About TIPC

The Resource Lab was created by the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC), a multi-country initiative dedicated to how policymakers, academics and funding agencies can orientate science, technology and innovation towards transition and a more sustainable future.

Members aim to transform socio-technical systems for meeting societal needs, such as those for energy, healthcare or food, with the original aims of:

  • redirecting the narrative for Science, Technology and Innovation policy away from a focus on economic growth towards a focus on the SDGs and transformation;
  • building demonstrators/experiments to explore how to approach, implement and evaluate Transformative Innovation Policy using a TIPC methodology; and
  • generating a network of people and organisations working from transformative perspectives globally.

Agencies invest in a shared infrastructure and substantive programme of work that includes experimentation, research, training and strengthening of capacity – underpinned by the development of open-access learning and resources and a growing knowledge community.

TIPC is coordinated by the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex Business School (SPRU), in partnership with the Joint Research Centre of the Spanish National Research Council and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (INGENIO CSIC-UPV) and the Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges (UGlobe).

In its first phase, members and bilateral policy partners have included:

TIPC has also developed links with hubs, networks of scholars and communities for research and capacity development, including:

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