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The emerging concept of exnovation within Transition studies is at the very core of our Brussels-based GOSETE research project as well as of other research projects.


Exnovation refers to processes of destabilization, decline and phasing-out of carbon-intensive industries, technologies, business models et practices or that raise other systemic sustainability issues (environnemental, socioeconomic, related to urban-planning, etc.).

This is our definition. The exnovation concept within Sustainability Transitions Studies emerged only recently and its precise meaning is as yet not settled.

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Our GOSETE project explores the exnovation concept at the metropolitan governance level on the basis of three main worksites in Brussels.

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The exnovation concept and ideas related to destabilization of established socio-technical regimes catch increasing interest among researchers and are taken up by various projects within Transitions Research and Innovation Studies.

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