MOTION Training at the International Sustainability Transitions Conference 2020

Being a transformation agent in practice Developing a transformative theory of change for sustainable systems

This online training event was hosted by EIT Climate-KIC and the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC). Together, they initiated the MOTION-project to develop and test methodologies for systemic change. This training offered an introduction into the TIPC-MOTION methodology and continued with a group work session to help participants enable the transformative potential their project (portfolio) can make in systems change.

During this training participants:

  • Learned how organisations can contribute to transformational change
  • Learned what a Theory of Change for Systems Transformation entails
  • Practiced developing a Transformative Theory of Change
  • Meet other transformation agents and exchange experiences


About the trainers

The MOTION project was initiated by Professor Johan Schot (Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges). Schot is professor of Global History and Sustainability Transitions at Utrecht University, and director of the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium. He is widely recognised as a leading expert in the field of socio-technical systems change and sustainability transitions. Schot previously held positions at Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Sussex, where he was director of the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU).

Schot opened the training with an interactive introduction. Facilitation during the interactive group sessions was provided by the MOTION team.

See the ist2020 webepages for more information about the conference held in August 2020.

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