the interaction with experts, stakeholders and policy-makers. In that context EMInInn will address EU policies, which affect three major fields of environmental impact:

  • resources and waste,
  • energy and climate, as well as
  • land-use and biodiversity.