​Insights from research on governance, networks, and socio-technical innovations. The event aims to bring together scholars from different disciplines around the topic of how energy initiatives take on complex projects. Around this central topic, a number of issues and lines of research are relevant, among them the following:

• Governance of initiatives

• Interactions between initiatives and local, provincial and national government

• Technologies for bottom-up initiatives

• Social and technical innovations and local energy initiatives

• Processes of scaling up and stabilisation in the energy transition

• Support for new energy sources when put forth by local initiatives