The Art & Science of Mobilizing Stakeholders for Sustainable Development and a Resilient Society
Conference contribution, 2016

This paper presents a comprehensive model for how to approach and sustain stakeholder mobilization. This model has been generated to support a long term process of engaging and collaborating with stakeholders - from research to development and to innovation. This model and approach have been: applied, evaluated and further developed to make sense and make change in various contexts and issues (including: developing university’s role in society, strengthening innovation systems, renewable energy, migration and well-being, integration and human rights). It has been applied in over 50 countries over a 30 -year period and generated a wide range of knowledge, understanding, relations and innovations. Our aim will be to illustrate the approach and model’s use in a number of cases, to share results accomplished, challenges experienced, and to explore insights developed during the course of 30 years of experimentation, development and innovation of this way of working with stakeholders.


large scale change




innovation system


Sari Scheinberg

Sverker Alänge

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Science, Technology and Society

XIV International Triple Helix Conference in Heidelberg September 25-28, 2016


Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics


Environmental Management

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work

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