What external information do I require?

In transition projets, the focus is often on technical and financial aspects. That is not enough. When drafting an action plan collect the following information in order to discover what further information you need:

  • Information about general social developments (trends) and important events that could confirm or contradict the importance of and need for the envisaged innovation
  • Information about related innovation projects that tie in with the innovation that you have in mind from which could learn
  • Information about structural bottlenecks that related projects have encountered (such as the existing balance of power, (financial) rules, routines, knowledge gaps) and about success factors
  • Information with which you can demonstrate the urgency of change and the relevance of your project
  • An analysis of social arrangements that could contribute to innovation processes.