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The Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) is organizing the 2022 TIP Conference, which is going to be held digitally from 17-21 January 2022. The "Call for Participation and Initiatives" is now open from 18 June 2021 to 20 August 2021. If you want to apply, please send an Expression of Interest (EoI) that does not exceed 1000 words.

The theme of the Conference is “Building a sustainable knowledge infrastructure on Transformative Innovation Policy”. The 2022 TIP Conference is part of an ongoing collaboration and network building process.  The conference develops in building blocks with the dialogue kick-starting in workshops across other major conferences – the 2021 Eu-SPRI Conference, IST Conference and the Globelics conference as well as the TIPC learning events, to weave a thread of discussions through sessions and activities that pave the way to January 2022 with the TIP Conference as the finale event. The aim is to connect the community of diverse actors working on TIP and to mutually learn from each other by instigating debates on different designs, approaches, methodologies, management and implementation of TIP.

The TIP conference is designed as an open platform for networking, meeting, and developing ideas.  For that reason, the organization want people to send "Initiatives" rather than a call for papers. The conference can also be a place to develop sets of ideas into experimental projects by providing a cross-sectoral and multi-actor experience.

TIPC take full advantage of digital technology solutions to rethink, repurpose, and reinvent conferences to be inclusive and flexible gathering spaces, that contribute to more carbon, energy, and resource-efficient processes and industries. Local and regional encounters can also be part of the hybrid, and experimental formats will be included to always encouraging low-carbon emissions.

More information about the "Call for participants": https://www.tipconsortium.net/experiment/tip-conference-17-21-january-2022-building-a-knowledge-infrastructure-on-transformative-innovation-policy/

About TIPC and Eu-SPRI

The Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) is a global knowledge platform of policymakers, funders and researchers, who are opening way towards a “third frame” of innovation policy, known as Transformative Innovation Policy (TIP). TIP aims to address global societal challenges and places social and environmental problems at the core of its agenda. The Consortium has developed the TIPC methodology, a multistep learning journey that uses formative evaluation as a springboard toward transformative outcomes. The methodology is now being applied in a series of live policy experiments, in different regional contexts to understand what works and generate evidence.

The European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation (Eu-SPRI) is a network of leading research institutes in the areas of STI policy and gathers interdisciplinary researchers focused on policy and governance in knowledge creation and innovation. The Eu-SPRI Forum was funded in 2010, and it includes today 19 institutions working from diverse disciplines such as economics, political science, sociology, science and technology studies, business administration, geography and history.  The Eu-SPRI community has worked extensively on system innovation, and it has been shifting attention to a more directional and transformational approach to STI policy towards societal challenges.

TIPC and Eu-SPRI, together with the Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN) and Globelics/AfricaLics, have consistently explored ‘Transformative Innovation Policy’ as a theme since 2018  during the previous TIPC Conferences, with panels related to TIP in the network’s conferences and a range of inter-network dialogue workshops. These led to the publication of a Transformative Innovation Policy (TIP) Research Agenda (September 2020) as a working paper. The TIP Research Agenda will be discussed and progressed as part of the TIP Conference 2022.