Open Learning Series

Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) funders, policy practitioners and researchers are increasingly working as agents of transition, facilitating change in an integrated way towards global goals such as the SDGs.

TIPC’s Open Learning Series provides spaces for those working on transformative policy approaches around the world to refresh their knowledge, connect and learn from one another, with the aim of shifting the narrative for STI policy towards a focus on transformation and the SDGs.

What will we cover?

The content is reflexive, responding to calls from our member agencies and researchers to devote time and space to particular questions, concepts or policy issues.

All sessions will take place online using Zoom, and can be broadly categorised as:

  • Theoretical foundations, to introduce key TIP concepts and theory
  • Exploration, to reflect in a participatory way on TIP concepts, test tools and methods or contribute to cooperative enquiry and learning
  • Insights, to share fresh knowledge, insights or learnings related to TIP

Who should attend?

Events are open to all, across geographical regions, as spaces for shared learning and networking. You do not need to be part of the TIPC membership network to attend, but places may be limited for some sessions. You will need to register online for most events.

The content may be of particular interest to:

  • Research and innovation funders
  • Those making, implementing and evaluating STI policies
  • Researchers and impact professionals, particularly in the fields of sustainability transitions, STI policy and development

We welcome participants from across geographical regions, and invite proposals from members, partners and other organisations for collaborative future sessions.

Upcoming events

The series will be updated as new events are confirmed. To stay informed, join our TIPC mailing list.

Imagining better futures for people and the planet / Imaginando mejores futuros para las personas y el planeta

Theoretical Foundations
Friday 22 October 2021 (in English with Spanish slides) 11:00-12:30 COT | 17:00-18:30 BST | 18:00-19:30 SAST & CEST | 19:00-20:30 EEST
In partnership with Ingenio CSIC-UPV Postgraduate Diploma on Innovation for Social and Environmental Transformation and Las Naves

Transformative Outcomes: Assessing and Re-orientating Policy Experimentation

Theoretical Foundations
Monday 22 November 2021 09:00-11:00 COT/CDMX | 14:00-16:00 GMT | 15:00-17:00 CEST

Past events

Details and recordings on previous events in the series are available below.

Advancing Transformative Innovation Policy in Latin American: Implications for Public Policy workshop / Introducción a Innovación Transformativa e Implicaciones para la Política Publica en America Latina

Theoretical Foundations
Wednesday 15 September 2021 (in Spanish) 09:00 COT/CDMX | 15:00 BST

A Formative Approach to the Evaluation of Transformative Innovation Policies

Tuesday 22 June 2021 (in English) 08:00-10:00 COT | 14:00-16:00 BST | 15:00-17:00 SAST & CEST | 16:00-18:00 EEST
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From Moonshots to Transformations: A panel on the new generation of Transformative 'Mission-oriented' Innovation Policies / De los "Moonshots" a las Transformaciones: una mesa redonda sobre la nueva generación de Políticas de Innovación orientadas a Misiones Transformadoras

Monday 14 June 2021 09:00-10:00 COT | 15:00-16:00 BST | 16:00-17:00 SAST & CEST | 16:00-18:00 EEST (in English, with live Spanish interpretation)
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Playing your way into Transformative System Change: A Gamification Approach to Socio-Technical Systems

Tuesday 8 June 2021 (in English) 08:00-10:00 COT | 14:00-16:00 BST | 15:00-17:00 SAST & CEST | 16:00-18:00 EEST
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Theories of Change for Transformative Innovation Policy

Theoretical foundations
Tuesday 1 June 2021 (in English) 08:00-10:00 COT | 14:00-16:00 BST | 15:00-17:00 SAST & CEST | 16:00-18:00 EEST
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