Focus Innovation Studies

Our research aims at further development of public innovation policies and firm innovation strategies.

The basic starting point is that innovation is a collective act that involves a multitude of actors who cooperate and compete in networks and who are stimulated and constrained by an institutional setting. The innovation systems perspective is the most suitable framework to capture the interrelated character of innovation processes. Resulting insights form the basis for policy strategies to support desirable innovation processes.

Research themes

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

Research schools

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