(Casebook) Innovative Regulatory Approaches with Focus on Experimental Sandboxes 2.0

Building on the first initiative on Experimental Sandboxes (2019), ISGAN has organized a follow-up project (2021) with a series of interactive knowledge transfer workshops and accompanying activities on maximizing policy-learning from Regulatory Experimenting programs or initiatives.

Three international workshops and several interlinked workshops at the national level have focused on questions regarding relevant actors, the orchestration of actors, the role of transformation strategies, effective policy learning processes, and legal prerequisites for Regulatory Experimenting. During the course of the project, it became clear that a broader view on experimenting helps to position national initiatives without losing focus on how to maximize learning from these. Therefore, the concept of Regulatory Experimenting was adopted, which contains a wide range of tools for supporting innovation.

The casebook provides some of the best practices of regulatory sandbox program and smart grid projects under that framework from 10 countries as well as four key policy messages that were formulated by the ISGAN Sandbox KTP Project Team and the transdisciplinary group of participants in the workshops, with the intention to bring it to the attention of the Clean Energy Ministerial. Four policy messages were successfully presented to a variety of stakeholders in the power sector around the world at the twelfth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM12).

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