Strategic Initiatives Program (SI)

The SI Program engages in active horizon scanning to identify global and/or regional initiatives of high strategic impact in order to continuously push the boundaries of systemic analyses in an environment that is relevant to both policy and society at large.

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The program works closely with the IIASA National Member Organizations (NMOs) to identify NMO specific research interests and needs, and leverage the expertise available across the institute to break new ground in systems research and applications while also establishing and building strategic partnerships. IIASA strategic initiatives are time bound and set up via periodic competitive, rigorously scrutinized, internal calls for proposals. Initiatives are selected based on their ability to draw on cross-program expertise and expand the IIASA research portfolio beyond that identified in the research plans of other programs. The initiatives pursued under the auspices of the program are typically of value and interest to several or all NMOs and serves as a vehicle to better align the research interests of NMOs and IIASA, albeit with a clear focus on themes identified in the IIASA strategy. 

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Last edited: 17 March 2021


Steffen Fritz

Program Director

Strategic Initiatives Program

Senior Research Scholar

Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability Research Group

Advancing Systems Analysis Program

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