Industry is a key economic sector. It is an important source of income generation and allows for rapid and sustained increases in living standards for all people. However, at the moment industry is also a major contributor to climate change and other environmental problems.
The Copernicus Institute studies pathways towards sustainability for industry. We assess opportunities and practices to reduce the impact of industry, as well as break- through innovations that have the potential to radically change industrial processes. We study how industrial innovation systems develop and implement solutions, and we advise industries, industrial and policy organisations on accelerating sustainable change in industry