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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 theme of the Conference is "Building a sustainable knowledge infrastructure on Transformative Innovation Policy".

The "Call for Participation and Initiatives" was open from 18 June 2021 until 4 September 2021.  There is no registration fee for the TIP Conference. Registrations are open so please go to the event platform to sign-up, then create your profile on the event platform to participate in the TIP Conference 2022. Up until now, there are more than 500 participants.

As part of an ongoing collaboration and a network building process, TIPC have designed this conference as an open platform for networking, meeting and developing ideas on accelerating transformations. 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 conference can also be a place to develop sets of ideas into experimental projects by providing a cross-sectoral and multi-actor experience.

This Conference is set as a space for actors and stakeholders working on transitions and transformative change to discuss and share experiences on how to best orchestrate, coordinate and analyse innovation policies to have transformative outcomes. By circulating the knowledge and the empirical evidence of systems transformation, the organizing team aim to build a Knowledge Infrastructure that supports TIP initiatives.

The conference welcomes a wide range of stakeholders, such as early career and senior researchers and academics from different disciplines, practitioners and policymakers, industry practitioners from multiple sectors (mobility, food, water, finance, housing, etc), development agencies, grassroot innovators and entrepreneurs, NGOs, Media or Private investors. Organizers strongly encourage participation from diverse actors including young people, those early in their career, and Global South participants.

Dr. Diana Velasco, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) researcher will be the Academic lead of the conference. Professor Johan Schot, professor of Comparative Global History at the Centre for Global Challenges (UGLOBE) at Utrecht University, will be Co-chair of the Scientific Committee. Professor Matthias Weber, Head of Center for Innovation Systems and Policy at AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology) will be Co-chair of the Scientific Committee aswell. 

The TIP Conference 2022 is organised and funded by the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) and the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation (Eu-SPRI) with the participation of Globelics and Africalics members and with the involvement of Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN) members.

Join the conference here:

https://registration.socio.events/e/tipconference2022

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.