Connecting research and policy with practitioner’s challenges
The Transitions Hub is an in-house lab unit for knowledge development established in Brussels in 2015.
Our mission is to embrace the complexity of applying system innovation to climate change and make it accessible and useful for practitioners and policy-making processes. In doing so, the Transitions Hub enables science-policy-practice interface on system thinking and transitions.
Our innovation value chain process:
- Knowledge development, it draws on the findings emerging from Climate KIC’s programmes to capitalise on project results. It does so by co-creating new tools, methods and learning materials, piloting these approaches in different settings.
- Test, experimentation and implementation, the Hub develops its own external cooperation with higher education, research and service sectors to disseminate this knowledge by including challenge-led participatory processes with regional and local stakeholders.
- Consolidation and policy learning, the Hub contributes to the evolving climate change policy agenda working with European institutions and networks, most notably the Joint Research Centre (JRC). The results of the knowledge development activities and the lesson learnt from the experiments are transformed to produce inputs for policy discussion and academic forums while contributing to EU policy shaping through the systemic perspective required to face Climate Change.
About the Transitions Hub
The Hub actively seek to engage partners, building the Hub’s links with key industry sectors, European networks, public authorities and key academic networks to foster cooperation between higher education, research and business, including the service and financial sectors.
We embrace the complexity of applying system innovation to climate change and make it accessible and useful for practitioners and policy-making processes.
The Transitions Hub works with three segments:
- Regions and cities by developing outreach activities to enable systemic solutions in territorial innovation process, disseminate best practices and build links between cities and regional policy-makers.
- Cross-sectoral and multi stakeholders environments by providing support and technical assistance in order to make use of well-established concepts and existing resources
- Education & capacity building, by providing new strategic content for system thinking from experimental learning and co-creation approach to enable knowledge triangle integration