Wicked Problem Perspectives Working Group

Solar Fuels Workshop: Roadmapping for Success

November 17-18, 2011

Event description

Attending was an impressive and deliberate mix of 42 participants: academic (19), research laboratory (6), corporate and investment community (17). ln addition, 5 science and management graduate students with relevant experience and expertise assisted. Three interrelated goals were set forth:

  • Deepen insights and provide immediate input into still-evolving SOFI conceptualization and planning; even to challenge plan elements.
  • Demonstrate potential and launch a comprehensive roadmapping process to optimize progress while identifying hidden opportunities and addressing potential pitfalls. Supporting this preliminary stage, CTIM brought in experienced industry facilitators to create a useful structure, help raise critical less recognized questions and stimulate discussion. The roadmapping focus and participant mix differentiated the program from the multitude of research-oriented events.
  • Establish a working “community” of critical stakeholders. Active, open interaction and collective buy-in by participants was a key intended outcome.

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