January 2018

This literature review explores government interventions and innovation program coordination needed to inform and support effective business innovation in clean tech – and to support business development and commercialisation of clean innovation more generally. The focus of this paper is public programming to  support clean technology development and adoption by businesses.


Stewart Elgie, Smart Prosperity Institute, University of Ottawa
Geoff McCarney, Smart Prosperity Institute, University of Ottawa
William Scott, Smart Prosperity Institute
Michal Miedzinski, UCL - Institute for Sustainable Resources


The Clean Economy Working Paper Series disseminates findings of ongoing environmental and clean economy work conducted by researchers from a range of disciplines. These working papers are meant to make results of relevant scholarly work available in a preliminary form. Although these papers have not undergone a peer-review process, they meet general standards of scholarly excellence. The views expressed in these working papers are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart Prosperity Institute.