The TIPC Blog SpotContestation, Inspiration, Debate
We also have a blog space for the ‘View from the Edge’ where we invite guest bloggers to share their views and experiences of TIP. If you’d like to feature please contact our Blog Editor, Geraldine Bloomfield.
Our regular series are:
A focus on the TIP programme: experimentation, research, evaluation & capacity building
For our launch edition, the first blog in this series, focusing on the TIPC programme, looks at the role of experimentation for TIP. In our next edition, we shine a spotlight on Evaluation.
SANDRO GIACHI & REBECCA KERR | OCTOBER 2018 TIPC is not only in the business of creating new policy frameworks for transformative change; a key programmatic focus for the Consortium is also on the evaluation of such policies. Sometimes, evaluation has been...read more
JONAS TORRENS | MAY 2018 At the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC), we are embarking on an exciting five-year programme that involves a good deal of policy experimentation and co-creation. With this blog, the first in a series that each time focuses on...read more
Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals
STI for the SDGs. Science, technology and innovation are at the forefront of the drive to meet the UN’s Agenda 2030 and the SDGs. Each blog edition looks at the TIP research being conducted and how it could help governments meet their SDG aims and ambitions.
27 MARCH 2019 This is a think piece written by Professor Johan Schot for the European Commission Conference "Sustainable Europe 2030: From goals to delivery" on April 8 2019 in Brussels The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out in the United Nations 2030...read more
MATIAS RAMIREZ | 12 JULY 2018 The Colombian Green Book on transformative innovation policy and the SDGs: An opportunity for Colombian regions to turn transformative theory into transformation action In May of 2018 the Colombian department of science and technology,...read more
Johan Schot | MAY 2018 The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the to-do list for the World. Encapsulate in 17 key points, they outline the major challenges faced by our Globe, its people and ecology. Unlike their predecessors the Millennium Development Goals...read more
Spotlight on industrial strategy and TIP
Many policymakers around the world are looking for ways to develop new types of industries, economies and societies. This blog spot looks at how a TIP approach might illuminate. We open with thoughts on the UK Industrial Strategy’s view of innovation.
GERALDINE BLOOMFIELD, JOHAN SCHOT | MAY 2018 In the UK at this time of year, launching a global network of innovation policy thinkers and doers is rather serendipitous. Spring and Summer themselves are transformation. Natural seasonal allies of innovation, with its...read more
A view from the Edge: TIP Experiences
Guest writers and TIPC members reflect on emerging themes and relevance of TIP from around the world.
Extinction Rebellion, Greta Thunberg, and the school strike: the case to include social movements in science, technology and innovation policymaking
Last week, as London sizzled in an unexpected Easter heatwave, climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the hundreds of people who had taken to the streets as part of the Extinction Rebellion protest. For ten days, protesters blockaded parts of London demanding that...read more
Systemic solutions for sustainable transitions? Learning from the case of Mayan Octopus fishing industry in Mexico
SANDRO GIACHI | JANUARY 2019 This TIPC Long Read takes an in-depth look into the work of the Consortium in Mexico, in collaboration with CONACYT and the British Council in Mexico. Fishery: a key activity for Mexican coastal communities Positioned between the...read more
DECEMBER 2018 With TIPC’s first trip to Brazil, a country like many in the world going through huge changes and challenges, we talk to Dr Ana Lúcia Stival, a senior analyst from the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC). Dr...read more
JONAS TORRENS | 25 JUNE 2018 For those interested in Transformative Innovation Policy, June was an exciting month, with two great conferences: the annual gathering of the Forum on Studies of Research and Innovation Policies (Eu-SPRI), held in Paris, and the...read more
RODRIGO AROCENA & JUDITH SUTZ, Universidad de la República, Uruguay If it is possible to simplify, it can be said that during the second half of the 20th century Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policies went through three stages. The first one, Science...read more
ED STEINMUELLER | MAY 2018 The World Economic Forum (WEF) is best known as the organiser of the annual media spectacle at Davos that brings world leaders together from government and business to show off their ski apparel while making pronouncements about the state of...read more
Blogs from our Pilot year
This section is an archive of all the blogs from our 2016-2017 pilot year. Take a look at our journey…
FREDRIC BAUER, JOHAN CLEMENTE AND JOHAN MIÖRNER | 23 MARCH 2017 The Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium's (TIPC) first gathering to discuss inception phase work was at the University of Lund, Sweden in Feburary 2017, hosted by CIRCLE - the Centre for...read more
CHUX DANIELS, JOANNA CHATAWAY & ROBERT BRYNE | 14 JULY 2017 In June, the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) based at the University of Sussex and the Tanzanian Government Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) co-hosted a workshop in Dar es Salaam to...read more
JOANNA CHATAWAY | 28 APRIL 2017 In his book, ‘The Road to Somewhere’, David Goodhart writes a powerful analysis of recent and unexpected electoral outcomes. In his narrative, ‘Anywheres’ have dominated policy over recent decades. Anywheres are highly educated,...read more
GERALDINE BLOOMFIELD | 27 MARCH 2017 Many economists have questioned why, in the main, their discipline neglected to foresee the global economic crisis of 2008. This failure of foresight extended, even in our era of hyper-globalisation, to some national governments...read more
PRISCILLA MENSAH, SEPO HACHIGONTA, IMRAAN PATEL, ERIKA KRAEMER-MBULA, KAMBIDIMA WOTELA & CHUX DANIELS | 09 MARCH 2017 Part 2 of 2 "We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them" Albert Einstein The White Paper on South Africa’s...read more
CHUX DANIELS, SEPO HACHIGONTA | 20 FEBRUARY 2017 Part 1 of 2 South Africa (SA) has been transforming since the abolition of apartheid in 1994. A central part of this process, has been the positioning of the science and technology (STI) landscape as a key driver for...read more
JOHAN SCHOT | 10 FEBRUARY 2017 This week's blog feature is news on fresh research associated with Transformative Innovation Policy and how the approach can succeed in tackling inequality. Source: www.johanschot.com/news How to address inequality in society with all...read more
LAUER KANGER | 02 FEBRUARY 2017 "A rich tapestry of the three frames of innovation policy are present in Norway. We need to let them know how to talk to one another." Johan Schot, Director of SPRU As Elisabeth Gulbrandsen, Research Council of Norway (RCN)’s Special...read more
MATIAS RAMIREZ | 25 JANUARY 2017 “Transformative Innovation Policy above all is about changes in the socio-technical systems that involve multi-actors, address social and societal issue directly, have the potential to be disruptive and open the prospect of different...read more
Johan Schot | 16 January 2017 "Transformative Innovation Policy is…innovation as a search process...informed by experience, and the learning that accompanies experience and a willingness to revisit existing arrangements to de-routinse them". (Framing Innovation Policy...read more