The Transformative Innovation Learning Journey makes up part of the capacity building element of the TIPC Programme.  It helps to embed the TIP approach in participating organisations and supporting efforts to build a transnational community of practice. Using participatory methods and peer to peer deep learning it will help mobilise new, co-created knowledge into practice. This is a continuous journey, as shown in the diagram below, and the aim is to bring new groups along to this journey each year, building on the experience, learning and insights from the cohort of the previous year. It will be an active learning process for all involved where participants and mentors are experientially involved in the journey to promote opportunities for second order or deep learning.

The materials below are some of the resources that the cohort of 2019 have engaged with during the residential stage which took place at the University of Sussex in May. 


Essential Reading:

Paper: Schot & Steinmueller, Three frames for innovation policy: R&D, systems of innovation, and transformative change

Essential Watching:

A Journey through Transformative Innovation Policy (TIP): An Introductory Lecture

This is a five part lecture given by Professor Ed Steinmueller, TIPC team member, providing an introductory overview of the theory behind transformative innovation policy. The lecture is comprised of five videos, each of roughly ten to fifteen minutes, to watch at a convenient pace:


Part 1: The world we are in

Part 2: Innovation Policy
– the last 75 years

Part 3: Uncertainty and directionality

Part 4: TIP Foundations 

Part 5: TIPC

Part 2: A Societal Perspective

Essential Watching:

These videos are supplied by EIT Climate-KIC transitions hub. They are suggested as they give an idea of how the theoretical approach could be used in practice when designing transformative innovation policy.

Trajectories of change

Flourishing multi-level

Context map

Part 3: Experiementation

Essential Reading

Policy Brief: Transforming Experimentation

Essential Watching:

Six Systemic Strengths

Part 4: Evaluation

Essential Reading

Policy brief: Key Principles for a Formative Evaluation of Transformative Innovation Policy


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