Energy Seminar: New policy practices for a challenge-led, broad-based model of transformative innovation
What are the prospects for transformative innovation in Europe?
The European innovation policy turn
On January 16th, professor Fred Steward (Policy Studies Institute, University of Westminster) visits TIK to give a talk on the implications of the turn in European innovation policy towards societal challenges such as climate change. More specifically, Professor Stewart will link this discussion to the Climate-KIC Transition Cities Project.
Room for systemic innovation?
This new challenge-led approach reframes the policy agenda compared to the traditional technology-driven model. It is more attuned to systemic rather than singular innovation, and offers a broader definition of innovation which highlights social, organizational and business novelty. It is argued that this offers a richer and more realistic perspective for the radical pervasive change needed for the transition to a low carbon society.
In this seminar, prospects for transformative innovation are addressed through a focus on the place-based socio-technical networks of mobility, buildings and energy. These are discussed in relation to the Climate-KIC Transition Cities Project involving Frankfurt, Birmingham, Bologna-Modena, Valencia-Castellon, Budapest and Wrocla.
Register for the seminar by e-mail to Ragnhild Bjelland-Hanley.