Green gems: Leading clean technology innovation networks

Karl Fradley, Giselle Rampersad

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

    1 Citation (Scopus)


    In the race to innovate the green gems of the future, leading and investing in clean technology innovation offers a resounding call to action. For Middle Eastern oil-rich countries and energy companies seeking to diversify by investing in solar and wind power to others picking up the pieces after the inevitable closure of challenging sectors including automotive and coal, turning towards R&D and advanced manufacturing of these green gems offer a glimmer of hope. Such green gems range from solar powered cars and alternative energy solutions to sensor-led systems to recycle water, monitor air and water pollution and promote smart energy use in play and work. This chapter offers a case study of best practice, providing an example of how a clean technology innovation network can emerge comprising key actors from government and business to create clean technology solutions to address water pollution compliance legislation. New legislation coupled with the pivotal role of a green information system to enforce compliance has resulted in the development of an entire industry and export sector around water treatment systems. The chapter offers important implications for policy makers and managers in leading the development of clean technology innovation sectors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTechnology Innovation Leadership in Development: A Middle East (West Asia) Perspective
    Subtitle of host publicationA 'Middle East' (West Asia) Perspective
    PublisherNova Publishers
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Electronic)9781631173912
    ISBN (Print)9781631173882
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • Actor network theory
    • Clean technology
    • Green innovation
    • Green IS
    • Innovation
    • Regulatory tool
    • Sustainability


    Dive into the research topics of 'Green gems: Leading clean technology innovation networks'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this