Lars Coenen
Lund University
26. April 2013 - 26. April 2013

Lars Coenen is Associate Professor at CIRCLE, the Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy, at Lund University, Sweden. His research is situated at the intersection of economic geography, innovation systems and socio-technical transitions. His PhD thesis (2006) entitled 'Faraway, so Close! The Changing Geographies of Regional Innovation', investigates how local and global knowledge is combined in a productive nexus of learning processes at the regional level. In recent years, Lars has engaged with research on the geography of sustainability transitions, looking at the emergence and diffusion of radical, disruptive innovation in energy and environment across different territorial contexts. He is involved in various international research projects, such as the FP7 project ‘Smart Specialization for Regional Innovation’.