“To accelerate … clean energy technologies, RDD&D should address … design, adoption, and use… [at] the intersection of technology, behavior, and decision science” – 2015 DOE Quadrennial Technology Review
What is Innovation Decision Science?
Innovation decision science is the study of decision-making as it relates to the connection between innovative activities and governance at different levels. It involves creating new knowledge about: (1) how technologies are invented, incorporated into commercial designs, and adopted and used by consumers and organizations; and (2) how new innovations interact with existing governance structures.
Innovation Decision Science Includes:
This website highlights many of the innovation decision science activities conducted at LBNL and like-minded organizations. At LBNL, our work spans a wide range of policies and technologies, as shown below and interspersed throughout this site.