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Seminar by Prof René Kemp: ‘Creating Change in a State of Political Gridlock: the Dutch model of transition management in healthcare, energy and transport’

Start Date

4 Feb 2015 6:00 pm

End Date

4 Feb 2015 8:00 pm


The Australian Innovation Research Centre (AIRC) is pleased to invite you to their first public seminar for 2015, 'Creating Change in a State of Political Gridlock: the Dutch model of transition management in healthcare, energy and transport' presented by René Kemp, Professor of Innovation and Sustainable Development in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Jonathan West, Professor of Innovation and Business Strategy at the AIRC, will introduce Professor Kemp and facilitate the discussion.  

Where: Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay.

Presentation begins at 6pm, followed by discussion then refreshments at 7.30pm.

Please RSVP by Thursday 29 January by email to the AIRC. For more information, visit the AIRC website.

The presentation deals with the topic of political gridlock obstructing change, and what can be done about this. Political gridlock comes from different interest groups being at loggerheads with each other. Green parties want renewable energy and bans on logging, which puts them into conflict with utilities and forestry companies, with the conflicts extending into party politics. To make progress on environmental issues and guide society into new directions, the issue has to be reformulated into one of value creation for society. In his lecture, Professor Kemp will talk about an approach for escaping lock-in through "transition management". It is a model of guided evolution, in which opportunities for change are explored in a time-honoured manner, through innovation programs and responsive regulation.

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