Colombian Administrative Department of Science,Technology & Innovation - COLCIENCIAS

Transformative Innovation Policy has become the national strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation in Colombia – a global first. TIP is transforming regional innovation policy to meet the specific needs of local communities to create a more equal society which nurtures biodiversity and addresses the climate emergency.

Following the 2016 peace treaty, Colombian Administrative Department of Science, Technology & Innovation (COLCIENCIAS), after working with TIPC and SPRU, adopted a new national strategy for meeting social
and environmental challenges. STI policy in Colombia
has a history of over 50 years, with a national system
of innovation implemented in the country in 1995. In 2018, at a national level the Libro Verde (Green Book) was launched. This sets out the strategy for TIP that has now been adopted into law. The current post-conflict era opened up the opportunity to address the country’s challenges with this new TIP
approach.

Through a mentoring project in seven different regions, TIPC is working with COLCIENCIAS to explore seven contextualised cases of transformative potential and change. By opening up participation to social actors such as social movements, businesses, charities, and local co-operatives, policy is learning from bottom-up initiatives in order to facilitate and support transformative regional and national change.

Countries covered: Colombia

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Colombian coffee farmers regional innovation policy

TIP in Colombia

A Story of Regionalization The Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) agency, Colciencias, in Colombia were one of the first globally to begin working with the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex Business School to create a...
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Libro Verde 2030

(Spanish version) El Libro Verde 2030 que Colciencias presenta al país constituye un primer paso para la renovación de la política nacional de ciencia e innovación, desarrollando su nivel estratégico mediante la definición de unas bases conceptuales, principios...
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IMPACT OF REGIONAL TRANSFORMATIVE INNOVATION POLICY BEGINS IN COLOMBIA

IMPACT OF REGIONAL TRANSFORMATIVE INNOVATION POLICY BEGINS IN COLOMBIA

The Colombian ministry of science, technology and innovation, Colciencias, has published guidelines to inspire regional policy makers, academics, and civil society in alternative approaches to regional policies and programmes that use TIPC’s transformational approach.  The guidelines encourage regional diversity in STI policy...
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Green Book 2030

(English version). The Green Book 2030, which Colciencias is presenting to the country, constitutes a first step in the renovation of national science and innovation policy – a step which grounded, in strategic terms, on defining conceptual foundations,...
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