SENSE Research Cluster XI: Industrial transformation - Sustainable production - Transitions to sustainability
There is a growing awareness that sustainability demands system changes in the fields of e.g. food production, energy supply and transportation. This implies fundamental changes, transitions, in the patterns of production and consumption. What is the role of technological innovation in transitions? What is the role of producers and consumers? And how do changes in technology, society and individual behavior interact? Building on the concept of industrial transformation, participants in this cluster explore possibilities for innovation and stakeholder cooperation.
This research field explores societal and technological developments and their dynamic interactions. Research that integrates the socio-sphere and the techno-sphere of the man-made environment has a high scientific complexity. Transitions towards sustainability have a high societal relevance. Participants in this SENSE Research Cluster strive for scientific excellence, combined with clear societal involvement.
Featuring subjects, mechanisms and methods that are being developed and applied in this SENSE Research Cluster are, for example:
the metabolism of society as involved in production and consumption
understanding social and technological change in processes of long-term transitions toward sustainability
effective policies and decision making for sustainable technological development
We welcome experts in the field of industrial transformation, sustainable production and transitions to sustainability to participate in this research cluster to exchange knowledge and stimulate new innovative developments (if you are not a member of the SENSE Research School but involved with this subject, then you are still welcome to enroll and participate in this research cluster).
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