Research Services and Methods

Research Services

  • Acceptance research
  • Dialogue, discourse and stakeholder participation
  • Energy forecasts and emission scenario analysis
  • Evaluation, accompanying research, impact analysis
  • Horizon scanning
  • Integrated roadmaps
  • Modeling
  • Sustainability assessment
  • Policy advice
  • Feasability studies and potential analysis
  • Process facilitation and management
  • Service engineering
  • Social empirical research methods
  • Scenario processes and studies
  • Technology assessment
  • Knowledge transfer and exchange using digital media
  • Workshops and events
  • Futures studies and foresight projects

Methods

  • Benchmarking and frontrunner-studies or approach
  • Delphi questionnaires
  • Expert interviews and case studies
  • Focus groups
  • SWOT analysis
  • Innovation workshops
  • Lead-user workshops
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Open space
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Stakeholder panel 
  • Material flow analysis
  • Sustainable value approach
  • Scenario Techniques (explorative/quantitative/normative)
  • In-depth interviews
  • Questionnaires and data analysis (online/print/one-to-one)
  • Website and text analysis
  • Scientific trend analysis
  • Future search conference
  • Future Workshop (method according to Jungk/Müllert)