In our research, the focus is on spatial aspects of economic activities and innovation-based transformation processes. Of particular importance are questions on the spatial configuration of innovation and transformation processes for sustainability, on disparities in regional development and on regional politics and planning. The research activities of the working group are theory-led, evidence-based and policy-relevant and organized in two main areas:

Innovations and transformation processes from a geographical perspective

Regional development

Our main research fields:

  • Geography of innovation with special consideration of disruptive technologies and institutional dynamics
  • Regional structural change and transformation towards sustainability from a geographical perspective
  • Innovation and regional policy
  • Gender Studies
  • Innovation and regional policy
  • peripheral rural regions
  • Regional planning
  • Political geography