Comparing learning materials across TIPC – A contribution from TIPC MoTIL

Past Event
17 January 2022 17:00 (GMT)
17 January 2022 18:00 (GMT)

We would like to propose a panel session that can be a space to demonstrate the learning materials we are developing within TIPC on South Africa, the other TIP Africa Hub countries (Ghana, Kenya and Senegal), and Latin America. The aim is to be a follow-up and to maintain momentum from TIP conferences that took place between September and December 2021, including for example, the South Africa Forum in October 2021. We hope to reflect on the role of TIPC in developing a global knowledge platform (and knowledge infrastructure) for the development of transformative innovation more broadly. We would like to generate a debate about the enabling role of TIPC as a platform, network, and methodological approach, comparing lessons learned across different policy and geographical contexts.

Ref: #32

Knowledge infrastructures for transformation


Imogen Wade
Science Policy Research Unit
Imogen has worked on the core TIPC programme as a Research Fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex Business School, UK. Her PhD from University College London was on innovation systems and the role of the state in Russia. Her work at TIPC has focused on the development of an overarching data and knowledge management strategy, exploring second-order learning in TIP, and on methodologies for comparative analysis of the learning and capacity building across members of the Consortium via the Resource Lab.
Carla Alvial Palavicino
University of Utrecht's Centre for Global Challenges
Carla is an interdisciplinary researcher working on innovation policy, future studies and socio-technical transformation. Her work centers about connecting research with problems in the real world, learning from practitioners and facilitating processes of trans disciplinary collaboration. Trained as a molecular biologist, she has a Masters on Sustainability from the University of Tokyo and a Ph.D. on Governance of Innovation from the university of Twente. She has worked with in the private sector, supporting the development of social innovations in renewable energy, and innovation policy in the public sector and as a consultant. In TIPC, she is working on understanding what processes, capabilities and tools can help people, organizations and systems to transform. She's passionate about open science, team work, and all transformations that can help research and universities become active participants of society.
Bipashyee Ghosh
Science Policy Research Unit
Bipashyee Ghosh is a Research Fellow at Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, UK, working in the Deep Transitions and Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) research projects. She recently completed her PhD in Science and Technology Policy from SPRU, studying sustainability transitions and transformations in urban mobility systems in Global South megacities. She has a Master’s degree in Innovation Sciences from Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Jadavpur University (India). She also served as a climate change activist, working with British Council, India. Bipashyee is interested in transdisciplinary research and collaborations for fostering innovations that can lead to social and technological transformations towards sustainable and inclusive urban futures.
Andrea Padilla Cuevas
Andrea is a Colombian researcher and practitioner with a background in international relations and cooperation. She holds an MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of Sussex Business School. Within TIPC, she has worked on research, training and project coordination for the Resource Lab and for the Latin American and Caribbean HUB for Transformative Innovation Policy (HUBLAyCTIP). Andrea has previously worked as a programme manager at Colombia’s Presidential Agency of International Cooperation. She has also held various positions in the private sector and civil society organisations. Andrea is passionate about making research work for global development. She is particularly interested in knowledge transfer, inclusive innovation and building bridges between academics and non-academic actors.
Jenny Witte
University of Utrecht's Centre for Global Challenges
Jenny Witte is a communications consultant and manager, developing and implementing media and communications strategies, web consultancy, public relations and copy writing. She has worked with the TIPC core programme since 2019 as communications officer to Professor Johan Schot at the Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges and on policy experimentation projects and the TIP Resource Lab. Her responsibilities range from developing and implementing cross-channel communication strategies to content creation and the coordination of visualisations. Within the project MOTION, Jenny has worked with the research team to produce and oversee communications deliverables and training events.