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Welcome to the Technology Diffusion Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with links to additional on-line resources.

Background and Overview
Introduces the concept of technology diffusion and related concepts, and describes the factors involved in the adoption or rejection of innovations.

The ADOP2T Model
Describes the Accelerated Diffusion of Pollution Prevention Technologies (ADOP2T) Model.

Initiating an ADOP2T Program
Identifies steps for technology assistance programs to begin using the ADOP2T approach to technology diffusion.

Reasons to Change
Offers justifications for switching from a traditional technology diffusion approach to the ADOP2T approach.

Barriers to Change
Discusses factors that may impede the switch from traditional technology diffusion efforts to an ADOP2T approach.

State and Regional Efforts
Provides examples of state and regional technology diffusion efforts.

Provides easy access to definitions of technology diffusion related terms used in this Topic Hub.

Key Contacts
Lists key individuals and organizations with expertise in pollution prevention technology diffusion. Additional contacts are available in the GLRPPR Contacts Database.

Acknowledges the contribution of industry experts to this Topic Hub.

Complete List of Links
Lists all resources cataloged in this hub. If you know of resources relating to this topic, please let us know. We will review all suggestions and include them in the hub if they provide non-biased information not currently covered.


The Topic Hub™ is a product of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

The Technology Diffusion Topic Hub™ was developed by:

Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
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Hub Last Updated: 12/9/2010

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