Gipuzkoa Deep Demonstration Plataform — Gipuzkoa Provincial Council, EIT Climate-KIC, OECD and ALC

Practice Lab

Over the past few months, an Open Innovation Platform has been launched in Gipuzkoa (Basque Country). While the region has successfully evolved and transformed its economy in recent decades, the complex challenges faced by the province, including the balance between industrial progression and “greening of the economy” requires a portfolio of governance and management approaches.  The platform is led by the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa and in addition to different departments of the Provincial Council, social and economic agents of Gipuzkoa, also includes the participation of ALCK and the international support of the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) and Climate-KIC. 

Gipuzkoa Deep Demonstration is an advanced experimentation process that started in 2020 with an analysis of the portfolio of initiatives of Etorkizuna Eraikiz and the introduction to the systemic perspective (connection between initiatives, collaboration between different agents). During 2021, we have been working on the design of a process that aims to deepen that analysis, integrating our portfolio in three main axes: social cohesion, decarbonization and social adaptation. Indeed, we have done a study of the connections and initiatives at 5 levels of impact: (1) community initiatives, (2) small and medium scale, (3) large scale, (4) services and (5) regulations. Based on this analysis, new initiatives will be co-created, which will strengthen the portfolio so as to achieve a greater impact on the sustainability of the territory. 

Within the platform, ALCK plays the role of coordination and developmental evaluation of the process and participates in the driving group together with the Strategy and Environment Departments of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, Debagoiena 2030, and Arantzazulab.

A platform approach gives us the opportunity to work at different levels (regional and territorial) so that we can connect initiatives (and agents) arising at different levels.

Within the territory of Gipuzkoa, other advanced experimentation initiatives are underway:

  1. Debagoiena 2030 is a platform developed about 2 years ago and its main objective is to promote the sustainable development of the Debagoiena region.
  2. A new regional development process in Goierri promoted by Goieki (Regional development agency).

Online Workshop 12/07/2021 — Designed by Climate-KIC