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Academic background

Floor Alkemade is full professor Economics and Governance of Technological Innovation. She received an ERC Consolidator grant (2022), a Vidi grant (2014) and a Veni grant (2008) to work on 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 Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 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. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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