Section 1: Personal capabilities for change processes

Personal development and awareness lies at the heart of any practice for transformative change. Section 1 introduces individual capabilities that have emerged from TIPC experience as particularly pertinent to the design and implementation of policy interventions orientated toward systemic change.

Reflexivity for TIP

Transformative Innovation Policy calls for reflexive practice – to find strategies to question our own behaviours, thought processes, values, assumptions and habits. Resources here share TIPC and Vinnova experience of nurturing reflexivity in TIP experiments, while tools provide exercises for thinking about and assessing our own reflexive competencies.

Systems awareness

Component 1 introduces the importance of a systemic perspective in policy processes for sociotechnical transitions. Here we explore the implications of this for individual TIP practitioners, inviting us to bring awareness to the systems that we inhabit and rely on every day and the competencies needed to work on transitions pathways within these. 

Imaginative capabilities: Stories from a world in transition

In Component 1, we introduced the role of anticipation and future literacy in a transformative theory of change. Here, we introduce story telling as a key capability for working with TIP, drawing on resources from TIPC’s sister project, Deep Transitions, and Climate-KIC work to show how stories help us to reshape the rules of a system, taking us to a place where the values and routine we take for granted no longer apply, and revealing outcomes and implications with different rules in play.

Continue to