Alejandra Boni, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)'s deputy director, will lead a public lecture on Transforming socio-technical systems through evaluation and present her latest work on the evaluation of transformative innovation policies to kickstart the Colloquium on Transformative Innovation Policy: Perspectives from South Africa, organized by the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC). The event will be via Zoom on Wednesday 13th at 16:00.
This lecture presents Professor Boni’s experience in trying to develop new evaluation approaches in the area of transformative innovation based on two TIPC policy engagements: the Swedish Agency of Innovation (Vinnova) and the Innovation Ecosystems Program of EIT Climate-KIC. In the formative evaluation approach, the evaluator acts as a participant in the policy engagement and this has important repercussions for the practice and role of the evaluator. From one side, the evaluator should develop attitudes and skills that make social learning possible. Secondly, she has to use theoretical and methodological tools, bricolage of methods and participatory approaches to generate trust and confidence.
About Alejandra Boni
Alejandra Boni is professor at Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain) and deputy director of Ingenio (CSIC-UPV). She is honorary professor at the University of the Free State in South Africa. Her research interests focus on human development, higher education, global citizenship and transformative innovation. She is leading the formative evaluation component of the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium.