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Innovation platforms fostering low-carbon economy resource mobilisation: A community of practice approach for knowledge triangle integration in EU peripheral regions

Irene Vivas Lalinde (UNU MERIT, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands)
Cristian Matti (Transitions Hub, EIT Climate-KIC, Brussels, Belgium) (Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Julia Panny (EIT RIS Programme, EIT Climate-KIC, Brussels, Belgium)
Blanca Juan Agulló (Transitions Hub, EIT Climate-KIC, Brussels, Belgium)

World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development

ISSN: 2042-5945

Article publication date: 2 October 2018

Issue publication date: 10 June 2019

Abstract

Purpose

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.

Design/methodology/approach

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.

Findings

Preliminary findings show that EIT Climate-KIC operates as an innovation platform that mobilise resources to increases capabilities for climate innovation.

Practical implications

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.

Originality/value

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.

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Citation

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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Emerald Publishing Limited

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