Innovation and governance are pivotal domains for the realization of societal transformation processes guided towards sustainable development. These processes involve a multitude of public and private actors who cooperate and compete in complex networks. We study innovation and governance processes related to sustainability challenges such as climate change, urban development, energy provision, biodiversity, production processes and health issues.

Selected publications

Peine, A., Faulkner, A., Jæger, B., Moors, E. (2015). Science, technology and the 'grand challenge' of ageing-Understanding the socio-material constitution of later life, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 93, pp. 1-9.

Frank J. van Rijnsoever, Jesse van den Berg, Joost Koch, Marko P. Hekkert (2014). Smart innovation policy: How network position and project composition affect the diversity of an emerging technology, Research Policy..

Mees, H.L.P., P.P.J. Driessen & H.A.C. Runhaar (2015). ‘Cool’ governance for a ‘hot’ climate issue: public and private responsibilities for the protection of vulnerable citizens against extreme heat, Regional Environmental Change.

Hegger, D.L.T., Dieperink, C. (2014) Toward successful joint knowledge production for climate change adaptation: lessons from six regional projects in The Netherlands. Ecology and Society, 19(2):34