Transformative innovation for
the global good

    Fred Steward, Brunel University, UK

    STEPS Manifesto seminar, 30 Oc...
The greatest challenge of our time
   Environmental sustainability – a public good
   Existing pattern of innovation is ...
‘Modern’ socio-technical regimes and
unsustainability

   Automobility/aeromobility – climate change
   Carbon based ele...
Shared issue between developed &
developing countries
   Established regimes in developed countries

    the problem of p...
Visions of sustainable future regimes


   Low carbon economy
   Ecological food
   Paperless society
   The sustainab...
A sustainability oriented innovation policy

   Need for system innovation

   Involves technology & social change

   ...
The rise and rise of environmental
sustainability
   Environmentalism – from margins to
    mainstream
   Formal policy ...
Innovation will save the world

   New consensus around innovation for
    sustainability
   Revolution – from white hea...
Through a glass darkly – the contemporary
policy window
   Proliferation jungle
   Dogmas – market based instruments,
  ...
5 principles for reconfiguring innovation
policy for sustainability
   Long term visions –short term action
   Sociotech...
A new portfolio of innovation policy
measures

   Demanding futures
   Sustainable innovation commons
   Radical reinno...
Seminar: Andrew Jamison on Andrew Jamison, Professor of technology, environment and society at Aalborg University, Sweden ...
Seminar: Andrew Jamison on Andrew Jamison, Professor of technology, environment and society at Aalborg University, Sweden ...
Seminar: Andrew Jamison on Andrew Jamison, Professor of technology, environment and society at Aalborg University, Sweden ...
Seminar: Andrew Jamison on Andrew Jamison, Professor of technology, environment and society at Aalborg University, Sweden ...
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Seminar: Andrew Jamison on Andrew Jamison, Professor of technology, environment and society at Aalborg University, Sweden on the quest for green knowledge

  1. 1. Transformative innovation for the global good Fred Steward, Brunel University, UK STEPS Manifesto seminar, 30 October 2008
  2. 2. The greatest challenge of our time  Environmental sustainability – a public good  Existing pattern of innovation is unsustainable  A core issue  Transformative innovation similar to public health and the welfare state  Sustainability oriented innovation policy  Societal mission, purposive and pervasive, role of government
  3. 3. ‘Modern’ socio-technical regimes and unsustainability  Automobility/aeromobility – climate change  Carbon based electricity – climate change  Resource intensive food - biodiversity  Printed paper communication -deforestation  The high consumption household – water stress carbon emissions
  4. 4. Shared issue between developed & developing countries  Established regimes in developed countries the problem of path dependency  Emergent regimes in developing countries the problem of expectations  Different forms of lock-in
  5. 5. Visions of sustainable future regimes  Low carbon economy  Ecological food  Paperless society  The sustainable household  The challenges for innovation & policy
  6. 6. A sustainability oriented innovation policy  Need for system innovation  Involves technology & social change  Crosses the production & consumption divide  The reintroduction of societal mission
  7. 7. The rise and rise of environmental sustainability  Environmentalism – from margins to mainstream  Formal policy commitments at global level  No growth vs decoupling  Climate change – transition to low carbon economy  Stern’s case for public intervention
  8. 8. Innovation will save the world  New consensus around innovation for sustainability  Revolution – from white heat to green cool  Misleading metaphors: Big technology – Manhattan Project Incrementalism – new products Generic technologies – Industrial Rev  New framework needed
  9. 9. Through a glass darkly – the contemporary policy window  Proliferation jungle  Dogmas – market based instruments, producer oriented  Keeping sight of the broad sustainability agenda  Transformative innovation
  10. 10. 5 principles for reconfiguring innovation policy for sustainability  Long term visions –short term action  Sociotechnical approach – bridging new technology and behavioural change  Global and local – reconfiguring national innovation policy  Invention and imitation – being realistic about novelty  Incumbent and emergent – recognising contradictions within the business world
  11. 11. A new portfolio of innovation policy measures  Demanding futures  Sustainable innovation commons  Radical reinnovation  Green ‘new deal’  Sustainable transition arenas

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