Learning is fundamental to TIPC, weaving through the programme and providing a space for researchers and practitioners to drive transformative change. Our learning activities help to mobilise co-created knowledge into practice, embedding the TIP approach in participating organisations and supporting efforts to build a transnational community of practice.

TIPC learning activities are designed to:

  • underpin the implementation of TIP theory and methodologies in-country, drawing on insights from policy design and evaluation,
  • generate new knowledge from experimentation,
  • contribute to the development of the Resource Lab through resources, tools, and the development of competencies and mindsets,
  • facilitate the transfer of co-created knowledge across policy contexts, and
  • support the formation of global and regional networks of TIP practitioners and demonstrators.

Learning principles

For TIPC, learning is a collaborative process between researchers and practitioners working as equal partners and depending on mutual commitment.

Transformation requires experimentation, out-of-the ordinary actions and an open mind. It is a learning process for everyone involved, including ‘delivery teams’.

Learning involves the whole person. Individual values and lived experience play critical roles in understanding and delivering transformative change.

Structure and content

In TIPC’s next phase, our learning programme will focus on:

  • supporting regional and global network platforms for practitioners engaged in transformative change;
  • drawing on ‘live’ experimentation in diverse policy contexts, and
  • building capabilities, through use of the TIP Resource Lab, through learning from application of TIP ‘on the ground’, and through insights from practitioners stretching TIP thinking and connecting it to other fields.

We aim to accommodate diverse participants with different levels of familiarity with TIPC theories, tools and methodologies.

TIPC’s learning lead is Victoria Shaw, Programme Director, based at Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex Business School. TIPC also works in close partnership with AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and Eu-SPRI on the Open Learning Series to support the emerging global knowledge community for Transformative Innovation Policy.


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.


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