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Diffusion of Innovations and sociotechnical transition

The aim of this course is to impart knowledge on diffusion of innovations and the sociotechnical transition process, and intervention strategies to facilitate diffusion of innovations.


Antal hp

6 hp

Ges av

Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology

Öppen för

Doctoral students at Swedish universities





Nästa kurstillfälle

Autumn 2022 (October – November)

Studietakt eller motsvarande

Not yet determined

Sista ansökningsdag

15 August 2022


Please send an email to containing following information:

  • First name, last name
  • Personal number or date of birth (for international students)
  • Parent university
  • Email
  • Mobile number
  • PhD topic
  • Invoice details (see other information below)


All PhD candidates can apply.


Lectures, seminars, project work.
Mainly at Växjö with possibility for distance (zoom)

More about the course content

  • Systems of innovation and path dependency
  • Multilevel perspective on sociotechnical change processes
  • Theories of environmental behaviour
  • Adopter categories and attributes of innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Innovation in organizations
  • Intervention strategies for diffusion of innovations

Other information

The course is free of cost for students accepted in the VR financed SEED doctoral school, applicants from Linnaeus University, the Dept. of Energy Technology at KTH and Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety at Lund University. A fee of 8000 SEK will be charged to all other students. You are requested to provide the invoice details together with your registration so that the Faculty of Technology at Linnaeus University can send an invoice upon admission to the course.