We are more often in traffic jams, we eat too much (fat), the climate is changing and longer life expectancy is exerting an increasing strain on our society. MiXT® is a guideline for setting up concrete experiments. It links long-term visions with short-term innovations and puts this into practice.
MiXT® is an approach to tricky issues characterised by the considerable uncertainty among the many different players about how to approach them. Issues that clearly have a significant impact on society. Issue that require huge social changes, or transitions, to solve.
The MiXT® approach is based on a four-year programme in which TNO wanted to contribute to solving significant social issues. The experiences of TNO over the past few years have been translated into MiXT® in a practicable approach for setting up and supervising socially innovative experiments. The approach is described in full in the MiXT® Guide brochure.
The MiXT® Guide brochure was presented at the Transition Network Day 'Groundbreaking innovation' on 30 October this year, a day organized by the Transition Network of which TNO is part. In the Transition Network knowledge and competencies are developed in order to gain a focused approach to transitions and system innovations. The network covers all the major social transitions and system innovations, as in farming, energy, water management, construction and health.
In addition to the aast de MiXT® Guide, the book 'Transition successes - daring, renovating and provoking' (translated title) was presented by Rob Weterings who is both team leader for Transitions at TNO Innovation and Environment and director of the Competence Centre for Transitions (CCT). In the aforementioned publication eleven projects are described, including two TNO projects.
TNO has executed the programme responsible for MiXT. The MiXT® folder can be downloaded. The MiXT® Guide and the book 'Transition successes - daring, renovating and provoking' can be ordered. The scientific background to the transition experiments is described in the book (in Dutch only).