Sustainability, Innovation and Policy

  • Rendsburggade 14

    9000 Aalborg


Organization profile

Organisation profile

The main vision of the Sustainability, Innovation and Policy research group is to contribute to the development of sustainability through innovative and applied research.


Our research subjects are broad and cover a large spectrum of sustainability issues:

  • We have more than 20 years of experience in the field of clean tech and have a clear focus on eco-innovations within different business areas such as sustainable buildings and resource efficient products/processes. We are also researching clean tech from local and regional perspectives.
  • We have close cooperation with other research groups (e.g. the Sustainable Energy Planning research group  and the Danish Center for Environmental Assessment) in the Department focussing on climate communities in the circular economy. Pollution prevention, systems innovation and sustainable consumption and production are at the heart of this research.

A newer focus in our research is collaboration with partners from the developing South. The research falls under the Access2Innovation umbrella, which focuses on user-driven innovation, technology assessment/development and business model formation.


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    Research Output

    A review of micro level indicators for a circular economy - moving away from the three dimensions of sustainability?

    Kristensen, H. S. & Mosgaard, M. A., 10 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 243, 118531.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

    13 Citations (Scopus)

    A view of clustering as emergent and innovative processes

    Johansen, F. R., Kerndrup, S., Andersson, G. & Rubach, S., 20 Apr 2020, In : Industry and Innovation. 27, 4, p. 390-419 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Barriers to Circular Business Model Innovation: A Multiple-Case Study

    Guldmann, E. & Huulgaard, R. D., Jan 2020, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 243, 118160.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)


  • Activities

    Meeting in AAU Action Research Network

    Tom Holmgaard Børsen (Participant), Nils Thorsen (Organizer) & Jorge Ivan Contreras Cardeno (Participant)

    11 Nov 2019

    Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

    ERSCP 2019

    Yana Konstantinova Ramsheva (Speaker)

    15 Oct 201918 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

    Press / Media

    Vi kan redde klimaet, hvis vi vil

    Finn Arler


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Hvordan køber man bæredygtigt tøj?

    Arne Remmen


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media