Two PhD positions are currently available as part of the Centre for the Study of Innovation Policy for Industrial Transformation, Sustainability and Digitalization (INTRANSIT).
Launched in May this year, this interdisciplinary research centre is a collaboration between TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (UiO), DIGENT Digitalization and Entrepreneurship (UiO), SINTEF Digital, and the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development (Utrecht University).
INTRANSIT seeks to address questions such as:
How can we foster industrial transformation towards a smarter and more sustainable Norwegian economy? What are the most important barriers and drivers of industrial transformation? What is the role of incumbent industries in transitions and to what extent is the growth of new industrial niches connected to diversification of existing industries?
One of the PhD positions is in Entrepreneurship, which will be based at the DIGENT section. This position aims to study the roles and interaction dynamics between established and entrepreneurial firms in transition processes.
The other PhD position is in Innovation studies and based at TIK. This position is connected to the study of transition pressures and pathways in Norwegian industries.
Both PhD positions should actively contribute to the INTRANSIT research centre. The positions are for a period of 3 years, with the possibility of extension if participating in teaching and/or administrative activities.