Prof. dr. ir. Rob Raven

Prof. dr. ir. Rob Raven

Innovation Studies

Prior positions

Eindhoven University of Technology (2005 - 2015)

Visiting professor Toulouse University School of Management (2011)

Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (2005-2008)



PhD, Transition Studies, Eindhoven University of Technology (2005)

MSc, Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology (1999)


Current projects

NATURVATION (Horizon2020), 2016-2020

Smart Cycling Futures (NWO), 2016-2021

The knowledge politics of experimenting with smart urbanism (NWO), 2016-2019

Smart eco-cities for a green economy: a comparative study of Europe and China (NWO), 2015-2018


Past projects

Experimenting for Sustainability in India and Thailand (NWO), 2011-2015

Towards a regional transition strategy for Walbrzych Functional Area (Climate-KIC), 2015

Smart governance at the regional-European nexus: monitoring and evaluating                                    European Knowledge and Innovation Communities (NWO), 2013

Broadening the social and political shale gas debate in the Netherlands (Rathenau Institute), 2013

Enabling and governing transitions to a low carbon society (Danish Council for Strategic Research), 2010-2014

The politics of low carbon innovation (NWO), 2010-2014

Technology transfer: getting ECN technology to the market (ECN), 2009

Exploration of mobility and ‘verrommeling’ in the Netherlands (Innovatie Network), 2008-2009

Competence kit for transition experiments (KSI), 2008

The role of social sciences in energy research (ECN), 2007

The contribution of Strategic Niche Management to system innovation  (KSI), 2006-2010

CREATE ACCEPTANCE: Social acceptance of renewable energy (7th framework program EU), 2006-2008

Energy systems in transition. A multi-regime analysis of the Dutch energy system (NWO), 2004-2006