UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


The UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose: changing how public value is imagined, practiced and evaluated to tackle societal challenges.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) is committed to supporting its students and staff during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic while offering our thinking and methods on how to steer the economy towards a more sustainable and inclusive future.

Read more about the ways in which IIPP is working to support student and staff, and stay up-to-date with most recent policy work, events, blogs and news featuring IIPP expert comment in the media here.

A global engagement series: Public purpose in the time of COVID-19

Public Purpose in the time of COVID-19

2020 special series: Public purpose in the time of COVID-19

This dynamic virtual event series brings together leading global thinkers to discuss today’s most pressing challenges, from the macroeconomic policy response to the effectiveness of different public governance solutions and civic engagement experimentation. Learn more.

2019 series: Innovation and the Welfare State - Rethinking public services for the 21st century

View the 2019 lecture series

2018 series: Rethinking public value and public purpose in 21st century capitalism

View the 2018 lecture series

IIPP in the media


Drug companies will make a killing from coronavirus. Read it here.


The Covid-19 crisis is a chance to do capitalism differently. Read it here.

You can catch up on the most recent news stories featuring IIPP news and staff here. 

IIPP Student Podcast

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