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EIT Climate-KIC event: Innovation portfolios, a practical approach to navigate transformative innovation


Tackling the climate crisis requires transformative system change - a fundamental shift to place sustainability at the core of our societal systems. But, how can projects, programmes and other initiatives assess their contribution to this transformation, before, during and after their lifespan?

Innovation portfolios are complex structures where projects, programmes and actions enable links with interconnected subgroups of projects and programmes, by creating new strategic relations among multiple sectors, locations and levels of government. The application of challenge-led system mapping on innovation portfolios allows multi-stakeholder settings to explore strategic opportunities in terms of multiple nested and articulated innovation portfolios responding to different framings, financial logics and institutions.

Innovation portfolios, a practical approach to navigate transformative innovation” is happening online on 25 January 2022 from 15:00 to 16:30 CET and is co-organised by the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC). In the workshop, we will learn when, how and why to use innovation portfolios, looking at real life cases from the Western Balkans, Gipuzkoa, the Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) programme and other multi-location initiatives supported by EIT Climate-KIC.










Main benefits of attending

  • Get familiarised with the process of innovation portfolio mapping and analysis
  • Learn how innovation portfolio mapping and analysis can be used as a practical framework to recognise and understand transformations, through linkages between projects and programmes
  • Learn from the practical experience of EIT Climate-KIC partners and projects


  • Cristian Matti: Head of Strategic Research, EIT Climate-KIC
  • Waldo Galle: Changemaker, VITO Nexus, Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Christoph Brodnik: Expert Advisor, Centre for Innovation Systems & Policy, AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology
  • Carla Alvial Palavicino: Research Fellow, Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges

Expert panel with cases from the Western Balkans, Gipuzkoa and the RIS programme

Moderated by Annalisa Spalazzi, Ecosystem Developer and PhD candidate, Gran Sasso Science Institute 

Register here