Transformative Innovation Policy Research on e-Waste Management in Ghana

Transformation Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) research team in Ghana thoroughly analysed the Science Technology and Innovation (STI) ecosystem in Ghana, mapped actors’ roles and their responsibilities, against the backdrop of the different framings of transformative change process. The e-waste management...

Utrecht University’s “Mission-Oriented Innovation Policy Observatory”

Submission Number: 25
The “Mission-Oriented Innovation Policy Observatory” (MIPO) is an initiative by the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, Utrecht University. Its objective is to create an understanding of the challenges and promises of mission-oriented innovation policies (MIPs), by uniting practitioners and scholars...

Nomadic Education in Kenya: A Case Study of Mobile Schools in Samburu County as a Transformative Innovation Policy

John Ayisi1, Frank Ndakala1, Rose Nyanga2, Chux Daniels3, Boniface Wanyama4, Roselida Owuor1,5 1 Ministry of Education, Directorate of Research, Science and Technology (DRST), Nairobi, Kenya. 2 Maseno University, Kenya 3 Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, UK 4...

Paradoxes of transformative innovation policy in practice

Submission Number: 42
Faced with pressing societal challenges, disruptive technological change, grand transitions (energy, circular economy, health, digitization) and a rapidly changing politico-economic European and world stage, the need to act, adjust and re-steer in our society has increased significantly. Technology and innovation...

Transparency Policies are Coupled with Transformative Innovation: Transforming Data Infra & Air Data into Publicly Accessible and Informative

Submission Number: 46
While opening research data is slowly, but steadily changing socio-technical systems to reduce air pollution, some barriers impede the implementation of data analysis on social problems. The major barrier is frequent changes in political agendas, which shakes sheltered space for...

Using science for/in diplomacy for addressing global challenges

Submission Number: 47
The complexity and geopolitical scale of grand challenges necessitates concerted international efforts turning them into challenges of foreign policy and science alike. Diplomatic skills as well as scientific expertise are needed to tackle these challenges. Unfortunately, the interface between both...

Smart information, governance and business innovations for sustainable supply and payment mechanisms for forest ecosystem services

Submission Number: 52
The InnoForESt project (running from 2017-2020) fosters networking initiatives in six case study regions to explore potentials for the development of transformative policy instruments and business models for the sustainable provision of forest ecosystem services. The potential to scale up...