Dr. Friedemann Polzin
f.h.j.polzin@uu.nl
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Profiel

Friedemann Polzin is Assistant Professor at Utrecht University School of Economics (chair of Strategy, Organisation and Entrepreneurship), Sustainable Finance Lab (SFL), European Centre for Alternative Finance (ECAF), and has been a visiting researcher at SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex. He is also a senior advisor to the Sustainable Business Institute (SBI) in Germany. Friedemann holds a PhD in Business Economics from EBS Business School and a MSc in Business Administration from the University of Jena. He investigates the financing of sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship, corresponding organizational, legal and institutional arrangements as well as the political environment required for a transition towards a green economy. His work has been published in leading innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and energy journals as well as practioner outlets.

Wetenschappelijke expertises
venture capital
innovation intermediaries
innovation systems
Ondernemingsfinanciering
Vaardigheden
kwalitatieve analyse
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Weka (Datamining)
MaxQDA
Zotero
Nvivo
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Peer-reviewed articles

Polzin, F., Sanders, M. & Täube, F.A. 2017. A diverse and resilient financial system for investments in the energy transition. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 28, 24-32. doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2017.07.004

Polzin, F., Sanders, M., & Stavlöt, U. 2017. Do investors and entrepreneurs match? – Evidence from the Netherlands and Sweden. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2017.07.016

Polzin, F., 2017. Mobilizing private finance for low-carbon innovation - a systematic review of barriers and solutions. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 77, 525-535. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2017.04.007

Migendt, M., Polzin, F., Schock, F., Täube, F.A., von Flotow, P., 2017. Beyond Venture Capital: An Exploratory Study of the Finance-Innovation-Policy Nexus in Cleantech. Industrial and Coporate Change. doi:10.1093/icc/dtx014

Polzin, F., Toxopeus, H., & Stam, E. 2017. The wisdom of the crowd in funding. Information heterogeneity and social networks of crowdfunders. Small Business Economics. doi:10.1007/s11187-016-9829-3

Nolden, C., Sorrell, S., & Polzin, F., 2016. Catalysing the energy service market: The role of intermediaries. Energy Policy, 98, 420-430. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2016.08.041

Polzin, F., von Flotow, P., & Nolden, C., 2016. Modes of governance for municipal energy efficiency services - the case of LED street lighting in Germany. Journal of Cleaner Production, 139, 133-145. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.100

Polzin, F., von Flotow, P., & Nolden, C., 2016. What encourages local authorities to engage with energy performance contracting for retrofitting? - Evidence from German municipalities. Energy Policy, 94, 317-330. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2016.03.049

Polzin, F., von Flotow, P., & Klerkx, L., 2016. Addressing barriers to eco-innovation: Exploring the finance mobilisation functions of institutional innovation intermediaries. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 103, 34-46. doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2015.10.001

Polzin, F., Migendt, M., Täube, F. A., & von Flotow, P., 2015. Public policy influence on renewable energy investments—A panel data study across OECD countries. Energy Policy, 80, 98–111. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2015.01.026

Polzin, F. & von Flotow, P., 2013. How cooperation between innovators and investors influences the innovation process. In Leslie A. Toombs (Ed.) Proceedings of the Seventy-third Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, ISSN 1543-8643.

Monographs

Polzin, F., 2015. Addressing barriers to low-carbon innovation: Essays on structures and policies to mobilise private finance. Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt am Main. doi:10.3726/978-3-653-06116-1

Book chapters

Polzin, F., Sanders, M., & Stavlöt, U. 2017. Mobilising early stage investments for an innovation-led sustainability transition, forthcoming in Walker, T., Kibsey, S. & Crichton, R. ‘Designing a Sustainable Financial System: Development Goals and Socio-Ecological Responsibility’. Palgrave McMillan.

Working papers

Toxopeus, H. & Polzin, F. 2017. Characterizing nature-based solutions from a business model and financing perspective. NATURVATION working paper. Available at: www.naturvation.eu

Polzin, F., Sanders, M. & Täube, F.A. 2017. A diverse and resilient financial system for investments in the energy transition. Sustainable Finance Lab Working Paper. Available at: www.sustainablefinancelab.nl and TKI Working paper. Available at: Discussion Papers

Polzin, F. 2016. Barriers to low-carbon innovation, consequences for finance and policy responses. Sustainable Finance Lab Working Paper. Available at: www.sustainablefinancelab.nl

Polzin, F., Sanders, M., & Stavlöt, U. 2016. Do investors and entrepreneurs match? – Evidence from the Netherlands and Sweden. Sustainable Finance Lab Working Paper. Available at: www.sustainablefinancelab.nl

Polzin, F., Toxopeus, H., & Stam, E. 2016. The wisdom of the crowd in funding. Information heterogeneity and social networks of crowdfunders. Available at: www.sustainablefinancelab.nl

Nolden, C., Sorrell, S., & Polzin, F. 2015. Innovative Procurement Frameworks for Energy Performance Contracting in the UK Public Sector. SPRU Working Paper Series (SWPS), 2015-31: 1-31. ISSN 2057-6668. Available at: www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/research/swps

Polzin, F., von den Hoff, M., & Jung, M. 2015. Drivers and Barriers for Renewable Energy Investments in Emerging Countries – the Case of Wind Energy in China, India and Brazil, Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network. Available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2690477

Polzin, F., von Flotow, P., & Klerkx, L., 2015. Accelerating the Cleantech Revolution: Exploring the Financial Mobilisation Functions of Institutional Innovation Intermediaries. SPRU Working Paper Series (SWPS), 2015-22: 1-39. ISSN 2057-6668. Available at: www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/research/swps

Polzin, F., von Flotow, P., & Nolden, C., 2015. Exploring the role of servitization to overcome barriers for innovative energy efficiency technologies – the case of public LED street lighting in German municipalities. SPRU Working Paper Series (SWPS), 2015-07: 1-36. ISSN 2057-6668. Available at: www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/research/swps

Polzin, F., Migendt, M., Täube, F.A., & von Flotow, P., 2015. Public policy influence on renewable energy investments – A longitudinal study across OECD countries, Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network. Available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2423310.

Migendt, M., Schock, F., Täube, F.A., von Flotow, P., & Polzin, F., 2014. Private equity in clean technology: An exploratory study of the finance-innovation-policy nexus, Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network. Available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2501297.

Polzin, F., 2010. Stakeholder Management in Social Ventures – Exploring the Effects of Stakeholder Salience, Trust and Conflict on Social Enterprise Performance, NY: Social Science Research Network. Available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2578449

Non-peer-reviewed articles

Toxopeus, H., Kleverlaan, R., & Polzin, F. 2016. Crowdfunding voor de lokale economie: kansen en uitdagingen. Tijdschrift voor het Economisch Onderwijs 116

von Flotow, P. &  Polzin, F. 2014. Beleuchtung: LED den Weg bereiten. Stadt+Werk 03/2014

Reports

Global Alliance for Banking on Values, Finance Watch, & Mission 2020, 2017. New pathways: Building blocks for a sustainable finance future for Europe. White paper.

van der Lijn, S., Toxopeus, H., Polzin, F., Abid, J., Kleverlaan, R., Maas, K., Stam, E., & de Graaf, F.-J., 2016. Nationaal Crowdfunding Onderzoek 2016: Onderzoek naar de motivaties, risico inschattingen en besluitvorming van crowdfunders in nederland. Project report. (in Dutch)

von Flotow, P. & Polzin, F., 2016. Modernising municipal street lighting and the role of energy service contracts (follow-up study). Project report. (in German)

Migendt, M., Schock, F., Polzin, F., von Flotow, P. &  Täube, F.A., 2015. Green Growth - The contribution of Venture Capital and Private Equity. Project report. (in German)

von Flotow, P. & Polzin, F., 2015. Modernising municipal street lighting and the role of energy service contracts. Project report. (in German)

Futterer, F., Schneider, C., von Flotow, P., & Polzin, F., 2014., The contribution of leasing and contracting to the diffusion of green technologies. Project report. (in German)

von Flotow, P. et al. 2013., Climate change, financial markets and innovation (CFI), Project report. (in German)

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Project:
INNOPATHS :Innovation pathways, strategies and policies for the Low-Carbon Transition in Europe
01-12-2016 tot 30-11-2020
Algemene projectbeschrijving 

The EU has long had decarbonisation ambitions, but there remains considerable uncertainty as to precisely how these ambitions will be achieved, or what the impacts of such achievement will be on the EU economy and society more generally. INNOPATHS will resolve this uncertainty to the extent possible, will characterise and provide a quantification of the uncertainty which remains, and will describe in great detail a number of possible low-carbon pathways for the EU, together with the economic, social and environmental impacts to which they are likely to lead. Therefore INNOPATHS develops an understanding the challenges of decarbonisation and the (technological) innovation needed to address them, present a detailed assessment of low-carbon technologies, their uncertainties, future prospects and system characteristics. Finally INNOPATHS researchers propose policy and innovation system reforms that will help the EU and Member States meet their greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

Rol: Uitvoerder & contactpersoon
Individuele projectbeschrijving

Based innovation financing literature and sector-specific modelling, the contribution of Friedemann (SFL/U.S.E.), ETH Zurich and PIK lies in the quantification of past and current investment flows to both incumbent high-carbon technologies as well as new low-carbon alternatives as well as funding sources. In addition potential finance gaps unaccounted for in existing pathways are identified by translating technology-specific investment/divestment demands into likely demands for different kind of finance. As a central piece, public-private sector risk-sharing as means to facilitate private sector finance and address demand-supply mismatches will be studied and finally instruments and conditions through which the financial sector could play an enabling role in the transition towards a low-carbon economy will be derived.

Financiering
3e geldstroom - EU
Projectleden
Overige projectleden:
  • University College London (UCL)
  • Euromediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)
  • Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
  • E3Modelling (E3M)
  • Aalto University
  • Warsaw University of Technology
  • Sciences Po
  • Science Policy Research (SPRU) University of Sussex (SPRU)
  • European University Institute
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
  • Allianz Climate Solutions
  • ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability)
  • Nice and Serious
Project:
NATURVATION NATure-based Urban innoVATION: New governance, business, financing models and economic impact assessment tools for sustainable cities with nature-based solutions (urban re-naturing)
01-11-2016 tot 31-10-2020
Algemene projectbeschrijving 

Nature-Based Solutions have the potential to limit impacts of climate change, enhance biodiversity and improve environmental quality while contributing to economic activities and social well-being. Examples are green roofs and city parks that limit heat stress, city lagoons that store water and permeable surfaces, vegetation and rain gardens to intercept storm water. To unlock the potential of nature based solutions for sustainable urban development, NATURVATION takes a transdisciplinary, internationally comparative approach to capture the multiple impacts and values of these solutions. Based on a comparison of 1000 nature based solutions across 6 cities, it identifies the most promising governance, business, finance and participation models and how to overcome the systemic conditions that currently limit their use. The real-world impact of NATURVATION is realized through co-design, co-development and co-implementation of new partnerships, knowledge, processes and tools required to build capacity, enable replication and foster cultural change.

Rol: Uitvoerder
Individuele projectbeschrijving

Based on theories of institutional and societal transformations, valuation methods from environmental economics and financing of sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship, the U.S.E. researchers identify economically efficient innovations and viable business and financing models for nature based solutions. Moreover, they contribute to improving the economic components of a framework that will be developed for assessing nature based solutions for strategic planning of cities. Best practice business and finance models will be analyzed to derive structural conditions for finance.

Financiering
3e geldstroom - EU
Projectleden
Overige projectleden:
  • Durham University
  • Central European University
  • Ecologic Institute gGmbH
  • ICLEI
  • Institut Fur Landeskunde
  • PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Lund University
  • ENT Environment and Management
  • The Centre for Economic and Regional Studies
  • Malmo City
  • Newcastle City Council
  • Gemeente Utrecht

Research and outreach centres

European Centre for Alternative Finance

Reviewing

Business & Society

Energy policy

European Management Journal

Industrial and Corporate Change (ICC)

Journal of Cleaner Production

Long Range Planning

Research policy

Technological Forecasting & Social Change

G-Forum

Academy of Management (AOM)

SPRU Working Paper Series

Conferences & Workshops

Toxopeus, H., Achterberg, E., & Polzin, F. A banker’s perspective on circular business model innovation, 9th Annual ARCS Research Conference, June 14-16, Rotterdam, NL.

FIRES H2020 Annual Conference, October 12-14: Finance for the entrepreneurial society, Utrecht (NL), workshop moderation.

G-Forum Entrepreneurship Research Conference, October 5-7, 2016: The wisdom of the crowd in funding. Information heterogeneity and social networks of crowdfunders, Leipzig (GER), Paper presentation.

DRUID16 20th Anniversary Conference, June 13-15, 2016: Barriers to low-carbon innovation and consequences for finance in innovation studies literature & The wisdom of the crowd in funding. Information heterogeneity and social networks of crowdfunders, Copenhagen (DK), Paper presentation.

Workshop Financing Innovation in Renewable Energy: Who is doing what, where and when? February 11, 2016: Public policy influence on renewable energy investments – a panel data study on OECD countries, London (UK), Paper presentation.

Global Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption Conference, November 1-4, 2015: Barriers to low-carbon innovation and consequences for finance in innovation studies literature & From risky innovation to socially responsible innovation - key stakeholder influences on social ventures in product innovation management, Barcelona/Sitges (ES), Paper presentation

Energy Systems Conference, June 24-25, 2014: Exploring the role of servitisation servitization to overcome barriers for innovative energy efficiency technologies – the case of public LED street lighting in German municipalities & Public policy influence on renewable energy investments, London (UK), Poster presentation

ETH PhD-Academy on Sustainability and Technology, June 8-13, 2014: Exploring the role of servitisation servitization to overcome barriers for innovative energy efficiency technologies – the case of public LED street lighting in German municipalities, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (CH), Paper presentation

SPRU Seminar Series, Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU): Governing the cleantech revolution: the role of institutional intermediaries as coordinators between financiers and innovators, University of Sussex, Brighton (UK), Paper presentation

73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management August 9-13, 2013, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida, Theme: Capitalism in Question, Technology and Innovation Management Division: How cooperation between innovators and investors influences the innovation process. (Accepted for presentation and included in the AOM Best Paper Proceedings 2013)

The 35th DRUID Celebration Conference 2013 in Barcelona (Spain) June 17 – 19 on INNOVATION, STRATEGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP Competitiveness and Dynamics of Organizations, Technologies, Systems and Geography, organized in cooperation with and hosted by ESADE Business School; Ramon Llull University.

Informs Annual Meeting 2012 Phoenix, AZ (USA): Organizational and Industry Renewal (IV): Consortia, Alliances and Collaborations. – Financing Eco-innovation – The Determinants of Cooperation to Bridge the Valley of Death (accpeted for presentation)

“Private equity financing of clean technologies” Workshop May 4, 2012 University of California in Berkeley, CA (USA)

oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy 2012 Lihn, Switzerland: Collaborative Entrepreneurship & Innovation – Fostering innovation beyond basic research grants – how cooperation between innovators and investors affects innovation performance. (Accepted for presentation)

Visiting Scholar

Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU), August-October 2013, University of Sussex, Brighton (UK)

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Teaching evaluation Global Index 2017: 4,2/5

Analysis of Competitiveness and Innovation Policy (ECB3ACP) 2015/2016, 2016/2017 - 3rd year Economics and Business Economics Bachelor Course

Sustainable Entrepreneurship (ECMSE) 2015/2016, 2016/2017 - 1st year Innovation studies and Economics Master Course

Qualitative research methods (ECB2QRM) 2016/2017 - 2nd year Economics and Business Economics Bachelor Course

MSc/BSc thesis supervision (topics): Sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial and innovation finance (crowdfunding, venture capital, private equity, banks, institutional investors), policies for low-carbon innovation, entrepreneurship, finance and transition

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Senior adviseur van het Sustainable Business Institute (SBI)

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