Neth-ER and TNO invite you to join the ‘UNLOCK System Transitions Workshop’ on Thursday the 25th of April from 13.00-17.00. Experience the real thing, learn to think as systems focused agents, integrate diverse perspectives, and initiate concrete pathways to systemic transitions.

Invitation for event on April 25: ‘UNLOCK System Transitions Workshop’

UNLOCK System Transitions  

Europe is at the cusp of various transitions: high quality health care, clean and renewable energy, critical raw materials, cyber security, …   These increasingly complex problems involve system failure. Due to complexity, a common goal and action perspective is often missing for the various actors involved. Creating breakthroughs in these complex societal issues requires a deep understanding of the bigger picture – the system – and its interdependent and interacting parts.


To solve these complex problems, TNO developed the UNLOCK System Transitions methodology. Through this methodology, the perspectives of experts from various backgrounds are collaboratively guided through different lenses to achieve a collective systems perspective that is greater than the sum of its parts. Not only does this novel systemic understanding result in actionable solutions for ways out of the wicked problem – the action perspective also resides in the individuals whose transdisciplinary potential is unlocked.


Don’t look at the world, look at your lens.




Please note that only a limited number of spots are available. Registration is possible until the 18th of April 2024. Feel free to share this invitation with your network.




12.30 – 13.00


13.00 – 13.15

Introduction by Géraud Guilloud (EU Manager, TNO)

13.15 – 13.45

Keynote speech by Mieke van der Bijl-Bouwer (Associate Professor at TU Delft, Founder of IDE system design lab)

~ What is system thinking?

13.45 – 14.15

Presentation by Bianca Cavicchi (DG RTD, European Commission)
~ the European perspective

14.15 – 14.30

Coffee break

14.30 – 15.00

Introduction to the workshop by Josephine Sassen-van Meer (Lead scientist Systems Innovation programme, TNO)

15.00 – 17.00

UNLOCK workshop


Event information


  • Language: English
  • Date and time: 25 April 2024, 13.00 – 17.00
  • Location: Netherlands House for Education and Research (Aarlenstraat 22, 1050 Brussels)