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A diverse community of
leading experts, policymakers
and practitioners

The Institute’s key research themes
are led by ten academic partners
spread across the UK.

Businesses are crucial to solving
the UK’s productivity problems.

We’re a UK-wide research
organisation exploring what
productivity means for business

Businesses are crucial to solving
the UK’s productivity problems.

Professor Frank Geels

Professor of System Innovation, Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester

Research Theme: Social, economic and technological transitions (Co-Investigator)


Frank is one of the world-leading scholars on socio-technical transitions, and has been selected in the 2014, 2019, and 2020 Highly Cited Researcher list. His research addresses relationships between social, economic, and technical developments in large-scale systemic change. His research specialities include low-carbon transitions, the emergence of new technologies, the co-evolution of technology and society, industrial change and corporate strategy. His work combines insights from innovation studies, evolutionary economics, institutional theory, and political science. Frank has also consulted and written invited reports for the European Environment Agency, OECD, European Commission, and is a lead author of the forthcoming sixth IPCC assessment report.

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