• Bioeconomy
  • Energy and Environment
  • Societal and economic transition & Risk management

Centre for Research on Innovation and Industrial Strategies (ISI)

Research unit


The central theme of the work conducted by the ISI Laboratory is that of innovation, analysed in a systemic manner. Two themes structure the work: Entrepreneurship, innovation trajectories and sustainable development and Enterprise, innovation and environments. On the one hand, the entrepreneur is perceived as a lever function of economic and social change. On the other hand, the dynamics of innovation environments and systems (local, regional, national) guide industrial strategies and work organization. Theoretical and empirical work focuses on the innovation dynamics of companies and sectors or sectors and on innovation policies in relation to the scientific and technical resources accumulated in the territories. Territorial projects for restructuring and redeployment of resources, for example around the circular economy (including new economic models around industrial ecology and the economy of functionality), are at the heart of the attractiveness and territorial dynamics in terms of innovation and entrepreneurship.
The laboratory organises, supports research, production, dissemination and exploitation of knowledge through basic and applied research programmes, the organisation of scientific events, publications and publishing activities. It trains Masters and PhD students in research and through research. It interacts with public institutions, the professional world and associations working in its field of activity.


  • Blandine Laperche


21 quai de la Citadelle
Maison de la Recherche des Sciences de l'Homme
59383 Dunkerque



Effectif total : 11

Personnel de recherche : 5



• Socio-economic analysis of innovative projects and new business models of companies, sectors and sectors and territories
• Circular economy, Industrialization/reindustrialization, Socio-economic and regulatory developments in technological fields

Example(s) of projects

• Programme IMPPEC - IMPacts des Ports sur Economie Circulaire- tableau de bord d'indicateurs (en cours, 2020-2022) En cours

• Programme ANR IRETRA Innovation, réindustrialisation des territoires et transformation du travail (22021-2024) en cours.
• Programme l'Université Responsable (2020-2024). En cours. Forum Innovation 2021:

• BQR I-Bric Innovation et bricolage des les pays en développement (2021-2022). En cours

Example(s) of publications

• BOUTILLIER, S., ROSS E., 2021, Le coworking, l’empreinte territoriale. Essai d’analyse d’une agglomération industrielle en reconversion, article soumis La Revue d’Economie Régionale et Urbaine, N°3, pp.497-514

• BOUTIILIER, S., FOURMENTIN, S., LAPERCHE, B., 2021, History of Titanium dioxide regulation as a food additive: a review, Environmental Chemistry Letters

• VEYSSIERE S., LAPERCHE B., BLANQUART C. (2021), Territorial development process based on the circular economy: a systematic literature review, European Planning Studies

• LAPERCHE B., BOUTILLIER S., DJELLAL F. INGHAM M. LIU Z. PICARD F. REBOUD S. TANGUY C. UZUNIDIS D. Innovating for elderly people: the development of geront’innovations in the French silver economy, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management (2019) DOI 10.1080/09537325.2018.1520975
• UZUNIDIS D., KASMI F., ADATTO L, 2021, Innovation Economics, Engineering and Management Handbook 1 & 2, Iste, Wiley.

All publications can be found

Collaborations/Partners/Scientific clients

Université d'Artois, Université Picardie Jules Verne, Université de Strasbourg, Université de Reims Champagne Ardennes, UMR Innovation Montpellier, INRAE, LabCOM Destins Poitiers, SFR Innovacs Grenoble

Université Parthenope (Italie), Université Santiago de Compostela (Espagne), Université d'Algarve (Portugal), Université Nationale de Hanoi (Vietnam), Université Hassan II (Maroc)

Collaborations/Partners/Private Clients

Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque, Entreprendre Ensemble

Services offers

Services provided

• Socio-economic analysis of innovative projects and new business models of companies, sectors and sectors and territories
• Feasibility study of innovative projects in the field of circular economy, industrialization/reindustrialization, field surveys
• Quantitative and qualitative analysis of socio-economic data
• Regulatory evolution in technology areas

Training offers

• Circular Economy Methodology
• Innovation
• Analysis of organizational change and new business models

Consulting services

We provide consulting serivces on all our skills



Affiliated institutions / organisations


Regional strategic areas of activity

  • Bioeconomy
    • Sustainable production and mobilization of bioresources
  • Energy and Environment
    • Circular economy
    • Renewable energies
    • Sustainable cities
  • Societal and economic transition & Risk management
    • Industrial and territorial ecology
    • New economic models
    • Public and European policies
    • Resilience, risk factors and fragility
    • Societal issues, employment, inclusion, social innovation
    • Territories, heritage and culture