Welcome to System Innovation and Climate Change

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Find out how to use and work with this flexible learning format on System Innovation. Depending on your background and challenge, you can design your own learning experience while working your way through the different tools included in the learning modules.

System innovation is a complex concept and even more complex to implement. At the same time, innovating a system like the local economy or a mobility scheme is very individual. It depends on the local actors, their relationships and skills, financial resources and much more. For this reason, the present eLearning material allows you to design your own learning experience, depending on your background, your expertise and the challenge that you are working on.

Can I afford the time?
The learning format is designed to be used in a completely flexible way, depending on your role in your working environment, your organisation, your experience, the competence that you are looking for and the challenge for which you might need additional facilitation skills and – obviously – the time you have available. Each combination of learning modules will provide you with an individual learning experience and you can always complement with additional learning modules.

System Innovation overview

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Course information - What is this learning material about?

The learning material will support you to develop your skills related to facilitation, in order to enable you to better manage multi-functional teams and complex stakeholder environments. It is rooted in a modular structure built upon four modules that account for the main steps in the system innovation process before getting into the prototyping phase. That is:

  • Stakeholder management,
  • Multi-level perspective,
  • Visioning and backcasting
  • Niche management.

This structure is meant to facilitate the problem-solving process by setting out a pathway in the always blurred, uncertain and fuzzy process for system innovation. The four modules holding the tools feed into a multidisciplinary setting, including transitions management but also practical elements from innovation management, systemic thinking, design thinking and project management. Based on this structure, the learning approach is based on the assertion “learning by doing through the application of tools on the users’ cases”. The tools are introduced by practitioner-oriented explanations in the form of learning nuggets