Minciencias, Colombian Administrative Department of Science,Technology & Innovation - Minciencias

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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 (Minciencias), 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 Minciencias 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

Outputs from this Member

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,...

Developing and Enacting Transformative Innovation Policy: A Comparative Study

The contemporary world is confronted with a number of grand social and environmental challenges such as social inequality and climate change. Traditional innovation policies, focused on the provision of R&D funding, building innovation systems and promoting entrepreneurialism, are...
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