UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose



IIPP will work closely with policy-makers and business partners from around the world to explore public value driven innovation. (July 2017)

Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose - Partnerships

IIPP will work closely with policy-makers from around the world to create a global network of mission-oriented organisations driven by public purpose. The network will be called Mission-Oriented Innovation Network (MOIN). ‘Moin’ means ‘hello’ in many Northern European languages and the acronym reflects the context on which the basic tenet of the network is based: it is a network of peers and of learning from peers. 

MOIN will offer a unique opportunity for partners to learn from like-minded organisations from diverse backgrounds, with the aim of empowering them in the pursuit of public value driven innovations. Partners will help to shape the strategic direction of the network as well as be key funders of its activities.

MOIN will bring together a global network of organisations – including state investment banks, innovation agencies and other public organisations – with missions in specific fields, as well as private foundations.  

A co-production process with IIPP researchers will lead to practical diagnostic tools and analytical frameworks for the creation and assessment of public value generation in policy-making.

Engaging with design thinking at The Bartlett, we will enable public organisations to learn from challenges and opportunities faced by others, sharing knowledge that helps them enter the exciting domain of shaping and creating markets to achieve public value.

Business partners

MOIN will also build relationships with business partners across different sectors. 

Our aim is to understand how public investments, and new forms of governance and regulation, can lead to increased business investment.  We will explore how new forms of mutualistic partnerships can help create alternative growth pathways.

MOIN will be launched in early 2018, if you are interested in working with us, please contact IIPP Deputy Director, Professor Rainer Kattel for further details.

Current collaborations

The Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

IIPP is collaborating with the RSA to develop a pilot project to explore how mission-oriented innovation policies can be applied in practice to at the city level. It follows a joint IPP / RSA event in February 2017, at which Mariana Mazzucato (IIPP Director), Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia University, IIPP Advisory Board member) and Carlota Perez (Honorary Professor & Advisory Board member, IIPP) discussed the challenges and opportunities for mission-oriented innovation policies in tackling the sustainable development goals.

In August 2017, the RSA and IIPP co-hosted a retreat at the European Forum Alpbach Political Symposium to explore how the mission-oriented framework could be applied to a city-level green challenge.

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

IIPP and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network are forming a collaboration around the issue of innovation and technology road-mapping for the Sustainable Development Goals. IIPP and SDSN will hold a scoping seminar at University College London on 2nd October 2017. The seminar will bring together key experts in their fields to explore the role of innovation in achieving the SDGs and to launch a process for developing technology roadmaps in a few priority areas. We will be looking to develop future connections and avenues for research collaboration, policy analysis and networking opportunities, and to map out new conceptual frameworks and institutional tools aimed at creating public value.