Deniz Koca is an Assist. Prof. at Lund University, Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC). He holds a Ph.D. in Geobiosphere Science, M.Sc. in Environmental Studies & Sustainability Science, and B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering.
His main expertise lies in applied systems analysis, system dynamics modelling and facilitation of stakeholder participatory group modelling process.
He has initiated and been involved in various transdisciplinary projects with the main task of analyzing, interpreting, modelling, simulating and communicating alternative scenarios of complex dynamic environmental and socio-economic issues with a systems approach and within the sustainability criteria. He has been teaching systems analysis and system dynamics modelling courses on undergraduate, gradute and post-graduate levels.
Deniz acts as the Coordinator & Director of Studies of BIOECONOMY Graduate Research School within the CEC, the Chairman of LU Food Faculty (a university wide collaboration initiative), and the Vice President of EIT Food Protein Diversification Think Tank.
He is a Donella Meadows Fellow and member of The Balaton Group, also known as the International Network of Resource Information Centers (INRIC). He is also a member of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) alumni.
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(2024-2027) Fostering European Cellular Agriculture for Sustainable Transition Solutions (FEASTS). HORIZON Europe funded (7 Million EUR) project (WP Leader). 36 partners from 17 countries.
(2024-2028) Pan-European Food Systems Science Network (FoSSNet). HORIZON Europe funded (6 Million EUR) project (WP co-leader). 15 partners from 12 countries.
(2023-2025) EIT Food - GROW project. (Coordinator) EIT Food funded (1.2 Million EUR) capacity building project. Partners are Lund University, BGI, Food4Sustainability, Queens University Belfast, Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry, Polish Academy of Science, and Maspex.
(2023) EIT Food INSPIRE programme - Digital Technologies in the Food System. Partners are Lund University, Queens University Belfast, BGI and Bavarian State Ministry of Food
(2017-2024) BIOECONOMY - Graduate Research School for Advancing the Transition to Bioeconomy. (Coordinator) An inter/trans-disciplinary graduate research school funded by FORMAS. Partners are from 3 faculties (Natural Science, Engineering and Social Science), 4 centres/institutions (CEC, LUCSUS, CIRCLE and IIIEE), and 5 departments (Biology, Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis, Chemical Engineering/Bioetechnology, Political Science and Sociology) at Lund University.
(2022) ASSIST-Food - Applied Systems Science in Food Systems Transformations. (Coordinator) Region Skåne funded project.
(2021-2022) EIT Food - Grow Workshops. (Coordinator) EIT Food funded capacity building project. Partners are Lund University, Austrian Institute of Technology, BGI, Food4Sustainability, Vitagora.
(2019-2021) ASSIST - Applied Systems Science In Systems Transformations. (Coordinator) EIT Climate KIC funded Learning Hub project.
(2018-2021) CSA Regional Nordic Hub (RNH): Alternative green and blue plant-based protein production in the Nordic Bioeconomy. (Coordinator) EIT Climate KIC funded regional hub project. Partners are Lund University, Copenhagen University, Helsinki University, RISE, Aarhus University, NTNU and DTU.
(2017-2020) STAR-ProBio - Sustainability Transition Assessment and Research of Bio-based Products. A multi-actor collaborative Research and Innovation Action (RIA) project funded by EU Horizon 2020 programme. 15 partners from 11 European countries. CEC is subcontracted by Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.
(2019) Ph.D. Catapult summer school: Wood Construction for Climate Change Mitigation and Transiton to Bioeconomy . EIT Climate KIC funded summer school for Ph.D students. Partners are Lund University, Aalto University, Chalmers University and NTNU.
(2018-2019) GoWood - Incentivizing use of wood in construction sector to mitigate climate change and boost bioeconomy. An inter/trans-disciplinary project funded by EIT Climate KIC. Besides Lund University, project partners are Aalto University, NTNU, SITRA and UNFCCC.
(2013-2017) SIMRESS - Models, potential and long-term scenarios for resource efficiency. A transdisciplinary project funded by German Ministry of Environment and The Federal Environment Agency. Project parners are CEC, University of Iceland, Ecologic Institute, GWS and European School of Governance.
(2009-2013) CONVERGE - Rethinking globalisation in the light of Contraction and CONVERGEnce – an interdisciplinary project funded by EC/FP7, which employs a functional systems approach to identify the convergent and divergent processes involved across social, economic and ecological aspects of sustainability.
(2009-2010) Environmental goals in Swedish mountains: A synthesis of problems associated with the management of limited resources – a project funded by Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and in planned partnership with researchers at the Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University.
(2008-2011) REAL CHANGE– an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral research program funded by Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS), The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) and The Swedish Energy Agency.
(2008-2011) Designing sustainable health care spaces for the 21st century – a project financed by FORMAS and in collaboration with Chalmers University, Karolinska Institute and Dalarna University.