Full Professor

Floor Alkemade

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Research Profile

Floor Alkemade is a Full Professor and Chair of Economics and Governance of Technological Innovation at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).  Her key areas of expertise include innovation, cleantech and sustainability. Floor’s research goal is to identify the general and the location-specific mechanisms that lead to successful innovations for sustainability. Together with a group of PhD students, Floor uses data-driven and simulation approaches to analyze innovation for sustainability at different scales. Examples are the behavior electric vehicle owners in smart grids and, the eco-innovation capacities of countries. Increasingly her research thereby focuses on the global south.

Academic Background

Floor Alkemade is full professor Economics and Governance of Technological Innovation She received a VIDI grant (2014) and a VENI grant (2008) from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research for research projects on sustainable technology. Previously she was affiliated with the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University and the Dutch National Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) where she did her PhD work.  Floor Alkemade received her PhD in Agent Based Evolutionary Economics, which combines elements of economics and computer science, from TU/e in 2004. Her PhD work was done at the Dutch National Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI). She holds an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from VU University Amsterdam. After her PhD she joined the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University.  Floor is a steering group member of the Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN) and an editorial board member of the Journal of Technological Forecasting and Social Change. In 2015 she joined the Technological, Innovation and Society group at TU/e. Floor has received several grants, including a VIDI grant (2014) and a VENI grant (2008) from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Educational Activities

  • Communications and computing
  • International Semester
  • International Semester
  • Governing Innovations
  • Evolutionary Foundations of Innovation Science
  • Final Project Bachelor Sustainable Innovation

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