In Transformative Innovation Policy (TIP), the concept of ‘experimentation’ is used to capture the ethos of exploration and learning in alternative ways of doing things for transformative change. This can be done through promoting a culture of experimentation and nurturing an experimental mindset. The notion of experimentation is unique in each context and likely to evolve throughout the course of TIP implementation within a certain context.
Above all, experimentation conveys the intent to try out alternatives, to unearth, challenge assumptions and work with ambiguities and uncertainties. Ultimately, experiments are to provide blue prints for system change.
GUIDE FOR EXPERIMENTATION
The second component of the TIP Resource Lab focusses on experimentation for Transformative Innovation Policy. The lab provides guidance and tools for creating an experimental space, defining and managing an experiment in TIP-orientated projects, programmes and policy initiatives. The Component 2 User Guide provides an introduction to experimentation for Transformative Innovation Policy.
Over the past years, TIPC members and associates have engaged in a number of policy experiments. Below case studies shed light on their experiences.