TIPC believes that in order to tackle the huge social and environmental challenges facing humanity, the Second Deep Transition must be sustainable.

This requires a complete re-thinking of our current social-technical systems  and societies. The next Deep Transition must differ from the First in that its starting point must be sustainability, rather than directionless. unchecked progress. One method that could provide direction into future transitions could be Transformative Innovation Policy (TIP).

We focus here on terms which underlie the rationale for TIPC and those that have received some attention in TIPC discussions and analysis.


The proponents of and opponents to transformative change that respectively seeks to accomplish or seek to block, divert or slow transformative change for a variety of reasons including a perception or the reality that such change will disadvantage their current interests. Actors can be individuals working within organisations and across organisational boundaries (so networks or coalitions) and organisations


Overview of proponents and opponents as well as included and excluded actors and how they relate to each other and interact with each other. The actor-map would include attention to power-dynamics between actors (their dependencies, struggles , conflicts, divergent rationales and values)