How knowledge can contribute to transformation pathways? A participatory space to reflect on the role of knowledge organizations

20 January 2022 15:00 (GMT)
20 January 2022 16:00 (GMT)

We aim to build a shared space within the conference for collective reflection around a series of generative questions that motivate discussion. The format is experimental and is focused on the role of knowledge generators in transformation within a contextual space and scale. We intend to have two moments happening during the conference.

The first moment is a closed 2-hour workshop with the team presenting this proposal, although a number of observants could be allowed. It will be held in Spanish and intends to share the team’s knowledge and experience around the following questions:

• How can knowledge generation institutions contribute to promoting transformative alternatives within their contextual space and scale influence?

• How can these alternatives be embedded and mainstreamed?

• Can the Transformative Outcomes be relevant to make more transformative those initiatives? In what sense?

In a second 2-hour open workshop (in English), the main ideas debated in the first workshop will be presented and discussed with a panel of researchers linked to TIPC.

The conclusions of the first and second workshops will be systematised and presented in a TIPC blog.


Ref: #3

Conceptualisation of innovation for transformative change
Challenge-led: Knowledge generation and appropriation


Alejandra Boni
Professor and Deputy Director of Ingenio
Alejandra Boni is professor at Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain) and deputy director of Ingenio (CSIC-UPV). She is honorary professor at the University of the Free State in South Africa. Her research interest focus on human development, higher education, global citizenship and transformative innovation. She is leading the formative evaluation component of the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium.
Diana Velasco
Research Fellow at Ingenio CSIC-UPV
Diana is an anthropologist and a systems engineer. She also holds a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from the University of Edinburgh. Interdisciplinary research and practice has been a constant in her career. With a background in innovation studies, she has worked in the design and implementation of strategies and policies for research, social projection and teaching in universities. She has been director of research and innovation in Universidad del Rosario, Colombia; and Provost in Universidad de Ibagué, Colombia. Her main research areas are innovation studies, STI policies design, higher education management, and development studies. She is currently a Research Fellow in Ingenio, working in the development of formative evaluation for different experimental policy engagements developed with varying members of TIPC.