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Persoonlijk profiel

Research profile

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. 

Opleiding / Academische kwalificatie

TiasNimbas Business School Eindhoven

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biofuel Aarde en milieuwetenschappen
Tanzania Sociale wetenschappen
innovation Aarde en milieuwetenschappen
sustainability Sociale wetenschappen
developing country Sociale wetenschappen
developing world Aarde en milieuwetenschappen
learning Aarde en milieuwetenschappen
energy Sociale wetenschappen

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Projecten 2017 2020


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


Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 1997 2020

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, (Geaccepteerd/In druk) Engendering the Energy Transition. Clancy, J., Özerol, G., Mohlakoana, N., Feenstra, M. & Sol Cueva, L. (redactie). Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., blz. tba

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureHoofdstukAcademicpeer review

12 Downloads (Pure)

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, blz. 46-65 20 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
national culture
role play
conceptual framework
environmental risk
1 Citaat (Scopus)

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, blz. 57-70 14 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

renewable energy
7 Citaties (Scopus)
177 Downloads (Pure)

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, blz. 250-260 11 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
nongovernmental organization
non-governmental organization
low income
20 Citaties (Scopus)
36 Downloads (Pure)

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, blz. 198-203 6 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftEditorialAcademicpeer review

Open Access
developing world
developing country


Intermate best master teacher award 2016-2017

Henny A. Romijn (Ontvanger), 11 jan 2018

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

Activiteiten 2006 2019

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

Henny A. Romijn (Spreker)
28 nov 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesKeynote sprekerProfessioneel

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

Henny A. Romijn (Organisator)
4 okt 2019

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositieWetenschappelijk

External assessor, PhD thesis

Henny A. Romijn (Examinator)
20 sep 2019

Activiteit: Types examensExamenWetenschappelijk

External assessor, PhD thesis

Henny A. Romijn (Examinator)
20 feb 2019

Activiteit: Types examensExamenWetenschappelijk

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 (Organisator)
25 jan 20192 feb 2019

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositieProfessioneel




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

Auteur: Biemond, C., 30 sep 2014

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


A functional approach to guide sustainable innovations in the sanitation chain

Auteur: Wirmer, B., 31 jul 2014

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


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

Auteur: Versol, W., 31 dec 2007

Begeleider: Verbong, G. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Romijn, H. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Naar, S. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Healy, C. (Externe persoon) (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


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

Auteur: Nnafie, S., 31 aug 2010

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master