Does Norwegian firms’ participation in knowledge networks facilitate access to the international offshore wind market?
A newly published study in Research Policy investigates this question with an analysis of datasets on Norwegian firms’ participation in research networks (data from the Research Council of Norway and EU funded projects) and on participation in the international offshore wind industry.
The results show that participation in knowledge networks only facilitate access to the international offshore wind market under certain conditions. First, participating in pilot and demonstration projects positively affects firms’ access to international markets. Second, we find that R&D project participation, per se, does not affect the access to international markets in our particular case. Participation in R&D projects has only a positive effect on international market access when R&D collaboration involves international partners.
The study is part of the RenewGrowth project, which has been hosted at TIK. RenewGrowth has been funded under the Research Council of Norway ENERGIX programme.