How new things spread – from viruses to low-carbon innovations

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Charlie Wilson gave a talk to the Oxford Energy Network on How do new things spread? The diffusion of digital low-carbon innovations”. Charlie explored the many analogies between the underlying mechanisms of virus transmission – about which we’ve all sadly become armchair experts – and the underlying mechanisms of innovation diffusion. He then showed a range of new evidence from the SILCI project demonstrating the importance of social influence in the diffusion of low-carbon innovations. The slides and a video of the talk are available here