Vision, strategy & approach
Innovation is essential for a vital economy that tackles societal challenges (such as the energy transition, sufficient and healthy food or safeguarding safety). If that contributes to the development of economic earning capacity and at the same time achieves social impact, we speak of societal earning capacity. To achieve this double objective, there is a need for (new) innovation methods, governance and financing models, working methods and policy. These should provide assistance in developing combinations of, among other things, new technology, revenue models, new forms of cooperation and behavioral change. This involves interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder collaboration and social innovation in addition to technological innovation.
The Knowledge and Innovation Agenda for Societal Earning Power (KIA MV) aims to accelerate the upscaling of innovation and thus achieve greater social impact. The KIA MV organises the improvement, development and application of methodologies, work forms and models for successful mission-driven innovation. In doing so, it strengthens the thematic Knowledge and Innovation Agendas in the Mission-driven Top Sectors and Innovation Policy (MTIB) and the environmental safety mission.
The KIA MV is a national programme with a regional, area-oriented approach. At a local level, social problems are tangible and there is an urgency to act. Here, the challenges coincide, often with conflicting interests. Within regions, experiments and innovations are already underway in innovation ecosystems. These partnerships of companies, governments, citizens, knowledge institutions and interest groups are used to multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder collaboration. They form a foundation of knowledge and skills to build on and to renew and strengthen the mission-driven approach to innovation. The KIA MV maps the characteristics of mission-driven innovation and the need for improved instruments or new knowledge. To this end, innovation clusters are involved that contain (elements of) mission-driven innovation. The methods used, the approach to citizen participation, earnings models, tools, organisational forms, financing and other aspects that determine the dynamics of these ecosystems are inventoried and shared.
Research, experiment and rollout
The collected insights form the basis for scientific and practice-oriented research and its rollout. Innovation methods are improved, developed, tested and validated. To subsequently support its application and the scaling up of mission-driven innovation. That leads to the The KIA MV conveys the characteristics of three interacting tracks of the KIA MV: mission-driven innovation and the need for research, experimentation and deployment.