TRANSFORM: Accelerating sustainability entrepreneurship experiments in local spaces

  • Burch, Sarah (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Wiek, Arnim (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Basile, George (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Frantzeskaki, Niki (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Schaltegger, Stefan (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Lang, Daniel (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Ness, Barry (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • McCormick, Kes (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Stubbs, Wendy (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Farrelly, Megan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Jespersen, Kristjan (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Kurucz, Elizabeth (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Robinson, John B (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Baumgartner, Rupert (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Tabara, Joan (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Sheehan, Elizabeth (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • von Wirth, Timo (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Davidson, Tova (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Behan, Kevin (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Kay, Braden (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Johnson, Eric (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Lanning, Kimber (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Peterson, Michael (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Larsen, Joacim (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Boyd, Emily (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Thomsgård, Jakob (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Hohmann, Karl-Henning (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Timm, Max (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Luthardt, Philip (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Hinck, Susanne (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Loorbach, Derk Albert (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Lambden, Michael (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Zondervan, Ruben (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Russold, Thomas (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

We are contributing to a Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant application, led by Associate Professor Sarah Burch, Waterloo University. It is a collaboration of international universities, including: Arizona State University, Leuphana Univesity, Lund University, Erasmus University, the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions. The TRANSFORM research project consists of a vibrant international network of hubs of research and practice exploring the role of SMEs in triggering and accelerating sustainability transformations. These hubs are located in Canada, the United States, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Australia with links to smaller hubs in Austria, Spain and Denmark. We will focus on the potential for low-carbon technological and social innovations to scale up, influencing the behavior of businesses operating in various , sectors (such as food, energy, mobility etc), and located in diverse communities (such as small towns, medium-sized cities, metropolitan regions etc). Each hub will self-organize around a theme that builds on internal scholarly strengths including transformational entrepreneurship models, multi-level governance of sustainability, urban sustainability transitions, and decarbonization pathways . Ultimately, the network will contribute to the movement toward a resilient, inclusive, and competitive low-carbon economy. By engaging with, studying, and building capacity within the SME sector, we will deepen the understanding of the drivers, barriers, and pathways of sustainability innovation towards a decarbonized world.
Short titleTRANSFORM
Effective start/end date1/04/1831/03/25


  • Monash University – Internal Faculty Contribution: A$125,000.00