Suyash Jolly

Researcher, Ph.D, Dr. , Ph.D., MSc., B Tech.

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences


  • Science and Technology Studies, Sustainability Science, Sustainable business models, Innovation Studies, Innovation systems, Energy and environmental systems analysis, energy and climate policy, India, institutional theory, Economic Geography, Entrepreneurial ecosystem, Social entrepreneurship, Regional Development, Regional Innovation Policy


Personal background: Suyash Jolly obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. He also obtained his MSc. in Innovation Sciences from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology and bachelor's in mechanical engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology University, Vellore, India. He recently worked as a Postdoctoral researcher in Division of History of Science, Technology, and Environment, KTH Royal University of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He is currently working as a Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Human Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University, Lund on a project focusing on green growth in Nordic regions. 


Research profile: My research interests are quite broad as I like to work on different themes such as green growth, institutional entrepreneurship, technology management, social and sustainable entrepreneurship, innovation policy, frugal innovation, business models and sustainability transitions. Over the years, my research interests have evolved from studying innovative business models in the field of off-grid solar PV energy by social entrepreneurs in India to studying collective action between multiple actors (e.g. regulators, firms, government bodies, intermediary organizations, industry associations, civil society and users) for shaping development of wind and solar PV energy in India. I am now diversifying my research interests and exploring green growth in Nordic regions and explore differences between sustainability challenges in emerging and developed nations.


Academic skills and research expertise: Sustainability transitions, institutional theory, collective institutional entrepreneurship, social and sustainable entrepreneurship, frugal innovation in emerging economies, business models for sustainability transitions and poverty alleviation, innovation policy, science and technology studies (STS), green growth, economic geography and geography of sustainability transitions


Recent research outputs

Markku Sotarauta, Nina Suvinen, Suyash Jolly & Teis Hansen, 2020 Aug 17, In : European Urban and Regional Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Markku Sotarauta, Teis Hansen, Suyash Jolly & Nina Suvinen, 2019, Opportunities and challenges for future regional development. Nilsson, K. (ed.). Nordic Council of Ministers, p. 71-79 (Nordic Working Papers; vol. NA2019, no. 902).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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