Relevant organizations

Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy

The Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP) is a non- profit research organization established in March 2004 to promote research in the area of innovation policy in relation to agriculture and rural development.

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

3ie seeks expressions of interest from researchers for replication studies under its new Replication Window 4: Financial Services for the Poor. Funding is available for conducting internal replications of seven highly influential impact evaluations of interventions of financial services for the poor.


The weAdapt is a collaborative platform on climate adaptation issues. It allows practitioners, researchers, and policy-makers to access credible, high-quality information and connect with one another.

Santa Fe Institute

The Santa Fe Institute  seeks to understand and unify these patterns of order through new ideas building upon evolutionary game theory, non-linear dynamics, out of equilibrium statistical mechanics, information theory, the theory of scaling of resource networks, robust design, non-traditional theories of computing, agent-based modeling, and formalisms coupling adaptive information with sources of energy.

Stockholm Resilience Centre

This Centre advances research on the governance of social-ecological systems with a special emphasis on resilience – the ability to deal with change and continue to develop.

Sustainability Transitions Research Network

The Network aims to do sustainability transitions research covering a variety of domains including energy, mobility, housing, agriculture, water and the build environment.

Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes

This Consortium is an intellectual network aimed at enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society’s pursuit of equality, justice, freedom, and overall quality of life. The Consortium creates knowledge and methods, cultivates public discourse, and fosters policies to help decision makers and institutions grapple with the immense power and importance of science and technology as society charts a course for the future.

STEPS Centre

This Centre is a global research and policy engagement centre funded by UK’s ESRC, bringing together development studies and science & technology studies.

Sustainable Development Solutions Network

This Network aims to accelerate joint learning and help to overcome the compartmentalization of technical and policy work by promoting integrated approaches to the interconnected economic, social, and environmental challenges confronting the world. The SDSN works closely with United Nations agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, and civil society.

Virtual Institute of Responsible Innovation

The Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation (VIRI) was created to accelerate the formation of a community of scholars and practitioners who, despite divides in geography and political culture, will create a common concept of responsible innovation for research, training and outreach.

Centre for Development Innovation

This centre works on processes of innovation and change through facilitating innovation, brokering knowledge and supporting capacity development.

Transition Academy

It is an ‘academy’ in the broadest sense of the word: a place of study, training and exchange in a special field, in this case, the field of ‘sustainability transitions’. They offer We offer open courses to (a mix of) students, professionals, entrepreneurs and senior citizens on the theory and practice of sustainability transitions.


Sciencewise is a BIS funded programme to improve Government policy making involving science and technology by increasing the effectiveness with which public dialogue is used, and encouraging its wider use where appropriate. We provide co-funding and specialist advice to help Government Departments and Agencies develop and commission public dialogue.

Transition Research Network

It is a self-organising peer group of academics and community activists. The Network grew out of an interest group on researching transition that met for the first time at the 2010 Transition Network conference in Newton Abbot, Devon, then at the 2011 conference in Liverpool.

Knowledge Brokers Forum

This forum is a collaborative space to promote knowledge sharing and dissemination around intermediary work in international development.

Council of Canadian Academies

The Council is an independent, not-for-profit organization that began operation in 2005. It supports independent, authoritative, and evidence-based expert assessments that inform public policy development in Canada.

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