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Henny Romijn is an Associate Professor and Chair of Technology and Development in the research and teaching group Technology, Innovation and Society at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). A development economist by training, her main specialization is technological innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable development in the Global South, especially in the domain of renewable energy renewable energy and sanitation. Her main geograhical focus areas are Eastern Africa and Indonesia. 

Henny’s research interests include the role played by technological innovation in poverty alleviation and fostering sustainable development in developing countries, and the trade-offs that are often produced between social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainability outcomes. These issues are studied from an evolutionary innovation perspective, using socio-technical transitions frameworks and learning-based approaches to project management in a development context. Henny takes a special interest in determinants of ‘success’ & ‘failure’ of bio-energy projects.

Academic background

Henny Romijn obtained her PhD in Economics from Tilburg University. Her PhD research focused on drivers and processes of technological capability building in economic development, particularly the role played by small-scale engineering firms. Before joining TU/e, Henny worked for different well-known development institutions, including Queen Elizabeth House (University of Oxford), the Institute of Social Studies (The Hague), the Development Research Institute of Tilburg University, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the International Labour Organisation. She worked on several enterprise support programs in East Africa and South Asia. 

Henny has authored and contributed to several books. She also regularly contributes to conference publications and leading journals, such as Environmental Science and policy, Journal of Responsible Innovation, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews and Policy Sciences. 

Education/Academic qualification

TiasNimbas Business School Eindhoven

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Projects

THE BRIDGES Project

Romijn, H. A. & Romijn, H. A.

1/07/1731/05/20

Project: Research direct

Research Output

Discussion of M. Diouf, N. Mohlakoana, S. Sarr, and B. Seydi: energy transition and gender in the informal street food sector in Africa

Romijn, H. A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Engendering the Energy Transition. Clancy, J., Özerol, G., Mohlakoana, N., Feenstra, M. & Sol Cueva, L. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. tba

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

Responsible innovation: moving towards a culturally sensitive approach

Setiawan, A. D., Singh, R. & Romijn, H. A., Jul 2019, In : Studies in Asian Social Science. 6, 2, p. 46-65 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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    Sustainable performance challenges of rural microgrids: analysis of incentives and policy framework in Indonesia

    Derks, M. J. W. & Romijn, H. A., Dec 2019, In : Energy for Sustainable Development. 53, p. 57-70 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    NGOs fostering transitions towards sustainable urban sanitation in low-income countries: Insights from transition management and development studies

    van Welie, M. J. & Romijn, H. A., Jun 2018, In : Environmental Science and Policy. 84, p. 250-260 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
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    Sustainability transitions in developing countries: stocktaking, new contributions and a research agenda

    Hansen, U. E., Nygaard, I., Romijn, H. A., Wieczorek, A. J., Kamp, L. M. & Klerkx, L., Jun 2018, In : Environmental Science and Policy. 84, p. 198-203 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialAcademicpeer-review

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  • 20 Citations (Scopus)
    43 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

    Intermate best master teacher award 2016-2017

    Henny A. Romijn (Recipient), 11 Jan 2018

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Activities

    The TU/e in Somalia & Somaliland: a tale of SDG7 challenges

    Henny A. Romijn (Speaker)
    28 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkProfessional

    Inclusive business models at the Base of the Pyramid. Experiences from TU/e projects in the Global South.

    Henny A. Romijn (Organiser)
    4 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

    External assessor, PhD thesis

    Henny A. Romijn (Examiner)
    20 Sep 2019

    Activity: Examination typesExaminationScientific

    External assessor, PhD thesis

    Henny A. Romijn (Examiner)
    20 Feb 2019

    Activity: Examination typesExaminationScientific

    Coordinator, THE BRIDGES BSc curriculum training workshop in Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Services for lecturers from Gollis University and Somalia National University

    Henny A. Romijn (Organiser)
    25 Jan 20192 Feb 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionProfessional

    Courses

    Press / Media

    Reflections on managing innovation projects at the Base of the Pyramid

    Henny A. Romijn

    28/06/18

    2 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Participatory Approaches for Technological Development Based on Local Resources

    Henny Romijn

    10/11/17

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Policy brief: Stimulating Entrepreneurship Among Rural Women in sub-Saharan Africa

    Sarah Kyejjusa & Henny Romijn

    18/06/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Policy Brief: Stimulating entrepreneurship among rural women in Sub-Saharan Africa

    S. Kyejjusa & Henny A. Romijn

    18/06/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Student theses

    African cotton production in transition: requirements for achieving a breakthrough of sustainable cultivation in the Ethiopian cotton sector

    Author: Biemond, C., 30 Sep 2014

    Supervisor: Romijn, H. (Supervisor 1) & Raven, R. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A functional approach to guide sustainable innovations in the sanitation chain

    Author: Wirmer, B., 31 Jul 2014

    Supervisor: Romijn, H. (Supervisor 1) & Wouters, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Artisanal gold mining in Suriname: overcoming barriers to the development and adoption of sustainable technologies

    Author: Versol, W., 31 Dec 2007

    Supervisor: Verbong, G. (Supervisor 1), Romijn, H. (Supervisor 2), Naar, S. (Supervisor 2) & Healy, C. (External person) (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Assessing political responsibility of transnational advocacy networks through social network analysis: an empirical study

    Author: Nnafie, S., 31 Aug 2010

    Supervisor: Romijn, H. (Supervisor 1) & Rooks, G. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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