Learn more about the UCL Commission for Mission-Oriented Innovation and Industrial Strategy (MOIIS).
What is the MOIIS Commission?
- The MOIIS Commission is co-chaired by Professor Mariana Mazzucato and Lord David Willetts
- The Commission is made up of key UCL academics and world-leading industry experts from cross-disciplinary institutions
- The MOIIS Commission have been mapping out missions for each of the Grand Challenges outlined in the UK Industrial Strategy and UCL’s own Grand Challenges
Focus of the MOIIS Commission
- The Commission have focussed upon how the process of solving missions can be designed to allow bottom-up experimentation, working directly with the government on how missions should be framed to satisfy these criteria, and how missions can deliver public value.
- The Commission is supported by UCL Public Policy. UCL Public Policy supports academic policy engagement enhancing the policy impact of UCL research.
What is a 'mission-oriented framework'?
As quoted by Professor Mazzucato's working paper Mission-Oriented Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities the following criteria is needed for Missions:
- Bold and address societal value
- Concrete targets: you know when you get there!
- Involve research and innovation
- Cross-sectoral, cross-actor, and cross-disciplinary
- Have multiple competing solutions
- Missions offer a way of solving problems
- An example of this can be seen in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
UK Industrial Strategy's Grand Challenges
The UK Industrial Strategy sets out four clear and ambitious Grand Challenges to drive innovation and investment:
AI & Data Economy
We will put the UK at the forefront of the artifical intelligence and data revolution
We will maximise the advantages for the UK industry from the global shift to clean growth
Future of Mobility
We will become a world leader in the way people, goods and services move
We will harness the power of innovation to help meet the needs of an ageing society