How does it work?
The NEON methodology is innovative in that it focuses on difficult technological problems while
simultaneously evaluating and testing all technological and social options in a system setting through
social research, living labs and an integral computer model. This requires integrating and interfacing
technological knowledge with knowledge from the social sciences and humanities. To this end, NEON
requires an innovative multimethod approach that is both monodisciplinary and
interdisciplinary. The figure on the right gives an overview of how this methodology is embedded in NEON
project organisation. The centre of the circle depicts our target to contribute to the societal challenges on
energy, mobility and climate. We do this by constructing quantifiable scenarios in our innovative integral
model. Model input is generated by taking technological knowledge in different domains (outer rim) and
enrich it with input from economics, energy ethics, governance and behavioural psychology.
For more information regarding the domains, see our specific solutions below.