Sussex launch international partnership programme to tackle Sustainable Development Goals

The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex has coordinated and launched a ground-breaking five-year programme of transformative work, with the hope to build an international network dedicated to transformative change, as embodied in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) brings together researchers, innovation agencies and policymakers from the Global North and Global South, who are united in their commitment to work together to change how Science, Technology and Innovation interacts with the UN’s Agenda 2030 to support delivery of the SDGs.

SPRU Director, Prof Johan Schot said, “Transformative Innovation Policy (TIP) is a radical, new step in the evolution of innovation policy. It means redirecting innovation towards transforming our world and delivering on the SDGs. I am delighted that following our successful pilot year, TIPC has now kicked off an exciting and promising core programme that interacts with our excellent range of members projects. SPRU is dedicated to the TIPC adventure to connect with our partners and to experiment with new approaches in a wide range of contexts. We look forward to reporting the outcomes and impact of this transformative agenda.”

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