• Groene Loper, Atlas 8.409

    Eindhoven

    Nederland

  • P.O. Box 513, Atlas 5.402

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Nederland

Organisatieprofiel

Introductie / missie

We research innovation and socio-technical transitions towards a more sustainable society.

Highlighted phrase

Inventions are great, but an invention is not yet an innovation, and not all innovations have a positive impact on society.

Over de organisatie

Technological innovations offer many opportunities to address key societal challenges in areas like sustainable energy, mobility, Europeanization and Globalization. However, change is not only about the mere availability of such innovative technologies (like renewable energy technologies or cleaner cars), but rather requires a transformation of existing socio-technical systems: a transition. This includes changes in firm strategies, consumer behavior, social practices, institutions and regulations, etc. Different aspects of such transition processes cannot be studied in isolation, but require a broader, systems-oriented perspective. In our view, society shapes technological progress, but technological progress also shapes our society. Technologies intertwine with radical transformations in work, travel, communication, and private life.

The Technology, Innovation & Society (TIS) group at TU/e is unique in combining questions on innovation and long-term transitions, and aspire to be a leading group in this field worldwide. We have a strong embedding in relevant social science and humanities disciplines such as innovation studies, economics of innovation, Science- and Technology Studies (STS) TS, sustainability transition studies, and history of technology. We study sustainable innovation and transitions in systemic, transdisciplinary, and transnational perspective.

Societal relevance is at the heart of almost all we do at the TIS group. Many of our studies involve governments, companies, NGOs, and users. This helps us to enable smooth transitions and leverage the benefits of innovations, but interaction with these parties has also resulted in new research methodologies and approaches as well as significant contributions to theory development and refinement. With our work, we aim to contribute to a more sustainable society.

The research focus of TIS covers both short term processes (innovations) and long term, pervasive processes (transitions), and addresses multiple aspects of the innovation journey – invention, innovation, diffusion, appropriation, governance, policy intervention, and societal implications locally and globally. Moreover, we believe that innovation/transition questions should be studied in a close linkage with technology. Being part of a technical university, TIS fully uses the opportunities that arise from this unique positioning and has collaboration with other departments at its core.

Our work is along three main axes:

  1. The systemic axis: from individual elements to the system level;
  2. The temporal axis: from short term experiments to long term transitions;
  3. The geographic axis: local, regional, national, European, global and the entanglements between these scales.

We have a special focus on the application domains of sustainable energy, sustainable mobility, and (green) ICT.

Our group works with many collaborative partners, including:

We also operate in many academic networks, including:

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innovation Aarde en milieuwetenschappen
Netherlands Sociale wetenschappen
sustainability Aarde en milieuwetenschappen
energy Sociale wetenschappen
India Sociale wetenschappen
niche Aarde en milieuwetenschappen
patent Sociale wetenschappen
infrastructure Sociale wetenschappen

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Projecten 2012 2022

JRC_ESS: project for essentiality checks of Standard Essential Patents

Smulders, P. F. M., Smolders, A. B. (., Bekkers, R. N. A., Schulpen, R., Tur, E. M., Raiteri, E., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T. & Benckhuijsen - Mertens, P.

1/03/1922/04/20

Project: Onderzoek direct

Scaling up Co-creation: Avenues and Limits for Integrating Society in Science and Innovation

Bombaerts, G., Bombaerts, G., van der Avoird, M., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Tsui, S., Astola, M., Laes, E. J. W., Wieczorek, A. J., Spahn, A., Benckhuijsen - Mertens, P., Reymen, I. M. M. J. & Royakkers, L. M. M.

Technical University of Munich

1/05/1831/07/21

Project: Onderzoek direct

evRoaming4EU

Bekkers, R. N. A., Bekkers, R. N. A., Eijkemans, C., Jansen, R., Jansen, R., van der Kam, M., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T. & Hegh, L.

1/04/1831/03/20

Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 1978 2020

Challenging Europe: technology, environment and the quest for resource security

Heymann, M., Kotchetkova, E., Högselius, P., Sparenberg, O., Martin, J., Åberg, A. & Veraart, F., 2020, (Ingediend) In : Technology and Culture. 16 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

2 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 okt 2019, In : Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. 22, 4, 27 blz., 7.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Bestand
electric vehicle
renewable energy
Electric vehicles
driver
environmental psychology
2 Citaties (Scopus)

All the great things you can do with trademark data: taking stock and looking ahead

Castaldi, C., 2019, In : Strategic Organization.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
trademark
firm
patent
Trademark
market

Datasets

Disclosed Standard Essential Patents (dSEP) Database

Bekkers, R. N. A. (Ontwerper), Catalini, C. (Ontwerper), Martinelli, A. (Ontwerper), Simcoe, T. (Ontwerper), Righi, C. (Ontwerper), Published by the creators of the dataset, feb 2016

Dataset

Prijzen

2014 Freeman Award for The book series Making Europe. Technology and Transformations, 1850-2000

Johan Schot (Ontvanger), 17 sep 2014

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

2nd Price Young Investigator's Award Competition

Sue-Yen Tjong Tjin Tai (Ontvanger), 26 mei 2012

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Alternative presentation WTMC list of publications

Tanja Manders (Ontvanger) & Mignon L. Wuestman (Ontvanger), 24 nov 2017

Prijs: AndersOverigWetenschappelijk

video
evaluation

Activiteiten 1986 2019

cVPP creating impact

Anna J. Wieczorek (Uitgenodigde spreker)
4 dec 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerWetenschappelijk

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

Henny A. Romijn (Spreker)
28 nov 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesKeynote sprekerProfessioneel

Community-based Virtual Power Plant: 
How citizens and communities are increasingly becoming part of the energy transition

Anna J. Wieczorek (Uitgenodigde spreker)
28 nov 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerProfessioneel

Pers/media

Ethics professor Meijers receives ribbon and honorary medal upon departure

Jan M. Smits & Anthonie W.M. Meijers

8/11/19

1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

ECsens from University of Twente wins 4TU Impact Challenge

Jan M. Smits

8/11/19

2 items van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

-Eindhoven University of Technology: PSV and TU/e to collaborate on talent and innovation

Jan M. Smits

6/11/19

1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Scripties/masterproeven

Adresseermachines: ontwikkeling en gebruik van adresseermachines in de administratie

Auteur: Klaassen, J. I., 1994

Begeleider: Lintsen, H. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand

Aggregators and flexibility in the Dutch electricity system

Auteur: Juffermans, J., 21 dec 2018

Begeleider: Verbong, G. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Wieczorek, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Nguyen, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand

A multi-level analysis of sustainable urban mobility transition in Hangzhou, China: the development of bike sharing and car sharing

Auteur: Li, C., 30 nov 2017

Begeleider: Verbong, G. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Schipper, F. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master