Although the management of change within complex systems is a key challenge to educational policy-makers, the dynamics of innovation in education are still not fully understood.
Whereas there has been a lot of focus on the role of universities in science-based innovation, the analysis of innovation from a systemic perspective was very limited in the field of VET (Vocational Education and Training), as was the role of VET-systems in firm-based and regional innovation
Danish Technological Institute played a central expert role in an OECD initiative jointly run by OECD/Center for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) and OECD Education. The focus of the initiative was systemic innovation in VET. The initiative addressed questions such as how and to which extent systemic innovation in VET occurred on a system-wide basis, what were the drivers of innovation, and were there particular policy measures that were central to sustaining and scaling innovation. The initiative involved a policy review and country case studies in a number of countries that participated in the initiative.
Danish Technological Institute also prepared a2009, European Year of Creativity and Innovation - where creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation were in focus at a number of planned events.