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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Wind turbines Engineering & Materials Science
life cycle Earth & Environmental Sciences
Life cycle Engineering & Materials Science
energy efficiency Earth & Environmental Sciences
Sustainable development Engineering & Materials Science
Industry Engineering & Materials Science
Carbon footprint Engineering & Materials Science
Innovation Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2000 2020

Research Output 1983 2019

A framework for sustainable value propositions in product-service systems

Kristensen, H. S. & Remmen, A., 20 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 223, p. 25-35 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Environmental impact
Sustainable development

Barriers to Circular Business Model Innovation: A Multiple Case Study

Guldmann, E. & Huulgaard, R. D., 24 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Cleaner Production.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review


appropriate technology
sustainable development

Activities 2007 2018

Landscape, values and democracy - the case of Tange Lake

Finn Arler (Lecturer)
21 Nov 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lecturers

Klimaforandring og retfærdighed

Finn Arler (Lecturer)
7 Nov 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Climate Challenge

Finn Arler (Participant)
7 Nov 2018

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

Press / Media

Der er snart ikke plads til mere skrald, hverken i mit hus eller i verden

Stig Hirsbak


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Runde fødselsdage tirsdag d. 14. maj

Søren Hermansen


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Debat: Hvad er det retlige grundlag for masseafskedigelser på AAU?

Arne Remmen


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media