The Cookbook for systems change -Nordic innovation strategies for sustainable food, by Nordic Food Policy Lab of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Stockholm Resilience Centre and EAT, lays out an inclusive Nordic approach to implementing research and innovation-oriented missions. By exploiting entry points and breaking grand challenges down into a portfolio of actionable place-based demonstrators, these Nordic innovation strategies provide a systemic approach to tackle complex challenges - starting with our food systems.
Momentum is building among policy-makers for the adoption of more experimental approaches.
Join us on 26 January!
Are you interested in learning about the approach, and how Nordic research and innovation agencies are collaborating to apply it in practice? Join us for the launch of this Cookbook and a special 2x30 minute crash course starting off with a debate on the need for a mission-based approach, followed by a tour of the Cookbook for systems change - Nordic innovation strategies for sustainable food.
The Cookbook for systems change is about the role that a strong public innovation system can play alongside the pathways towards sustainable food systems. The book provides the ingredients – templates for developing interventions, guides for how to get started and examples of cross-cutting projects – that can be used to create recipes for change. It also offers a new, emergent way to work with complex and dynamic systems.
Demystifying systems change: introducing a mission-approach to food systems transformation
Date: 26 January, 2021
Time: 10:00-11:00 (CET)
Live-stream on Zoom: Register here to receive link
Facebook event: Join the launch of the Cookbook for systems change!
- Sebastian Hielm - Food Safety Director, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland and Chairman of the National Nutrition Council
- Dan Hill - Director of Strategic Design, Vinnova
- Sigridur Thormodsdottir - Head of Biobased Industries, Innovation Norway
- Ove Kenneth Nodland - Innovation Manager EAT
- Afton Halloran - lead editor of the Cookbook and consultant in sustainable food system transitions
- Authors of the Cookbook for systems change
The Cookbook for systems change is the result of a collaboration between the Nordic Food Policy Lab of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Stockholm Resilience Centre and EAT, and forms part of the joint initiative with the following organizations to establish a first shared Nordic mission:
- Design and Architecture Norway
- Danish Design Centre
- EIT Climate-KIC
- EIT Food
- Innovation Norway
- Nordic Innovation
- Research Council Norway
The Cookbook is funded by EIT Climate-KIC as a part of the Deep Demonstrations on Resilient Food Systems and Diets. It is written by Afton Halloran (editor), Amanda Wood, Florencia Aguirre, Marie Persson, Marius Weschke and Ove Kenneth Nodland.