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Solveig Zophoniasdottir - Orchestrating ecosystems


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Solveig Zophoniasdottir from Climate-KIC Nordic visited Sitra Lab's HERÄÄMÖ event on 29.1.2020.

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Solveig Zophoniasdottir - Orchestrating ecosystems

  1. 1. Orchestrating ecosystems Creating spaces for learning, dialogue and sensemaking @ClimateKIC @sollazophoniasd Solveig Zophoniasdottir| Jan 2020
  2. 2. Solla: Climate-KIC – Process facilitation, coaching & Learning – Kaospilot – Mom of 2 – Enable humans + teams to thrive
  3. 3. Check In Climate-KIC Innovations Collaboration Stories from the field Check out
  4. 4. How am I arriving into today? What am I curious about? Check in
  5. 5. Climate emergency is here and demand is growing for climate action that matches the scale and urgency of the challenge.
  6. 6. What we bring to the climate challenge
  7. 7. Our 10-year track record in climate innovation formal partners, across 25 countries 400 investment attracted to start-ups >€1bn full-time jobs created since 2010 >2,300+ participants in our education activities 44,000 climate-positive start-ups incubated 1600+ climate funding leveraged €3.4bn+ new products and services 595 total value of funds managed €550m+
  8. 8. Theory of change Nurture nature-based solutions Accelerate sustainable urban mobility Make agriculture climate-smart Reform food systems Nurture forests in integrated landscapes 1 2 3 Promote retrofit and decentralised energy 4 5 6 9 8 7 Reboot regional economies Reduce industry emissions Build circular material flows 12 11 10 Foster bankable green assets in cities Democratise climate risk information Mainstream climate in financial markets Innovation Impacts
  9. 9. Systems innovation A transformational service model
  10. 10. “ “Continuing to work through gradual, incremental changes will not be enough. What is needed now is a fundamental transformation of economic, social and financial systems to trigger exponential increases in decarbonisation rates and climate resilience. Source: EIT Climate-KIC’s Transformation, in Time strategy document
  11. 11. Our Vision A prosperous, inclusive, climate-resilient society with a circular net-zero emissions economy Our Mission To catalyse systemic change for climate action Our Promise Transformation in time, through innovation
  12. 12. 10 years of experience has taught us that achieving the systemic change we need requires a different order of innovation. Incremental Project finance model Single projects and incremental change Siloed and fragmented activities, often focused on technological improvements Transformational Portfolio approach Portfolio of connected innovation projects that learn from each other Wide appreciation of change levers System innovation
  13. 13. Innovation is essential. But not as we have been doing it. We need innovation to catalyse systemic change.Connected innovations… …acting simultaneously …across multiple levers of change ….to trigger massive leaps in decarbonisation and resilience.
  14. 14. Changing everything needs everyone. New partners join a diverse network of change agents committed to collective action. Corporates Start-ups Research & HE City governments Regional governments National governmentsCivil society 2000+ organisations made up of:
  15. 15. Sensemaking and feedback loops We generate actionable intelligence to accelerate learning about how to achieve transformation at scale. Feedback loops inform policymaking and dynamic management of innovation options. Understand and map the systems challenge We engage demand-side challenge owners – city mayors, regional leaders, government ministers and CEOs of major companies – to understand ambition and needs, identify constraints and secure intent for transformational change. Orchestrate a portfolio For each challenge, we build and manage a portfolio of 30 – 100 connected innovation projects, designed to address leverage points identified in earlier stages. Define the intervention strategy We identify where and how innovation can play a role in catalysing change dynamics, and start to design relevant innovation ‘positions’. 1 23 4 Our systems innovation methodology
  16. 16. learning by doing demand led portfolio approach Systems innovation principles leverage points
  17. 17. Learning by doing: Deep demonstrations of a zero- emissions, climate-resilient world
  18. 18. Earlier this year, EIT Climate-KIC launched eight ‘Deep Demonstrations’ as a test bed environment for the ‘1.5- consistent systems transitions’ called for by the IPCC.
  19. 19. Deep Demonstrations Healthy, Clean Cities Resilient, Net- Zero-Emissions Maritime Hubs Landscapes as Carbon Sinks Just Transitions of Heavy Industry Regions Climate-friendly Food Systems and Diets Circular, Regenerative Economies Long-termism Resilient Regions First wave Second wave 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01
  20. 20. “ “Deep demonstrations are intended as inspirational examples of what is possible at the level of whole systems when innovation is orchestrated, collaborative and mission- led. They represent the ‘growth edge’ of our strategy for tackling climate change through innovation. Dr Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of EIT Climate-KIC
  21. 21. Healthy, Clean Cities Cities face an enormous challenge in becoming healthy places to live, while reaching net-zero emissions in just a few years. EIT Climate-KIC is working with the most ambitious mayors and municipalities in Europe to design portfolios of joined-up innovations capable of unlocking wholesale transformation across all city systems – from mobility to waste to energy to health and the built environment. A deep demonstration of… About // Problem Owners // Designers
  22. 22. Niš Orléans Sarajevo Skopje Vienna Leuven Amsterdam Madrid Copenhagen Malmö Edinburgh Maribor Kraków Milano Križevci Problem owners We are working with an initial cohort of fifteen city governments across Europe who have committed to ambitious, system-wide change. Healthy, clean cities About // Problem Owners // Designers
  23. 23. Healthy, clean cities About // Problem Owners // Designers Designers We are working with five partners to design a portfolio of interventions. Material Economics Bankers without Boundaries Democratic Society Global Covenant of Mayors Dark Matters Labs
  24. 24. Portfolio in Practice: Composition and Sensemaking
  25. 25. EITClimate-KIC BP2019
  26. 26. Creating Spaces for Collaboration & Learning:
  27. 27. Collaboration?
  28. 28. Accelerating Learning When operating with set of connected interventions that learn from each other
  29. 29. Ecosystems Collaboration Quality relationships Great processes
  30. 30. What skills are then important when it comes to collaboration?
  31. 31. We cant impose our will on a system. We can listen to what the systems tells us, and discover how its properties and our values can work together to bring something much better than could ever be produced by our will alone -Donella Meadows, Dancing With Systems
  32. 32. Taking Collaboration seriously Set intention and review intention again and again Managing relationships continuously Change on an organizational & Personal Level Breathing – give oxygen to the changes needed Basic skills are not so basic Embrace the mess and shadow sides Work with tools and methods but don’t forget about the humans
  33. 33. The success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervener. Bill O’Brien
  34. 34. Collaboration – our focus points Focus on the practitioner mindset Listening to learn Empathy What is outside is inside Understanding how to hold space Role modelling the behaviour Commitment to learning and testing together
  35. 35. Reflections
  36. 36. What will I pay attention to in my collaborations moving forward? Check out
  37. 37. THANK YOU! @sollazophoniasd