UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose



Through the New Innovation Paradigms (iParadigm) project, IIPP will work closely with our partners at EIT Climate-KIC on their Deep Demonstrations strategic approach.

About the project

The Deep Demonstrations strategic approach aims to experiment and innovate whole systems structural and exponential change towards a green transition. The Deep Demonstration approach works with 8 geographical and thematic areas across Europe, ranging from ports, to carbon skin landscapes, food systems and financial organisations. 

We will be working across all 8 Deep Demonstrations to map innovation patterns and frame conversations around new innovation paradigms, based on the idea that economic growth and innovation do not only have a rate but also a direction. The latter is a policy choice, and requires the public sector to take dynamic action that brings about structural changes in desired directions. In each of the 8 areas, the challenge of reaching a green transition implies going beyond the currently dominant notion of policy as simply fixing existing failures in markets; policymakers need to shape and co-create markets for long-term growth and champion the importance of mission-oriented policies. This requires building new forms of competencies and adaptive dynamic capabilities inside public institutions, and the iParadigm project will work to develop these capabilities and approaches.



This project is in collaboration with our partners at EIT Climate-KIC. 

Supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, EIT Climate-KIC is a European knowledge and innovation community that identifies and supports innovation that helps society mitigate and adapt to climate change.