Focus Innovation Studies

We want to understand and communicate the dynamics of emerging technologies and innovations that are relevant for societal problems

Research themes

We work on the following four themes:

  • Dynamics of emerging technological innovation systems
  • User – producer interactions in technological change
  • Coordination through visions and expectations
  • Strategies and collaborations in emerging technologies

Current research projects

Read about the topics of our current research projects.

Working Papers Series

The working paper series Innovation Studies Utrecht includes working papers authored or co-authored by members of the Section of Innovation Studies of the Copernicus Institute of Utrecht University.

Research schools

Our research aims at further development of public innovation policies and firm innovation strategies by means of evaluation research and the improvement of evaluation methods. We participate in the national research schools:

  • The Netherlands Graduate School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC)  
  • Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment (SENSE