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"Understanding and managing industrial transitions": inception and review methodology validation workshop

General Information

This initial Working Group meeting in Seville sought to promote a proactive discussion that aimed to validate the methodology of the reviews and to define the next steps in the process.

This event took place on 9 July, 2019 in Seville, Spain


  • To support regional (and where appropriate national) authorities facing major industrial transitions
  • To develop credible positive visions for the future that can be the source of pride and inspiration for the region (or country)
  • To define a methodology that draws on expertise on system innovation / transition management, foresight, industrial policy and innovation governance
  • To offer concrete suggestions for the advancement of the transition by focusing on an industrial theme of growing global importance provided by the relevant authorities
  • To map the existing orientation, resource mobilisation,  production and consumption systems in order to develop a vision for their future transformation


The Working Group participants included: Project partners, invited experts and members of the advisory board.

Agenda and Presentations



Arrival and coffee



Welcome and Introduction

  • Alessandro RAINOLDI, Head of Unit JRC B3 "Territorial Development"
  • Ken GUY, Working Group Chair, Wise Guys



Project Description and Methodology Overview

Mark BODEN and Dimitrios PONTIKAKIS,  JRC

POINT Methodology (Projecting Opportunities for Industrial Transitions) for the Reviews

  • Review approach and objectives
  • Overview of methodological steps
  • Timeframes and Resources


9:30 – 10:30

Regional and/or national perspectives

Authorities present related actions and expectations from the reviews



Invited Talks


11:15 - 11:30

Coffee break


11:30 – 12:15

Methodology Discussion

PART 1: Defining and delineating industrial themes






12:15 – 13:00

Methodology Discussion

 PART 2: Mapping existing production, consumption and related sub-systems


13:00 – 14:00

Buffet lunch and coffee



Methodology Discussion

 PART 3: Envisioning future production, consumption and related sub-systems



Methodology Discussion

 PART 4: Identify leverage points and develop recommendations


Coffee break



Key Conclusions and Next Steps

  • Prof. Erik ARNOLD, Working Group Rapporteur, Technopolis
  • Ken GUY, Working Group Chair, Wise Guys
  • Dimitrios PONTIKAKIS, JRC



Meeting of the Advisory Board (by invitation)

Confirmed members (not everyone will attend the first meeting):

  • Johan SCHOT, Utrecht University / Matias Ramirez, SPRU (alternately)
  • Gernot HUTSCHENREITER / Mario Cervantes (alternately), OECD, STI Directorate
  • Tatiana FERNANDEZ SIRERA, Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Joe RAVETZ, University of Manchester, UK
  • Effie AMANATIDOU, University of Manchester, UK
  • Göran MARKLUND, VINNOVA, Sweden
  • Ian HUGHES, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Antonio ANDREONI, SOAS University of London, UK
  • Attila VARGA, University of Pecs, Hungary






Joint Research Centre, Room A30. Edificio Expo, C. Inca Garcilaso 3, 41092, Sevilla

Contact information

Dimitrios Pontikakis: 


Registration information

By invitation