My research focuses on the factors that determinate innovation outcomes. I am interested in complex systems of innovation that is made up by private and public actors, stakeholders and governed by formal and informal institutions. My PhD focuses on the development of Smart City solutions and specifically the actors involved in supplying and demanding the innovations urban areas are in urgent need of to combat climate change and increased urbanization. I will be looking into various partnership models between cities and external actors, as well as investigating the role played by public procurement budgets in pushing the innovation development. The project is an Industrial PhD, which means I spend half of time at Copenhagen Solutions Lab, the City of Copenhagen’s Smart City governance unit. The PhD is part of the Innovation Fund’s call for Public Industrial PhD focusing on innovation in public organizations, furthermore it is partially funded by Realdania, who aim to support research into innovation in urban environments.