Florian Kern

Research Fellow, SPRU-Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex

Florian Kern earned his PhD in 2009 from SPRU at the University of Sussex, where he analyzed innovation policies in the UK and the Netherlands, explaining the different ways in which both countries tackle this challenge and formulating policy recommendations to foster sustainable energy systems. He has a Masters in Science in Socio-Economic and Technological Planning from Roskilde University, Denmark in 2005 and studied Political Science at the Free University of Berlin from 2000-2003. Dr. Kern's research looks at policy analysis in the fields of energy, technology, environment and innovation, looking specifically at socio-technical transitions and shifting towards sustainable electricity systems.