Tracking clean energy innovation in the business sector: an overview

This Overview reviews a range of such sources including financial fillings, venture capital deals, patents, scientific publications, marketed products and firm-level perceptions. It recommends that governments seek to develop and share effective practices in this area and adopt a portfolio of indicators suited to their own context. Six insights are presented for governments wishing to strengthen their energy innovation tracking efforts. The insights highlight the value of increased international cooperation on methodologies, which echoes the importance of cross-border collaboration to accelerate clean energy innovation more generally.