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Academic background

Floor Alkemade is full professor Economics and Governance of Technological Innovation She received a VIDI grant (2014) and a VENI grant (2008) from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research for research projects on innovation for sustainability. Previously she was affiliated with the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University and the Dutch National Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI). 

Floor Alkemade received her PhD in Agent Based Evolutionary Economics, from TU/e in 2004. Her PhD work was done at the Dutch National Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI). She holds an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from VU University Amsterdam. After her PhD she joined the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University.  Floor is associate editor of the Journal of Technological Forecasting and Social Change. In 2015 she joined the Technological, Innovation and Society group at TU/e.

 

Research profile

Floor Alkemade is a Full Professor and Chair of Economics and Governance of Technological Innovation at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).  Her key areas of expertise include innovationcleantech and sustainabilityFloor’s research goal is to identify the general and the location-specific mechanisms that lead to successful innovations for sustainability. Together with a group of PhD students, Floor uses data-driven and simulation approaches to analyze innovation for sustainability at different scales. Examples are the behavior electric vehicle owners in smart grids and, the eco-innovation capacities of countries. Increasingly her research thereby focuses on the global south.

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Projects 2015 2022

Research Output 2001 2020

The emergence of renewable energy technologies at country level : relatedness, international knowledge spillovers and domestic energy markets

Li, D., Heimeriks, G. & Alkemade, F., 15 Jan 2020, In : Industry and Innovation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Sustainable development
Innovation
Energy technology
Energy market
Knowledge spillovers
1 Citation (Scopus)
9 Downloads (Pure)

Agent-based modelling of charging behaviour of electric vehicle drivers

van der Kam, M., Peters, A., van Sark, W. G. J. H. M. & Alkemade, F., 31 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. 22, 4, 27 p., 7.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
electric vehicle
renewable energy
Electric vehicles
driver
environmental psychology
56 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

An agenda for sustainability transitions research: state of the art and future directions

Köhler, J., Geels, F. W., Kern, F., Markard, J., Wieczorek, A., Alkemade, F., Avelino, F., Bergek, A., Boons, F., Fünfschilling, L., Hess, D., Holtz, G., Hyysalo, S., Jenkins, K., Kivimaa, P., Martiskainen, M., McMeekin, A., Mühlemeier, M. S., Nykvist, B., Onsongo, E. & 9 others, Pel, B., Raven, R., Rohracher, H., Sandén, B., Schot, J., Sovacool, B., Turnheim, B., Welch, D. & Wells, P., 1 Jun 2019, In : Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 31, p. 1-32 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Sustainable development
sustainability
social movement
civil society
Social Movements
1 Citation (Scopus)

Do existing regional specialisations stimulate or hinder diversification into cleantech?

van den Berge, M., Weterings, A. & Alkemade, F., 1 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Fossil fuels
diversification
specialization
fossil fuel
knowledge production

Sustainable innovation research methods

Alkemade, F., 30 Aug 2019, Handbook of Sustainable Innovation. Boons, F. & McMeekin, A. (eds.). Gloucestershire: Edward Elgar Publishing Inc., p. 299-309 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

research method
innovation
sustainability
economics
indicator

Activities 2019 2019

  • 2 Membership of committee
  • 1 Publication peer-review

Technological Forecasting and Social Change (Journal)

Floor Alkemade (Editorial board member)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Mirror group ECN part of TNO (External organisation)

Floor Alkemade (Member)
2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeProfessional

Board research school WTMC (External organisation)

Floor Alkemade (Member)
2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

Courses

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Student theses

Assessing the effects of a public Wi-Fi network on the digital divide: quantifying benefits of e-government services

Author: van der Velden, J., 31 Jan 2019

Supervisor: Sadowski, B. (Supervisor 1), Alkemade, F. (Supervisor 2) & Castaldi, C. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Behind successful and unsuccessful innovation projects: a case study of Royal Dutch Shell

Author: Kusprameswari, M., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Alkemade, F. (Supervisor 1) & Castaldi, C. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Building Dutch capabilities in a global setting: the offshore wind sector

Author: Wagemaker, C., 29 Jul 2016

Supervisor: Alkemade, F. (Supervisor 1) & Verbong, G. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Business models for fuel-shift technology in heat and electricity smart grids

Author: Boesten, S., 30 Nov 2018

Supervisor: Sadowski, B. (Supervisor 1), Hensen, J. (Supervisor 2), Alkemade, F. (Supervisor 2) & Verbong, G. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Characteristics of fibre rollout in the Netherlands: the contributions of a quantitative and a spatial analysis

Author: Sahebali, M., 31 Aug 2018

Supervisor: Nomaler, Z. (Supervisor 1), Sadowski, B. (Supervisor 2) & Alkemade, F. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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