Transitions Projects

Browse the diverse Transitions projects hosted at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development

Ongoing projects

DATA ALLY (2024-2028)

This project investigates how to rebalance the ‘data asymmetry’ between governments and businesses and how the shared private sector data is used in government decisions on societal issues. More.

CropXR (2023-2033)

This project seeks to combine biological and computational science and technologies to create, optimise and utilize a revolutionary 'smart-data-breeding' concept. More.

Just CRISPR (2023-2027)

This project studies whether and how crop gene editing technologies (like CRISPR/Cas) can contribute to a just transition for smallholder farmers in the global South. More.

Data purchasing (2023-2024)

Creating an evidence base on when, how, for what purposes, and with what implications the Dutch authorities resort to purchasing data from the private sector for decision-making around societal challenges. More.

Ad-RICCE (2022-2027)

How can we transition to climate-resilient rice farming in a way that is both effective and fair? Adaptive Rice Cultivation for a Changing Climate (Ad-RICCE) seeks to promote more climate resilience agriculture by rice farming in India by combining expertise in plant sciences, social sciences, and policy making. More.

DemoTrans (2022-2026)

The key challenge of DemoTrans is to investigate the interchange between democratic institutions and the globalisation of the economy, and to develop promising new approaches to re-embed democracy and capitalism. More.


Developing a digital platform to support independent and healthy lives for Europe’s ageing populations. More.