Zoek medewerkers/organisaties prof.dr.ir. LWA Klerkx
Naamprof.dr.ir. LWA Klerkx

OmschrijvingExterne medewerker
OrganisatieDepartement Maatschappijwetenschappen
OrganisatieeenheidKennis, Technologie and Innovatie
Reguliere werkdagen
Ma Di Wo Do Vr
  • Lid wetenschappelijke en stakeholder adviescommissie - Our Land and Water Science Challenge
    jun 2021 - Nu

    Wetenschappelijk advies in onderzoeksprogramma in Nieuw Zeeland

  • Editor Agricultural Systems - Elsevier
    nov 2020 - Nu

    Editor wetenschappelijk tijdschrift

  • Associate editor Agronomy for Sustainable Development - Springer
    nov 2019 - Nu

    Editor wetenschappelijk tijdschrift

  • Editor Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension - Taylor and Francis
    mrt 2019 - Nu

    Editor wetenschappelijk tijdschrift


Laurens is Professor of Agrifood Innovation and Transition at the Knowledge, Technology and Innovation Group of Wageningen University, The Netherlands, of which he has been part since 2002. He obtained his PhD from the same university and is an internationally recognized expert in the field of agricultural innovation studies, doing social science research on various topics such as:

  • Institutional change in research and advisory organizations;
  • Roles and positions of organizations that broker multi-stakeholder networks for innovation;
  • Implementation of transdisciplinary science and co-innovation approaches;
  • Dynamics an politics of research and innovation agenda setting;
  • Advisory service innovation and professional development;
  • Division of public, private and industry roles in innovation;
  • Internationalization of research and innovation;
  • Digital agriculture innovation;
  • Transformative innovation in agri-food;
  • Innovation system development;
  • Innovation policy.


Throughout his career, Laurens has (co-)authored and published more than 90 articles in international peer reviewed journals. His work informs policy makers, through contributions to policy oriented publications and direct engagement through invited presentations with organizations like the World Bank, the European Commission, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the United Nations Commission for Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Furthermore, he frequently interacts with practitioners through presentations and workshops on systemic perspectives on innovation and the implications for research, extension and development professionals.

Laurens is a member of several academic boards such as the editorial board of the international journals Agricultural Systems and Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension and the steering committee of the International Farming Systems Association, and has held advisory positions in research programmes and projects in Europe, New Zealand and Australia.

Presentatie over veranderende landbouwadviessystemen (in Spaans)

Presentatie over innovatiemakelaars

Webinar 'Using an innovation systems approach to achieve remarkable change'


Academic social network sites (met links naar publicaties)



Sociale media
  Laurens Klerkx op Google Scholar Citations
  Laurens Klerkx op ResearchGate
  Laurens Klerkx op YouTube



  • CPT-37306 - Politics of Knowledge and Inclusive Innovation
  • CPT-80824 - MSc Thesis Knowledge, Technology and Innovation
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