The Paris Statement on Learning for an Inclusive Green Economy

As part of post COP21, a series of initiatives are launched to explore collaboration in different areas and at different level of actions. The “THE PARIS SUMMARY STATEMENT ON LEARNING FOR AN INCLUSIVE GREEN ECONOMY” is an initiative aimed to provide a set of guiding principles to support learning strategies and delivery mechanism as a reference framework for decision makers, learning institutions and professionals to refer to and apply in their work, covering multiple areas regarding de definition, design and implementation of action in Inclusive Green Economy Learning.

I was invited to take part in the launching event of this initiative and facilitate the participation of Climate KIC in this big network of institutions that support  the debate on the need of Inclusive Green Economy and Learning toward creation of bridges in the research-policy-practice continuum. The initiative promotes interdisciplinary, multi-sectoral and multi-level approaches to empower individuals, communities and societies toward achievement of the regional and national strategies related to low-carbon economy.

Enabling practitioners interactions to foster innovative actions on Climate Change

Networking event for practitioner on management of environmental innovations

IMG_1966As coordinator  of Valencian coaching team in the Pioneers into Practice programme 2014 (Climate KIC), I have had the opportunity to explore the introduction of new practices to foster stakeholder collaboration on projects related to Climate Change issues. We got a very good attendance of firms, researchers and local government officers from Valencia region and Portugal.

Flyer networking event

The Pioneers into Practice experience for professionals in Climate Change

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The Pioneers into Practice (PIP) programme  seeks to offer a platform for policy makers and practitioners engaged in studying, designing and promoting day-to-day professional practices in business, government and research. Climate-KIC is one of three Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) created in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). This community of European partners from the private, public and academic sectors, engages a broad spectrum of activities to offer new solutions for the realms of innovation, entrepreneurship and training.

I joined PIP in 2010 when it was just a pilot initiative and I discovered as a Pionner new forms of interaction between professional involved in environmental innovation. I became a Regional mentor in 2012 and since that moment I have applied different methodologies to foster group’s dynamics on exploring business and research ideas within a participatory environment. In 2014 as the Coordinator of regional coaches in Valencia, I have the challenge of designing activities, developing materials and guiding a team of professional coaches to encourage pioneers on thinking “out of the box” and applying Transition approach through an intensive and interactive process of professional upgrade.

PIP group 2012
PiP group 2012

PIP group 2013
PiP group 2013

PIP group 2014
PiP group 2014

The key element of the programme is upgrading multidisciplinary professional skills by opportunities and broadening the professional and institutional networks and among different knowledge fields and geographies. Participants explore visions of new low carbon scenarios and opportunities to innovate on diferent knowledge areas sush as transport, buildings, energy networks, water management but they also integrate professional capacities on organizational, technological, natural science, economics and many other fields.

 

The video bellow collects different perspective on the experience of Pioneers into Practice programme. This year we are organizing several activities to enhance the climate change community.

EIT news

Facilitating process of capacity building on knowledge Transfer and Licensing

University of LLeida (Spain) – Universidad Austral (Chile)

TraininR&D transferg / coaching touring around the comprehensive system of knowledge transfer, from the beginning to the market launch. Presentation of different cases on
knowledge transfer offices and describing the most successful models of management. The training will include topics on intellectual property units, enhancement of knowledge, passing the incubation phase of the company in its initial period and ending with the maturing of this company with specific support for stabilization in the market. The workshops seek the exploration of ways to encourage scholars to perform these tasks, since usually the incentive systems of the university depend on the scientific production of the researcher and not entrepreneurship is valued.

Training presentationPresentation AUCH Lleida
Presentation Llerida_Cristian Matti
University of Lleida

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Networks and innovation processes in two Argentinean regions

INNOVATIVE PROCESSES AND NETWORKS IN TWO MUNICIPALITIES OF BUENOS AIRES

Procesos innovativos y redes en dos municipios del conurbano bonaerense

Patricio Narodowski, Cristian Matti

This paper was based in my first work in research. It is part of a large study on the Petrochemical – Plastic value change and it base in a series of interviews to firms of two mayor industrial districts. I got big lesson on research methods and fieldworks by doing this job but I also start to explore the concept of networks from a much applied perspective.

Link to full document (in Spanish): http://www.ub.edu/geocrit/sn/sn-170-29.htm

Best practices in cooperation University-Business for development

Postgraduate blended course. OEI – AECID – INGENIO(CSIC-UPV)

This blended course was one of my first experience as academic tutor by delivering training trough online educational platforms. I enjoyed the process of designing and implementing training materials as well as exploring different forms of interaction with the participants. The course is aimed to provide knowledge and methodologies needed to develop professionally planning and management of cooperation within the socioeconomic environment by focusing in Private and Public Research interaction.

Course website
OEI course

Enabling public-private cooperation for innovation in green construction

In recent decades an international building system has emerged through the central cities in both industrialized and developing countries. This system includes materials and components that overlap and work simultaneously with regional and local practices. The interaction between innovations developed at different international and local perspectives on building systems could explain how a variety of sustainable construction techniques have emerged in different locations.

CW 3_picIn that sense, this scientific meeting aimed to bring together companies and researchers from diverse backgrounds working on the problem of the introduction of more sustainable construction methods from different disciplinary perspectives. Through discussion and exchange of ideas is expected to facilitate bridges to future research collaboration as well as enable a diverse set of participants on the seach of  opportunities for funding projects at local, national and European level.

Link to conference program:

http://www.ingenio.upv.es/en/seminar-about-sustainable-construction-and-innovation#.UozkhY0hf9h

Agenda

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