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Research Initiative on Sustainable Industry and Society (IRIS)

The goal of IRIS is to create strong research environments at the ITM school at KTH, and to stimulate new collaborations within and outside the school. IRIS represents a unique opportunity to establish the school at the forefront in research on sustainable industry and society.

Aim and objectives

IRIS focuses on four strategic areas for research, education and impact. The researchers at the division of Energy Systems KTH dES contribute in the IRIS research area 1 and 3.

IRIS Area 1

Industrial Transformation through sustainable digitalization – Towards competitiveness in circular and sharing economies.

This area will investigate how available digital technologies can be applied at different level in industrial context and support sharing of resources and shift towards circular economies.

Researcher of KTH-dES involved in IRIS Area 1

IRIS Area 3

Sustainable Energy Systems – Technology and Business Perspectives.

A central part of the vision for the transformation of the energy system is carbon neutrality based on renewable production and storage of electricity, heating and cooling, with high stability and security of supply.

This research area is focusing primarily on three areas:

  • Transformations in the transport sector
  • Technology and business models for energy transitions in the built environment
  • Energy transitions in the process industry, including effective energy policies

Researcher of KTH-dES involved in IRIS Area 3

Jagruti Ramsing Thakur
Jagruti Ramsing Thakur
assistant professor

Funded by

School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM)

Time period

2019 - 2022

European Climate and Energy Modelling Forum
Research Initiative on Sustainable Industry and Society (IRIS)
EMB3Rs project