CREST’s mission is to develop frameworks, tools, and new technology research projects for overcoming the challenge of transforming the global energy system while creating sustainable opportunities for economic growth. To carry out its mission, CREST has three inter-related pillars of strategic activity:
- Carbon Roadmapping. The aim is to identify crucial research needs, technology trajectories, and policy levers. It is critical to our approach that policy and technology be closely interwoven.
- Green Growth. We explore low-carbon growth and development strategies. The specific challenge is to progress from research to deployment, confronting issues of legacy systems and technologies. Key questions include technology transition, the stimulation of markets, and investment strategies.
- New Partnership Models. As international research partnerships evolve, we will study and propose new IP management strategies and business models. CREST aims to revitalize the partnership between governmental policies and industry, business, and international economic imperatives to address pressing problems. Case studies will be centered on CREST research collaborations.