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    • Title: Knowledge and Innovation Agenda Social Earning Capacity
    • What: scaling up economic prosperity as well as societal impact
    • Input: the KIA MV is coordinated by CLICKNL
    • Duration: 2020 - today
    • Key words: prosperity, welfare, Knowledge and innovation agenda Social Earning Capacity
    • Project partners: all top sectors, NWO, Bax & Company

Knowledge and Innovation Agenda Societal Earning Capacity

Accelerating and scaling up societal transitions.

The energy transition, sufficient and healthy food and safeguarding safety: our society faces a number of major challenges. These societal challenges require groundbreaking innovative solutions. When these contribute to the development of economic earning capacity and at the same time achieve social impact, we speak of social earning capacity. We go for more prosperity & more welfare. A more beautiful world and economy.

The Knowledge and Innovation Agenda for Social Earning Capacity aims to accelerate the upscaling of innovation and thus achieve greater social impact. KIA SEC organizes the improvement, development and application of methodologies, methods and models that help accelerate or scale up innovations with both economic earning capacity and societal impact. Innovations that fall within the Mission Driven Innovation Policy, or, in other words, a strategy by which we accelerate major transitions-such as the energy transition. This strategy focuses on a four themes and cooperation between various parties such as professionals and knowledge institutions. All top sectors are committed to this Mission-Driven Innovation Policy.

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KIA SEC Approach: three Intertwined Tracks

The KIA SEC identifies the characteristics of mission-driven innovation and the need for improved tools and new knowledge. To this end, it involves innovation clusters that incorporate (elements of) mission-driven innovation. The working forms, tools, organizational forms, financing and other aspects that determine the dynamics of these ecosystems are inventoried and shared. Innovation methodologies are improved, developed, tested and validated. To then support their application and scaling up of mission-driven innovation. This leads to the three interacting tracks of the KIA MV: research, experimentation and deployment.

Track 1: Research
The first track programs scientific and practice-based research. There are many questions how to accelerate the implementation and scale up of innovations, while society is going through numerous fundamental transitions. Therefore, a multi-year research program, from NWO, will further develop the instruments for mission-driven innovation.

Track 2: Experiment
In the second track, experiments will be set up to investigate how the scaling up of innovations for societal challenges can be accelerated. What practical methods, models and forms of work can you deploy? Where can you intervene to actually accelerate? Together with experts from Dutch colleges and universities, short-term interventions will be carried out - customized.

Track 3: Rollout
In the third track, regional innovation clusters are supported with the application of innovation methodologies. The developed and validated tools are disseminated together with the regional development agencies, among others. The Regional Economy Knowledge Network is a community platform used for this purpose.

Example projects

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Stichting Steenbreek

Climate change is leading to urban heat islands, increasing drought and heavy, short showers, resulting in flooding. This also has consequences for health and safety in residential areas. Steenbreek Foundation is a collaboration of companies, government institutions, social organisations, involved residents and research groups to tackle these problems by making living and working areas greener in order to enhance biodiversity. They organise workshops and knowledge days, conduct research and set up innovation processes.