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Whitepaper Addressing Societal Challenges through More Effective Innovation Instruments

In a recently released whitepaper, experts from various knowledge organizations advocate for a revision of the Dutch innovation instrumentarium to foster collaborative innovation. They emphasize the need for a different approach to innovation and new forms of collaboration—essential for solving societal problems and stimulating economic viability.

‘Ofcourse, I would much rather see, that KIN is no longer needed in ten years.’

He has been officially appointed as the director of the Climate Research Initiative Netherlands (KIN): Michiel van den Hout. Earlier appointed as a pioneer to get the KIN off the ground. That mission has succeeded: at the end of November, the formal establishment of the KIN as a coordinating body became a fact. At that time, he already said he would prefer to see KIN no longer needed in ten years, ‘if we have truly made strides and become a sustainable and climate-neutral country.’

Report on the First KIN Crutzen Workshop is Live: An (Academic) Reflection on the Crutzen Workshop

Today, we proudly present the Report on the first KIN Crutzen Workshop about the Crutzen Workshop. The report consists of an introductory essay reflecting on the workshop itself, insights from the Rathenau report, and transcripts of discussions and action plans. Simultaneously, the Rathenau Institute releases the public version of their report on this workshop. In this post, we summarize the key points of these updates.

KIN as a flotilla, football team, or motor rally?

What is the connection between productive forest walks, colored post-its with long-term goals, and user manuals for individuals? These were all parts of the team-building days two weeks ago. It was a valuable experience for team formation, where KIN is strengthening its roots to allow new fruits to grow. We summarize the key insights and what this means for those supporting our mission in this blog.

The 3 main points and 2 next steps of the NWO NERA Energy Symposium

The symposium, organized for the 2nd time and held on 2nd February, covered the latest research in energy transition. The theme ‘Energy Transition – Collaborating for a Sustainable Future’ emphasized interdisciplinary solutions and provided a platform for knowledge sharing and networking between researchers and policymakers.

KIN Consultation meeting, feeding into IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Cities

This April, the IPCC working group 2 (Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability) will organize a scoping session for a special report on Climate Change and Cities. During this scoping session, the broad contours of the report will be decided. It is now known that Heleen de Coninck and Anne-Marie Hitipeuw-Gribnauw will represent the Netherlands in the IPCC scoping mission for the special report on climate change and cities in April.

Workshop Follow-up Session on Crutzen Workshop

Since the Crutzen workshop and the subsequent process, we have been pioneering with this group: can we bring researchers, practice partners, and public partners together in a very short time, without competition, to create a coherent work programme that genuinely contributes to systemic change?

How Was the Preparation of the WKR Report?

Last Friday, the Scientific Climate Council (WKR) presented its first advice, titled ‘Moving Forward Together,’ aimed at a climate-neutral and climate-resilient future. The WKR advises based on scientific insights, remaining independent and interdisciplinary.

The Latest Updates from the KIN Pact

The KIN Pact brings parties together to better share and implement climate knowledge in practice. But should the KIN Pact work in practice? To shape this, we have worked hard on the organization of the KIN Pact in recent months. We would like to take you through the latest developments and the outlook for 2024.