Chalmers tekniska hoegskola (CTH) was founded in 1829 following a donation by William Chalmers, director of the Swedish East India Company, and was transformed into an independent foundation in 1994. Chalmers has developed leading research in the areas of life sciences, materials science, information technology, micro-and nanotechnology, environmental sciences and energy. The university offers PhD and Licentiate programmes as well as MScEng, MArch, BEng and nautical programmes.

The division of Environmental Systems Analysis (ESA) which is located at the department of Technology Management and Economics participates in this project. The division conducts research to find more sustainable technology solutions and to find ways to transform technology systems to better meet the environmental and resource constraints faced by society. The division has a long engagement in life cycle assessment, risk assessment and various environmental flow methods. Approaches of flow methods from a social science perspective, innovation systems and transition studies complete the research strategy. The division’s areas of expertise are unified through a common systems-based approach. The division also offers courses closely related to its research. The division has around 40 staff and faculty members and broad expertise, including engineers and researchers in both the physical and political sciences.