UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


IIPP at European Forum debating Green Innovation with Austrian PM, Vancouver Mayor and Jeff Sachs

23 August 2017

Our two debates at Alpbach Forum where Professor Mariana Mazzucato talked on the ‘directionality’ of innovation.

Green Innovation: Urgent and important at once

Green Innovation: Urgent and important at once

28 August 2017

Professor Mariana Mazzucato and Professor Jeffrey D Sachs will be making the case on how to transform Europe into a resource efficient, green and decarbonised society – which has become both urgent and important.


Christian Kern, Chancellor, Republic of Austria, Vienna
Wilhelm Molterer, Managing Director, EFSI - European Fund for Strategic Investments, Luxembourg
Gregor Robertson, Mayor, City of Vancouver

Alexandra Föderl-Schmid, Editor-in-Chief, Der Standard, DerStandard.At, Vienna

Business 2050: Europe’s search for the competitive edge

29 August 2017

What is Europe’s competitive edge? Europe lies between the digital superpower of North America and the expansive economies of Asia. Economically strong but politically increasingly instable, the question is where do European businesses need to develop to keep their competitive edge towards 2050?


Professor Mariana Mazzucato

Satjiv Chahil, Silicon Valley Innovations Advisor
Carl-Peter Forster, Member of the Board Volvo Cars Corporation, Hangzhou and Gothenburg    
Shahrzad Rafati, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BroadBandTV Corporation, Vancouver            

Stephen Sackur, Journalist and Presenter of HardTalk, BBC, London

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European Alpbach Forum 2017