Broadening the innovation model: Lessons from Climate-KIC’s Regional Innovation Implementation Community
Climate change is a societal challenge: the shift to a low-carbon society requires system-wide transitions in the ways that society works, lives and plays.
These transitions require that a broad range of players engage, including cities and regions; the Regional Innovation Implementation Community model enables this.
Transitions also require innovation in socio-technical systems for mobility and buildings, not just new technology products and processes. This will require new transition competences – wider skills and practitioner training – not just traditional education.
In this report we explore achievments and difficulties faced by many regions to implement new climate innovations, in an effort to shed light on the growth of successful cluster developments across Europe.