On 22nd June 2022, City-REDI held a seminar with Prof Michaela Trippl, University of Vienna.
Place-based innovation policies in the era of grand societal challenges
Persistent ecological and societal challenges such as the climate emergency, environmental degradation, and growing socio-economic inequalities require a reorientation of place-based innovation policies towards sustainability goals. However, the question of what theoretical and empirical insights could inform such policy approaches remains poorly understood. Drawing on recent work that advocates an alternative understanding of innovation and casts light on innovation-exnovation dynamics and the role of agency in green path development, the talk will examine opportunities and barriers to the construction of challenge-oriented innovation systems in different regional settings.