Research partners

The project is based on national and international collaboration. The partners are organised in a consortium.

The consortium consists of following partners:

NIFU Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education

NIFU is the leading Norwegian research institute for studies in innovation, research, and education. The mission of this independent social science research institute is to provide theoretical and practical insight into the dynamics of these activities, while contributing to relevant policy development. NIFU is financed by assignments and receives a core grant from The Research Council of Norway. The institute undertakes research and analysis for a number of Norwegian and international agencies and organisations. NIFU aims to improve our understanding of innovation, research, and education in social systems. The institute is combining theoretical and empirical methods from a variety of research areas and disciplines and is encouraging cooperation across disciplinary frontiers. NIFU has currently some 80 employees, of which ca. 70 are researchers.

TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture at University of Oslo

TIK represents ten years of groundbreaking research, education and research communication in Science and Technology Studies and Innovation studies. The Centre consists of approx. 25 staff members and offers postgraduate education (Masters, PhD and PostDocs). TIK participates in a number of international research networks and about 30 per cent of TIK research is funded by The Research Council of Norway and the EU framework programmes.

Østfold Research
Østfold Research is a leading research centre in LCA and Environmental Value Chain analyses in Norway, with 20 years of experience in applied research related to waste systems. Østfold Research has developed several models for environmental and economic analyses of organic waste and bio-based products.

Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)
The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) was established 1 July 2015 and is one of Norway’s largest research institutes. NIBIO is owned by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and is a merger between the Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk), the Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute (NILF) and the Norwegian Forestry and Landscape Institute (Skog og landskap).

OREEC (Oslo Renewable Energy and Environment Cluster)
OREEC is a network of companies, research institutes, educational institutions and local authorities within clean-tech in the greater Oslo region, Norway.

Centre for Innovation Research (CIR)
The Centre for Innovation Research (CIR) is a joint centre between the University of Stavanger (UoS) and International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS). It is a multidisciplinary centre with research on innovation processes and their effects at all levels from firms via sectors and regions to countries. Several researchers focus on natural resource based sectors, including environmental and sustainability issues.

Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU-MAN)

The Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU-MAN), provides industry, private and public organizations, and society at large with cutting edge management knowledge and competences for creating solutions to address grand challenges and improving success based on close interaction of management, engineering, economics, and natural sciences. The Systems Analysis Division at DTU MAN employs about 40 researchers and PhD students, covering several disciplines including economics, engineering, human geography, and natural sciences, organised in two research groups: Energy Systems and Climate Change and Sustainable Development.

CIRCLE – Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy

CIRCLE is an interdisciplinary centre of excellence spanning several faculties at Lund University and one of the largest and most well-known research centres in Innovation Studies in Europe. Research at CIRCLE aims to understand how innovation can help tackling societal challenges, like economic crises, climate change or increased globalization of economic activities. This requires understanding of how knowledge is created and diffused in organizations, networks, regions and countries, how knowledge is turned into innovations, and which conditions promote the diffusion of innovation, as to enhance its impact on society. CIRCLE covers a range of research topics in Innovation Studies which are organized around 5 research platforms: (1) Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2) Innovation, Skills and Strategies (3) Innovation Systems and Innovation Policy; (4) Globalization of Innovation; and (5) Sustainable Transitions. Platforms interact and collaborate, because Innovation Studies is a research field that is inter-disciplinary by nature.

Department of Environmental and Energy Systems Studies (EESS) at Lund University
LTH: The Department of Environmental and Energy Systems Studies (EESS), Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University, Sweden, has for three decades been at the forefront of research in the closely interlinked spheres of energy, renewable resources, environment, technology, economy and development. One important research area is the role of biomass in a sustainable bio-based economy and the environmental performance of, for example, organic waste-based value chains from a life cycle perspective. The department has an extensive research collaboration with both national and international universities, institutes and companies.

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