TIPC opens dialogue on next phase


Following successful delivery of the first phase, TIPC members and partners invite conversations around collaboration for experimentation, research and capacity development.


TIPC’s Governing Board convened last month to sign off on successful delivery of the first phase of the Consortium’s work programme, and discuss ambitions for TIPC 2.0.

Since 2017, core and associate members from China, Colombia, Finland, Ghana, Mexico, Norway, Senegal and Sweden have invested in a shared ‘cognitive space’, along with a programme of policy experimentation, research and training and capacity development, to bring substance to a Third Frame of policy that puts societal and environmental goals at the heart of government planning and action on innovation.

Members and partners have helped to create and capture learning across a thriving knowledge community of people working on transformative projects and practices globally. They have built up regional Hubs in Africa, Europe and Latin America, opened up policy making for collaborative learning, and development capabilities through an intensive programme of conferences, workshops and training events.

With a commitment from members to the next phase, TIPC is now opening a window of dialogue with STI agencies, regional governments and intergovernmental organisations about the programme for TIPC 2.0. This will include closer links with investors on Transformative Investment principles for both the public and private sector.

In the next phase, TIPC aims to scale up application of Transformative Innovation Policy by increasing the number of experiments, facilitating greater learning, mobilising a much larger network, working with a host of other researchers and organisations pushing for transformation bridging the public and private investment divide to deliver on the mission of building a more sustainable world, leaving no one behind.

Johan Schot, TIPC Academic Director based at Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges, and part of the founding team, said:

Policy experimentation is a critical mechanism for learning and reflection and facilitates processes of change in socio-technical systems. The unique space that TIPC provides helps to circulate new approaches, scale up the alternative practices that emerge, and, crucially, build up new transformative capabilities among all stakeholders including researchers, and policymakers.

In the end transformative change is about people and organisations who are committed and have the capacity to address the complex sustainability challenges we face as a society.


For further discussion, initial contact can be made with the consortium via tipc@sussex.ac.uk or though Victoria Shaw or Christina Miariti at SPRU.