Gijs Diercks studies futureproof knowledge systems around a broad variety of themes such as water and military R&D. A key question is how to mobilise research and innovation in an effective and responsible manner for such complex societal challenges.
Education and career
Gijs obtained his bachelor in economics and master in sustainable development at Utrecht University. After his studies, Gijs worked several years for two start-ups in the renewable energy sector before moving to London for a PhD programme at Imperial College. His research focused on innovation policy in times of societal challenges.