Harm van den Heiligenberg


The major challenge for the world in our times is sustainable development. For this we need pioneers, who are developing and using innovative solutions on a local and regional scale in an experimental setting, for instance in so-called Living Labs. A very important issue for these pioneers is how to become succesful, in a way that these innovations will scale up and will spread out to other parts of the world. This is the main question of the PhD research of Harm van den Heiligenberg. In his research he will focus on pioneers in several regions of Europe.

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18 May 2018

The sustainability challenge requires experimentation with innovations, followed by an upscaling process towards a broader regime change in the long term. In Europe we observe various regional hotspots for sustainability experimentation which suggests that there are favorable spatial contexts. Little is known about why different...

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