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A change of Eras:
what does it mean to science?
Wageningen, 3 April 2014
We do not live in an era of change
but in a change of eras
• Industrial revolution
• Modernisation of society
• Shift in power
Latest Tipping Point period
Tipping Point Era
1. Society is changing fundamentally
2. Economy is changing radically
3. Ecological crises to come
Through development stagePre-development stage
Horizontal
Decentralized
Bottom-up
Vertical
Centralized
Top-down
Time
Build...
• energy companies are suffering
• massive dismissals in home care
• wellbeing organisations disappear
• building companie...
old order new order
banks financial cooperations
energy companies local energy cooperations
building companies 3D-networks...
Old Paradigm New Paradigm
exploitation co-operation
structures humans
deriving values creating value
linear cyclical
Parad...
Energy from centralized, fossil to decentralized clean
Wellbeing from taking care of to arranging that
Building from suppl...
Citizen Initiatives
Social Security Cooperations
Local Energy Companies
Local Health Care Cooperations
CO2-arm
biobased kleinschalig circulair
maatwerk bottom-up
nieuwe maakindustrie
Economie 3.0
time of easily exploitable resources is over
17 critical earth metals become scarce
scandium, neodymium, dysprosium, gadol...
Transition to a New Economy
global economy around ‘clean tech industry’
fastest growing industry in the world
2012: 300 billion dollar (30% growth t.o...
Green Economy = ca. 4% of Total Economy (GDP)
Clean Tech = ca. 2% of Total Economy (GDP)
by now 2-4% of total economy
in 2...
http://www.agro-chemie.nl/assets/sites/3/Green-Chemistry-Campus-2.jpg
Green Chemistry Campus
pearl of the biobased economy
campus created by petrochemical company SABIC
SABIC opens their labor...
Built Environment
energy neutral built environment
houses, buildings, schools, hospitals
greening the cities
using every s...
digital revolution in manufacturing industry
fundamental change of:
how we make things and who makes it
éverything can be ...
What does this mean to science?
Transition from Mode-1 to Mode-2 Science
Mode-1 Science Mode-2 Science
• academic context societal context
• disciplinary ...
perverse effects
productivity pressure
repetition of results
focus on quantity
rat race of competition
System’s Failures i...
fraud
plagiarism
self-plagiarism
Hirsch-index
rankings
Symptoms of Perverse Science
new kinds of accountability
scientific impact & societal impact
utilization & valorisation of knowledge
education & resear...
reward originality and creativity
rather than productivity only
University in Transition
Transition
fundamental change of structure, culture and practices in
societal (sub)system
– structure: physical infrastruc...
Transition = Power Shift
regime: dominant structure, culture and practices
with power and vested interests
niche: emerging...
faculties are silos
research groups are islands
hardly any collaboration
University has Silo Structure
mono-, multi-, inter-, transdisciplinary
broad basis then selection & deepening
liberal arts exemplary
University 3.0
has different phases:
1. pre-development [ consciousness ]
2. breakthrough [ strategy / mission ]
3. acceleration [ DNA of...
Transition Phases of a University
Take off
strategy/mission
Acceleration
DNA
Pre-development
consciousness
Stabilisation
e...
Conclusions
• our society is in tipping point stage of transition
• our economy is decentralizing
• requires transition of...
A change of Eras: what does it mean to science?
A change of Eras: what does it mean to science?
A change of Eras: what does it mean to science?
A change of Eras: what does it mean to science?
A change of Eras: what does it mean to science?
A change of Eras: what does it mean to science?
A change of Eras: what does it mean to science?
A change of Eras: what does it mean to science?
A change of Eras: what does it mean to science?
A change of Eras: what does it mean to science?
A change of Eras: what does it mean to science?
A change of Eras: what does it mean to science?
A change of Eras: what does it mean to science?
A change of Eras: what does it mean to science?
A change of Eras: what does it mean to science?
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  1. 1. twitter.com/janrotmans A change of Eras: what does it mean to science? Wageningen, 3 April 2014
  2. 2. We do not live in an era of change but in a change of eras
  3. 3. • Industrial revolution • Modernisation of society • Shift in power Latest Tipping Point period
  4. 4. Tipping Point Era 1. Society is changing fundamentally 2. Economy is changing radically 3. Ecological crises to come
  5. 5. Through development stagePre-development stage Horizontal Decentralized Bottom-up Vertical Centralized Top-down Time Build-up of Society 3.0 We are here Tipping Point Transition to Society 3.0
  6. 6. • energy companies are suffering • massive dismissals in home care • wellbeing organisations disappear • building companies reorganizing largely Tipping Point Era
  7. 7. old order new order banks financial cooperations energy companies local energy cooperations building companies 3D-networks / hubs insurance companies regional insurance networks homecare companies local health care cooperations Old Order vs New Order
  8. 8. Old Paradigm New Paradigm exploitation co-operation structures humans deriving values creating value linear cyclical Paradigm Shift
  9. 9. Energy from centralized, fossil to decentralized clean Wellbeing from taking care of to arranging that Building from supply & product to demand & services Health Care from effective & efficient to people-oriented Where do we see that change?
  10. 10. Citizen Initiatives
  11. 11. Social Security Cooperations
  12. 12. Local Energy Companies
  13. 13. Local Health Care Cooperations
  14. 14. CO2-arm biobased kleinschalig circulair maatwerk bottom-up nieuwe maakindustrie Economie 3.0
  15. 15. time of easily exploitable resources is over 17 critical earth metals become scarce scandium, neodymium, dysprosium, gadolinium, lanthanum windmills, electric cars, solar panels, smartphones expected growth of these metals is > 1000% China owns 97% Resources Crisis
  16. 16. Transition to a New Economy
  17. 17. global economy around ‘clean tech industry’ fastest growing industry in the world 2012: 300 billion dollar (30% growth t.o.v. 2011) China 60 billion Germany 45 billion America 40 billion Italy 17 billion Netherlands 5 billion New Economy is ‘booming’
  18. 18. Green Economy = ca. 4% of Total Economy (GDP) Clean Tech = ca. 2% of Total Economy (GDP) by now 2-4% of total economy in 2025 11 - 21% at 15% growth per year in 2030 22 - 43% at 15% growth per year New Economy in the Netherlands
  19. 19. http://www.agro-chemie.nl/assets/sites/3/Green-Chemistry-Campus-2.jpg
  20. 20. Green Chemistry Campus pearl of the biobased economy campus created by petrochemical company SABIC SABIC opens their laboratories for entrepreneurs results in biobased radical innovations biopolymers, biobased building materials, bio natural colours
  21. 21. Built Environment energy neutral built environment houses, buildings, schools, hospitals greening the cities using every square meter of surfaces
  22. 22. digital revolution in manufacturing industry fundamental change of: how we make things and who makes it éverything can be produced on a PC everybody becomes a producer New Manufacturing Industry
  23. 23. What does this mean to science?
  24. 24. Transition from Mode-1 to Mode-2 Science Mode-1 Science Mode-2 Science • academic context societal context • disciplinary transdisciplinary • homogenous heterogenous • scientific accountability societ. accountability
  25. 25. perverse effects productivity pressure repetition of results focus on quantity rat race of competition System’s Failures in Science
  26. 26. fraud plagiarism self-plagiarism Hirsch-index rankings Symptoms of Perverse Science
  27. 27. new kinds of accountability scientific impact & societal impact utilization & valorisation of knowledge education & research cross-disciplinary incentives Solution
  28. 28. reward originality and creativity rather than productivity only
  29. 29. University in Transition
  30. 30. Transition fundamental change of structure, culture and practices in societal (sub)system – structure: physical infrastructure, economic infrastructure (market, consumption, production), institutions (rules, regulations, actors) – culture: collective set of values, norms, perspectives, paradigms – practices: routines, behaviour, ways of handling, at the individual level incumbent structure, culture and practices need to be broken down and new ones need to be built up
  31. 31. Transition = Power Shift regime: dominant structure, culture and practices with power and vested interests niche: emerging, divergent structure, culture and practices at a small scale level niche wants to develop power and take over incumbent regime regime protects itself against this power shift from niches transition = regime-change = power shift
  32. 32. faculties are silos research groups are islands hardly any collaboration University has Silo Structure
  33. 33. mono-, multi-, inter-, transdisciplinary broad basis then selection & deepening liberal arts exemplary University 3.0
  34. 34. has different phases: 1. pre-development [ consciousness ] 2. breakthrough [ strategy / mission ] 3. acceleration [ DNA of a company ] 4. consolidation [ execution ] Transition within a University
  35. 35. Transition Phases of a University Take off strategy/mission Acceleration DNA Pre-development consciousness Stabilisation execution time University 3.0
  36. 36. Conclusions • our society is in tipping point stage of transition • our economy is decentralizing • requires transition of our education system • new kind of science is needed: mode-2 science • demands for transition within universities

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