Center for Energy Innovation, Governance and Investment Five HSG institutes are jointly conducting research in the 2014 established Centre for Energy Innovation, Governance and Investment (EGI-HSG) and focus on questions regarding the energy turnaround. EGI-HSG is an interdisciplinary collaboration of five University of St.Gallen institutes on socio-economic energy research. This centre provides the scientific basis for decision-making processes in business and politics. The University of St.Gallen and its partners from academia, industry and public administration aim at providing a valuable contribution to the implementation of the Swiss Energy Strategy 2050. EGI-HSG participates in a national research initiative called the Swiss Centres of Competence in Energy Research (SCCER), which the Federal Government funds. The centre at the University of St.Gallen was established in close cooperation with the City of St. Gallen and the municipal utilities (Sankt Galler Stadtwerke). The five institutes involved in EGI-HSG are the: ▪ Institute for Economy and the Environment: Rolf Wüstenhagen (Head) ▪ Institute of Public Finance, Fiscal Law and Law and Economics: Peter Hettich (Co-Head) ▪ Institute for Operations Research and Computational Finance: Karl Frauendorfer ▪ Institute of Political Science: James Davis ▪ Institute of Technology Management: Oliver Gassmann Five assistant professorships in the research fields of energy governance, energy finance, energy consumer behaviour, energy innovation management and energy law were created from the funds that the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI), in combination with HSG’s own resources and third-party funds, had made available.