Co-operation and user involvement are core elements in the Sustainable Design and Transition (SDT) research.
SDT’s researchers cooperate with external parties in specific development projects. That scientific research is used in helping organizations to produce new languages, new practices and/or new models is critical to the SDT staff. Thus, for us cooperation is not a one-directional application of academic knowledge in various domains of practice. On the contrary, we emphasize engaging with practitioners – or as some say ‘researchers in the wild’ – with the ambition of developing new frameworks and shaping the future together, that is supported by both research and practice. Cooperation involves both dialogue and joint development processes that contribute with new knowledge and insights for all parties.
The SDT staff takes part in activities that actively promote commitment, co-design processes and collaborative learning amongst different actors: Companies, consultancy companies, citizen groups, organisations and local governments. SDT emphasizes development of learning based and experimental approaches to the study of innovation, sustainability and transition.
Please read more about the advantages of cooperation with the University of Aalborg and about the most common forms of partnerships.