Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex Business School, UK

The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex Business School in the UK coordinates our strategic international partnership on science, technology and innovation thinking. TIPC is one of SPRU’s major research initiatives.

In 2016, this new innovative collaboration launched, created by the then Director of SPRU, Professor Johan Schot. Professor Schot, now at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, remains the Academic Director of TIPC.

The Consortium brings together global innovation actors with researchers, funders, NGOs and agencies from across the globe – Colombia, South Africa, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Mexico as well as other associates – to work on project that develop a TIP approach.

Running from 2018 to 2022, the partnership programme contains four key strands: experimentation, evaluation, research; and capacity building and training. TIPC also focuses heavily on engagement and communications to inform on and inspire TIP thinking. The TIPC network collaborates to co-create new narratives, frameworks, methods and tools for science, technology and innovation policy.

TIPC is underpinned by research into new ways to provision for societies to bring about transformations that can address the grand challenges of our time.

Foremost, Transformative Innovation Policy (TIP) looks to help solve urgent social and environmental issues, and consequently then economic ones. There is a focus on finding paths to reaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. There are associate TIP projects too in China, Brazil, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal and Panama.

Countries covered: United Kingdom

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New Programme Director Joins TIPC

The Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) has a new Programme Director joining the team. Victoria Shaw begins her role at TIPC, alongside Sarah Schepers, as Programme Director for the Consortium. She is based at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU)...
4 November 2019 - 5 November 2019

TIPC Conference 2019

Read our conference report.   The TIPC annual conference took place this year at Ingenio CSIC-UPV, Valencia, Spain on 4-5th November. The focus was on understanding how academic scholars and practitioners across the globe are interpreting and enacting Transformative Innovation...

Join the TIPC Team

Please note these roles are now closed. For more job opportunities, please follow TIPC on Twitter or sign up to the monthly newsletter, the TIPC Digital Digest, below. Applications were invited for two job openings related to the work of the Transformative...

A Transformative Innovation Learning Journey

On the 20th May, delegates from TIPC member countries Finland, Sweden, Norway, South Africa, and Colombia arrived at the University of Sussex, UK, for three day’s residential training.  The training formed part of a wider “Transformative Innovation Learning Journey” organised...