Shall we dance? How transition intermediaries set up and lead local sustainability transition focused on innovation initiatives

Linda Kutter*, Patricia Wolf, Catherine Sudbrack Rothbarth

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Abstract

Local sustainability innovation transition projects are often coordinated by
transition intermediary actors and financed by public funds. Previous research has focused on how institutionalized and commissioned intermediaries help to translate local niche activities to a more global sphere, and to the regime level. However, from a micro perspective, little is known about the patterns of the interplay between the actors within local sustainability innovation transition projects and their intermediaries. Moreover, we are missing a comprehensive overview of how intermediaries stimulate the implementation of sustainability innovation transition-related strategies and measures. The six case studies and their innovation journeys presented in this paper contribute to developing an understanding of interaction, dynamics and patterns between heterogeneous actors at niche and regime levels who collaborate in publicly funded sustainability innovation transition projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22 CINet Conference
PublisherContinuous Innovation Network
Publication date13. Sep 2021
Pages276-289
Publication statusPublished - 13. Sep 2021

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  • John Bessant Best Paper Award

    Kutter, L. (Recipient), Wolf, Patricia (Recipient) & Rothbarth, C. S. (Recipient), 14. Sep 2021

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