Conclusions and Recommendations
The EduaR&D assessment aimed at developing a methodology to support decision makers in energy research policy in their choice of which technologies to support (what) and the form this support should take (how). The assessment applied a complex concept combining three different analytical approaches (energy economics analysis, technology cycle analysis, and innovation systems analysis) for the first time to four distinct energy technologies. In doing so, it significantly sharpened the underlying methods and optimised their combination. Furthermore, the study generated experience on the prerequisites, added value and potential limits of the concept and derived a whole range of recommendations regarding its further improvement and future application.