Valentina Elena Tartiu

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Academic  interests

Valentina’s research interests focus on modelling of complex systems and sustainability issues, specifically around: sustainability transitions towards bioeconomy, networks and diffusion of innovations, bio-based industrial value chains, sustainable waste management (e.g. innovative valorisation technologies, zero waste), uncertainty in complex systems.


Valentina holds a PhD in Management (2011), at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. Her PhD work has focused on complex, semi-structured and unstructured decision problems associated with the municipal waste management system in Romania. Valentina has tackled these problems from an economic modelling perspective, and aimed at providing decision-makers with tools that increase: (i) their capacity to represent knowledge in the process of decision-making, and (ii) organizational efficiency through access to information obtained a priori (e.g. by  means of sensitivity analysis, scenario analysis).

Since then, she has continued to deepen her knowledge and skills related to systems modelling and sustainability issues, by attending training courses, summer schools, workshops and by being involved in several projects, such as: “Modeling the Waste Management System for Electrical and Electronic Equipment in Romania in order to Optimize the Environmental Impact of the Digital Economy” (2009-2011), STAR*AgroEnergy Project (2013 -2014), COST Action TD1203: Food Waste Valorisation for Sustainable Chemicals, Materials and Fuels (EUBIS) (2013 – Onwards).


Valentina is part of  the TIK’s team in the SusValueWaste project

Her  research focuses on the food waste valorisation and value chains of bioeconomy, exploring the challenges, bottlenecks and potential performance. Valentina is mainly interested in: (i) the reconfiguration of stakeholders networks and institutional changes; (ii) dynamics between actors within and across value chains (iii) the integration of new bio-based products into existing value chains, (iv) development of effective policies and business practices.

Tags: Innovation



Morone P., Lopolito A., Anguilano D., Sica E. , Tartiu V.E.(2015), Sources of change: unpacking landscape pressures on socio-technical regimes. Insights from the urban waste management system, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions (2015)

Papendiek F., Tartiu V.E., Morone P., Venus J., Hönig A (2015), Assessing the Economic Profitability of Fodder Legume Production for Green Biorefineries - A cost-benefit analysis to evaluate farmers profitability, Journal of Cleaner Production (2015)

Morone, P., Tartiu, V.E., Falcone, P.M. (2015), Assessing the potential of biowaste for bioplastics production through Social Network Analysis, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 90, March 2015, pp. 43-54, ISSN: 0959-6526.

Morone, P. and Tartiu V.E. (2015),  Addressing Uncertainty in Complex Systems. The case of biobased products derived from urban bio-waste valorisation, in C. Meloni and G. Dellino (eds.) Uncertainty Management in Simulation-Optimization of Complex Systems: Algorithms and Applications, Operations Research/ Computer Science Interfaces Series, vol.59, Springer, ISBN 978-1-4899-7546-1.

  • Ferrari, Annalisa; Morone, Piergiuseppe & Tartiu, Valentina Elena (2016). Tackling uncertainty through business plan analysis—A case study on citrus waste valorisation in the south of Italy. Agriculture.  ISSN 2077-0472.  6(1) . doi: 10.3390/agriculture6010005
  • Morone, Piergiuseppe; Morone, Piergiuseppe; Lopolito, Antonio; Lopolito, Antonio; Anguilano, Daniela; Anguilano, Daniela; Sica, Edgardo; Sica, Edgardo & Tartiu, Valentina Elena (2016). Unpacking landscape pressures on socio-technical regimes: Insights on the urban waste management system. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions.  ISSN 2210-4224.  20, s 62- 74 . doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2015.10.005

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  • Morone, Piergiuseppe; Papendiek, Franka & Tartiu, Valentina Elena (ed.) (2017). Food Waste Reduction and Valorisation. Sustainability Assessment and Policy Analysis. Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-50087-4.  327 s.

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  • Strøm-Andersen, Nhat & Tartiu, Valentina Elena (2017). Incumbent’s ability to innovate during the transition towards a sustainable bioeconomy: a within-case analysis of Norwegian meat processing sector.
  • Tartiu, Valentina Elena & Capasso, Marco (2017). Innovation policy driven by actors with heterogeneous perceptions: An agent-based model based on the forestry sector.
  • Tartiu, Valentina Elena & Morone, Piergiuseppe (2017). Grassroots Innovations and the Transition Towards Sustainability: Tackling the Food Waste Challenge, In Piergiuseppe Morone; Franka Papendiek & Valentina Elena Tartiu (ed.),  Food Waste Reduction and Valorisation. Sustainability Assessment and Policy Analysis.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-50087-4.  Chapter 15.  s 303 - 327
  • Gregg, Jay; Olsen, Dorothy Sutherland & Tartiu, Valentina Elena (2016). Transition towards sustainable waste valorization from agricultural production systems: Insights from salmon aquaculture and aquaponics .
  • Tartiu, Valentina Elena; Fevolden, Arne Martin; Castellacci, Fulvio & Strøm-Andersen, Nhat (2016). Emerging Landscape of Bioeconomy in Norway: A Dynamic Actor Network Analysis on the Forestry Sector .

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