Lars is an economic geographer and scholar in innovation studies. He joined the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne in January 2017 as the inaugural ‘City of Melbourne Chair of Resilient Cities’. Prior to this, he was full professor at CIRCLE, the Centre for Innovation, Research, and Competence in the Learning Economy at Lund University, Sweden. Here he was heading a research group dealing with innovation and sustainability transitions. His research interests converge around the geography of innovation. He is well-known internationally for his work on regional and urban innovation and, more recently, his pioneering research on the geography of environmental innovation and sustainability transitions. He is author of more than 30 scientific papers published in leading international journals such as Research Policy, Environment and Planning A and Economic Geography. His work has had considerable scientific impact with over 5000 citations in Scholar Google.