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  • SENSE Research Cluster XVII: Sustainable innovation and the transition to a green economy

    The concept of a green economy has been receiving increasing international attention, particularly in consideration of environmental degradation. We aim to increase our understanding of the complex dynamics of sustainable innovation and sustainable societal transformation, by connecting SENSE research to the emerging scientific field of transition research. 

    Featuring subjects, mechanisms and methods that are being developed and applied in this SENSE Research Cluster are, for example:
    • analysing sustainable transformation processes at a meso level
    • making use of dominant models like the multi level framework or the technological innovation system framework
    • analysing micro level processes that influence societal transformation and sustainable innovation
    • Assessing strategies of sustainable entrepreneurs, institutional work / institutional entrepreneurship by a variety of actors, e.g. Corporate Political Activities by incumbent actors.
    • developing methods and tools to analyse complex societal dynamics like agent based models, network analysis, patent analysis, history event analysis, and choice experiments.

    We welcome experts in the field of sustainable innovation and green economy 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).


    To read more about the SENSE research clusters in general, click HERE.

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      Coordinators and experts


      Coordinators:

      • Prof. M. (Marko) Hekkert (UU-COP)


      SENSE key experts:

      • Prof. Marko Hekkert (UU-COP)
      • Prof. Harro van Lente (UU-COP)
      • Prof. Jeroen van den Bergh (IVM-VU-EE)
      • Prof. Ekko van Ierland (WU-ENR)


      Contact information:

      For more information about this research cluster, please contact Dr. Monique Gulickx (monique.gulickx@sense.nl)

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        Introduction

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          Resources


          Here you will be able to find interesting articles, links to books that are worth reading, presentations that caught your attention, etc. To suggest items that should be placed here, please follow the instructions mentioned below
          or send an email to the (technical) coordinators.

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            Library

            Add a document to the Library

            Do you have any interesting articles, reports or other documents that you want to share within this research cluster? You can add the by clicking on Upload Documents below. Please note that your document will not be visible in the library immediately, because it first has to be approved by the coordinator. You can also contact him if you would like your suggested document to be brought under our attention in a different way or if you would like the document to appear differently in the library (there are some options available for that).

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              Discussion forum


              In this forum topics related to cluster I can be discussed, varying from scientific issues to organizational matters. The forum is very easy to use.

              To enter the forum, click on Forum RC XVII below. You will go to the overview page of the forum, where you can see all existing discussions. If you click on a discussion title, you will enter the discussion. You can read all posts and you can also respond to them, by clicking Reply.


              To add a new discussion topic, you can click on Add a new discussion topic on top of the overview page. Please make sure that your new discussion is really new and does not overlap with existing discussions, otherwise the forum will get messy.

              The forum is maintained by the technical coordinator of the research cluster, who will remove any inappropriate contributions to the discussions.

              Please note the following!

              Everyone who enrolls in this course, is automatically subscribed to this forum and will receive e-mail notifications of every post on the forum. If you do not wish to be subscribed to the forum, you can click Unsubscribe from this forum in the top right corner of the forum overview page.

              If you do not want to receive too many notifications, you can adapt the forum settings for your account. To do so, follow these steps:
              a. Click on your username, which is always visible in blue in the bottom left corner of the page. You will go to your personal profile.
              b. Click Edit profile.
              c. Click Show advanced.
              d. In the field E-mail digest type you can now choose one of the three options: standard - notification of every post; daily an e-mail of all posts in full text; daily one e-mail with the titles of all posts. If there are no posts at all, you won’t get a summary e-mail either.
              e. You can also adapt other settings if you like.
              f. Scroll down and choose Update profile to activate your new settings.



              If you want to give feedback on the functioning of the forum or group page in general, then you are most welcome to leave a post in the discussion Technical feedback. The SENSE team will keep an eye on this discussion and will try to process your feedback as good as possible.


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                Section 6