dr. R.J.A. Klein Woolthuis

  • De Boelelaan 1105, VU Main Building A-wing, 5th floor

    1081 HV Amsterdam


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Rosalinde Klein Woolthuis is a specialist on sustainable innovation and societal transitions. In her research program Waves of Change, she exames how sustainable products like e-cars, solar panels and e-bikes diffuse as a result of economic and institutional processes. At the VU she teaches the master course Management of Sustainable Innovation that adresses the question on how companies can innovate to meet the great sustainbility challenges such as renewable energy, clean drinking water, and sustainable cities. Futhermore she is the coordinator of the Minor Sustainability and Innovation which will be launched in the study year 2016-17. She has published in various academic journals such as Organisation Studies, the Journal of Cleaner Production, Sustainabiliy, Technovation and Technological Forecasting and Social Change on innovation & collaboration, innovation systems, and instittutional entrepreneurship in sustainable transitions. Rosalinde is lead scientist at TNO where she leads the Applied Research Program Innovation Orchestration in Ecosystems in collaboration with amongst others the Radboud Universiteit and Het Groene Brein. This program has as aim to develop practical knowledge on how to manage joint innovation in ecosystems. Central topics are creating and monetizing shared value. Since 20 years Rosalinde has been active in policy advice in The Netherlands, UK, Denmark en for the European Commission. She currently works withTNO Strategy & Policy especially in the field of sustainability transitions in energy and the built environment.  


  • Innovation systems
  • Sustainable transitions
  • Institutional entrepreneurship


Elective Master course: Management of Sustainable Innovation

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