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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance
Energy Technology Innovation and Policy
Industry Dynamics and Regional Development


Dr Deyu Li is a Research Associate at the Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, where he currently works on the NSF-ESRC jointly funded project 'Co-location of manufacturing and innovation: drivers and impacts of technological innovation along the wind energy global value chain'. Prior to joining C-EENRG, Deyu completed his PhD in Innovation Studies in Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University. His doctoral thesis deals with the place-dependence of renewable energy technologies. Deyu holds a master degree in Economic Geography from Peking University.


Key publications: 

Li, D., Heimeriks, G. and Alkemade, F., 2021. Knowledge flows in global renewable energy innovation systems: the role of technological and geographical distance. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, Forthcoming

Li, D., Heimeriks, G. and Alkemade, F., 2020. The recombinant innovations in solar photovoltaic technology: Can geographical proximity bridge technological distance? Regional Studies, 1-12

Li, D., Heimeriks, G. and Alkemade, F., 2020. The emergence of renewable energy technologies at country level: relatedness, international knowledge spillovers and domestic energy markets. Industry and Innovation, 27 (9): 991-1013.

Heimeriks, G., Li, D., Lamers, W., Meijer, I. and Yegros, A., 2019. Scientific knowledge production in European regions: patterns of growth, diversity and complexity. European Planning Studies27(11): 2123-2143.

Guo, Q., He, C. and Li, D., 2016. Entrepreneurship in China: The role of localisation and urbanisation economies. Urban Studies53(12): 2584-2606.

C-EENRG Fellow
Research Associate, Department of Land Economy
University of Cambridge
Dr Deyu  Li


Person keywords: 
Economic Geography
Regional Development
Public Policy
Science, Technology and Innovation Studies