Cirus is the cluster for sustainability transitions research in infrastructure sectors. We focus on the geography of transitions and contribute towards understanding how transitions unfold across different geographical contexts. We analyse sector transitions in relation to green technologies (e.g. on-site wastewater treatment, water recycling, renewable energy technologies, etc.), focussing on local and global innovation dynamics, and where and why transitions occur.
Cirus researchers utilize social science perspectives mainly building on insights from innovation studies, transition studies, economic geography and institutional sociology. Based at a research institute with a strong focus on natural and engineering sciences, team members have actively contributed to several national and international inter- and transdisciplinary research projects. In a number of recent projects, Cirus researchers have worked on case studies in Europe, South Africa, China, Kenya, and the USA.