Ingenio Institute launches courses on Innovation for Social and Environmental Transformation


TIPC coordinating partner, Ingenio-CSIC, launches new cutting-edge qualifications in the field of TIP, transformations and sustainability transitions. Participants in the programme, starting this October, will learn how to enact TIP towards tackling today’s societal and environmental grand challenges.

The environmental and social challenges the world faces require a new raft of professionals capable of creating and implementing innovation that transforms practices and organizations, towards more sustainable and equitable models of production and consumption for goods and services.

For this reason, having participated in TIPC over the last four years gaining knowledge and expertise on Transformative Innovation Policy (TIP), the Ingenio Institute – in collaboration with the Latin American Hub and Las Naves, an innovation centre in the city of Valencia (Spain) – is launching two postgraduate courses on Innovation for Social and Environmental Transformation: a Specialisation Diploma (200 hours) and a University Expert (150 hours). The first edition will start in October 2021 until June 2022.

These two postgraduate qualifications’ aims are 1) To train professionals, from the public and private sectors, with a vision and practice for social and technical innovations capable of facing the social and environmental challenges of the Global South and North. 2) To trigger experimentation initiatives in different socio-technical systems. 3) To promote applied research processes that contribute to creating theoretical and practical knowledge of social and environmental transformation innovation.

The working language will be Spanish. The teaching for the diplomas is 100% online, with a combination of synchronic and diachronic interactions. We will use active methodology to enhance students’ participation and interactions with the teaching staff. It will be formed by researchers and professionals who actively participate in TIPC (Adrian Smith, Alejandra Boni, Carmen Bueno, Diana Velasco, Johan Schot, Jordi Molas, Matías Ramírez, Pablo Fernández, Paulina Terrazas, Salim Chalela) as well as researchers and practitioners linked to the Ingenio Institute, the UPV, the University of Valencia and other research centres.

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