Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development and Innovation
Service Provider in Utrecht
The Copernicus Institute aims to support the search for sustainable development and innovation through the development of knowledge, methods and instruments. A specific character of the institute is the combination of developing solid scientific knowledge and experience in the field of specific technical and scientific issues as well as the field of processes of change and innovation. The Copernicus Institute houses a wide range of disciplines, with researchers from the natural and social sciences. There is input from the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, technology, economy, ecology, hydrology, soil science, geography, environmental sciences, innovation science, sociology, policy science, and business studies. Additional input is also guaranteed by the close relationship the institute has with the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (MNP) through two endowed chairs occupied by the director and a senior researcher of the MNP at the Copernicus Institute.