Innaxis Foundation & Research Institute – Innaxis for Paradigmshift (INX4PS)

The Innaxis Foundation & Research Institute is an interdisciplinary non-profit organization founded in 2006 and based in Madrid and Brussels. Its aim is to build up relevant research and transformative innovations in the domain of large-scale socio-technical systems based on networks. It aims to achieve this by using the perspective and techniques of complex systems science, such as complex networks theory, systems dynamics, systems thinking, agent-based modeling and simulation.

Innaxis is proficient in the promotion, conception, partnership, funding and management of R&D collaborative projects, mainly supported by the European Framework Programs, including the ongoing Horizon 2020. It is also involved in the creation of spin-offs to exploit the research outcomes, such as the companies Skybus, for sustainable urban mobility platforms and Tadorea for advanced decision-making tools in air transport and air traffic management.

This core of knowledge enables Innaxis to rigorously investigate the properties of complex systems, such as resilience and emergent phenomena. One long-term purpose of the Foundation is to leverage complex perspectives and to enable the conception of the holistic paradigms needed to address the grand challenges of 21st century. Innaxis achieves this by working with other organizations active in social sciences, policy assessment and participatory activism. In this context, Innaxis is, in particular, interested in integrating processes of societal challenges in Science and Innovation by involving all stakeholders in the elaboration of new methods for effective institutional change.