What is Green Leap?
Green Leap is a research group in design and sustainable development established at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. The goal of Green Leap is to act as a catalyst for change by involving design in sustainable development.
Green Leap's projects are run in cross-disciplinary teams and include researchers in sustainability, in future studies and in design as well as design practitioners and other partners. The research projects covers areas such as sustainable transport, energy, lifestyles and transitions to sustainable practises.
The general research approach of Green Leap is to use design methods as a creative and user-centered tool for innovation and transitions. Central in our designmethodology is to create materialisations or prototypes as part of the reserach as well as academic papers. These materialisations or prototypes are directed towards interested parties in order to receive feedback, start discussions, increase reliability and encourage sustainable innovation.
Green Leap was founded with support by the Swedish Energy Agency that still is one of our main financers, together with Vinnova, Mistra and others.
Green Leap is a part of the
Centre for Sustainable Communication (CESC) and collaborates with the School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), the School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), and the School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM).