UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Health innovation

UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) researches and influences the ways health innovation can be more mission-oriented to realise major advances in areas of unmet health needs, as well as accessibility for patients and populations.

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IIPP’s applies a market co-creating and shaping framework to set out alternative policy approaches to redefine health innovation and create symbiotic innovation ecosystems, which is firmly rooted in the concept of public value and the common good. IIPP’s work in health, exemplified by the flagship report “The People's Prescription: Re-imagining Health Innovation to Deliver Public Value”, has generated policy impact both at high level policy discussions across the world.

Policy engagement highlights

Engagements with the World Health Organization (WHO)
Engagements around the People's Prescription report

Publication highlights

Watch the launch of the WHO Report on the Economics of Health for All on 23 May 2023

Research project

Rethinking the economics of medical innovation

Funded by the Open Society Foundations

Learn more

Learn more about health innovation research at IIPP.

Thought leadership

Written by Mariana Mazzucato
Written by IIPP academic staff and collaborators 
Media highlights

IIPP news stories

News stories


Open Society Foundation


For more information on our work in health innovation policy, please utilise the email address to contact us below:
Email: iipp-dircos@ucl.ac.uk