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Special Alert on TIP & the SDGs
First of all, we hope that this email finds you and your loved ones in good health. 
 
We would like to take the opportunity to announce that MinCiencias, the new ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation in Colombia, has adopted the Misión de Sabios* proposal for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in Colombia.

We, together with a team of researchers of the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) and our Colombian partners, have contributed to this proposal by submitting the following policy report: 
 
  1. Transforming Our World: Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. Proposal for a Colombian Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Programme of Experimentation with a Strong Regional Focus. (Entire report - English) 
 
  1. Transformando Nuestro Mundo: Implementación de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible. Propuesta para un Programa de Experimentación de Políticas de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación con Enfoque Regional en Colombia. (Report summary - Spanish)
 
In this report, we emphasizes the need for system change and transformative innovation, based on the key findings of the well-received publication Three Frames for Innovation Policy (Schot & Steinmueller, 2018). This TIPC founding 3 frames paper is also available in SpanishTo implement this, our report proposes a national programme of experimentation with a strong regional focus. We elaborate how our proposal can also contribute to tackling health crises like COVID-19 in this statement
 
Furthermore, our TIP Latin America Hub is launching soon to manifest the collaboration between the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) and a wide range of universities in Colombia, and to move the implementation of the recommendations forward.  
 
For further insights and background information on Johan Schot’s work with the Misión de Sabios in Colombia, you can read this Blog, written by Oscar Romero Goyeneche.
 
Please free to distribute our report to anyone potentially interested.
Join the debate on Twitter. Tweet the news item from the Centre for Global Challenges and tag: 
@Johan_Schot 
@MatiasRamirez50 
@TIPConsortium 
@UUGLOBE
@SPRU
 
This is a great step into the right direction, and a milestone in progressing transformative innovation and system change that treats the SDGs as underlying targets. We are therefore keen to spread the news as widely as possible. 
 
For questions, comments or additional information, please feel free to reach out to us. 
 
Kind regards
Johan Schot & Matias Ramirez

*Commission of the Wise of which Professor Johan Schot is a member.
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