Centre of Expertise Mission Zero has a clear mission: to create an economy entirely fuelled by sustainable energy and renewable resources and materials. Or rather: to stop using new resources and unsustainable energy. Finding these solutions requires multidisciplinary research. That will mean a holistic approach involving the technological, economic, social and administrative realm.
As a driver of sustainable entrepreneurship and living, we conduct practice oriented research. Professors, lecturer-researchers and students tackle current issues. Issues such as ensuring liveable cities by eliminating CO2-emissions and creating opportunities for using waste. Together with our external partners we develop applicable and useful knowledge and tools for the future.
The Centre of Expertise combines the expertise of four research groups: Energy in Transition, Circular Business, Urban Metabolism and Innovation Networks. We look for the common grounds between these fields and make a difference together. This results in a different way of operating. We discover new values, change our perspective of the world and address current issues with today’s knowledge and technology. Focusing on our planet is an inherent part of that.
Professor Innovation Networks
dr. ir. Christine De Lille
Christine has been a professor in the Faculty of Business, Finance & Marketing at The Hague University of Applied Sciences since 1 September. She also works as an Assistant Professor in ‘User-centred Design of Business’ for the Industrial Design Engineering Faculty at Delft University of Technology. This is where she studied and earned her PhD in 2014 (in combination with Utrecht University of Applied Sciences). She has extensive research experience and expertise in the areas of design, management, entrepreneurship and internationalisation in complex environments. For example, she is currently involved in the Strategic Product Design Master’s programme at the Delft University of Technology. In her work for the Design Management Network, Christine applies her experience as a Board member and network to focus on contacts between research and higher education. She is also a member of the board of an international working group on research into design management. In addition, Christine works as a reviewer and organiser for design management conferences and works together closely with such organisations as KLM, Barco, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Luzern Hochschule and Antwerp Management School. She speaks regularly at conferences in a practical and academic capacity, both in the Netherlands and firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Urban Metabolism
dr. ir. Karel Mulder
Dr. ir. Karel Mulder studied both physics and philosophy of science, technology and society at the University of Twente. In 1992 he obtained his PhD at the University of Groningen for a thesis on research strategies of large companies. Afterwards he was employed as a senior lecturer at Delft University of Technology. He spent some time as guest researcher at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona) and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Since 2015, Mulder has been a Professor in Urban Metabolism at The Hague University of Applied Sciences+31 (0)6 - 29 05 35 64
Professor Circular Business
dr. Kim Poldner
Kim has been a professor in the Faculty of Business, Finance & Marketing at The Hague University of Applied Sciences since 1 January 2019. She also works as an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship & Organization at Wageningen University & Research where she leads the Circular Fashion Lab. Through bringing together scientists and designers, the Circular Fashion Lab contributes to the creation of new ‘categories’ of materials previously unknown in the fashion industry, disruptive technologies that re-define textile supply-chains and inspired processes of organizing that turn competitors into comparables. Kim obtained her PhD from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and has lived and worked abroad for nine years. She has extensive research experience and expertise in entrepreneurship, aesthetics and sustainability and has written award winning case studies on sustainable fashion pioneers such as Veja and Osklen. Before she embarked on an academic career, Kim was founder of the first eco fashion store in The Netherlands in 2005 and initiator of online platform Eco Fashion World. Her green wardrobe, including her up cycled wedding dress, was exhibited during the exhibition Wear I Am in 2017. See: www.wur.eu/circularfashion+31 (0)6 - 39 08 20 85