Tobias is a postdoctoral researcher at the UNEP DTU Partnership focusing on the study of sustainability transitions and low-carbon innovation in developing countries. His broad aim is to contribute to a better understanding of how cleantech firms in the Global South build their technological capabilities. Tobias’s postdoc project at UDP investigates how such firms incorporate digitally available open access knowledge in their technological learning efforts.
Previously, Tobias has completed a Ph.D. at University College London for which he studied patterns of technological learning in the Thai biogas industry. He holds a B.A. in political science and international law from Amsterdam University College and an M.Sc. in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment from University College London. Tobias also has experience working as a Teaching Fellow at University College London.
While his Ph.D. and current research primarily build on qualitative research methods, he also has experience applying and teaching quantitative methods. In general, Tobias has an interdisciplinary research background, drawing on insights from economics, sociology, organisational studies, strategic management, and innovation studies.