The purpose of this paper is to highlight the potential of innovation platforms to realise SDGs targets by focussing in sustainable innovation process related to infrastructure and industrialisation.
Analysis of different policy documents, reports as well as a series of interviews and participatory processes run in 2016–2017 of the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme programme to prototype a knowledge triangle integration (KTI) index.
Preliminary findings show that EIT Climate-KIC operates as an innovation platform that mobilise resources to increases capabilities for climate innovation.
The paper contributes to a better understanding of the complexity of the efforts needed to tackle climate innovation regarding resource mobilisation for KTI processes by focussing on how platforms work in a bottom-up way.
Mechanisms and processes that consolidate local knowledge and strengthen relational assets with regards to climate innovation are important for the realisation of some of the 169 targets of the 2030 Agenda.
Vivas Lalinde, I., Matti, C., Panny, J. and Juan Agulló, B. (2019), "Innovation platforms fostering low-carbon economy resource mobilisation: A community of practice approach for knowledge triangle integration in EU peripheral regions", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 16 No. 3, pp. 142-158. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-04-2018-0032
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