UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose



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.

Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose - Partnerships
Mission Oriented Innovation Network (MOIN)

The Mission-Oriented Innovation Network brings together leading global policy-making institutions, to share the challenges and opportunities they face when trying to actively create and shape markets, not only fix them. Key to this activity is understanding how to create, nurture and measure public value.
Read more about MOIN.

Commission for Mission Oriented Innovation and Industrial Strategy (MOIIS)

IIPP is hosting a new Commission to help the UK government address the 4 key challenges in its industrial strategy, through a mission oriented approach. The first meeting of the commission is on March 6th.   
Read more about MOIIS.

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

IIPP and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network are collaborating around innovation and technology road-mapping for the Sustainable Development Goals.
IIPP and SDSN held a scoping seminar  at UCL in October, discussing the role of innovation in achieving the SDGs. Our first workshop was held on October 2017 at UCL.

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. 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. Read more about our collaboration with the RSA on a pilot project for green cities. Read the RSA-IIPP working paper.

Rockefeller Foundation

IIPP is forming a partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation focusing on how digital transformation, data and technology shape the future of public services, and how public value can be enhanced and harnessed thorugh mission-oriented digital solutions. The Rockefeller Foundation is funding two new roles at IIPP to work with its Mission-Oriented Innovation Network (MOIN). Read more about the partnership. Find out more about the two new positions: Head of Policy PartnershipsSenior Research Associate in Public Value and Digital Transformation.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation

IIPP is forming a partnership with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation on Mission-Oriented Innovation and Dynamic Capabilities in the Public Sector, and how can African countries develop and build such capabilities. IIPP Director Prof Mariana Mazzucato and Deputy Director Prof Rainer Kattel led a workshop on rethinking public service at the 2018 Ibrahim Governance Weekend in April 2018. Prof Mazzucato was also a panellist on Assessing the supply at the 2018 Ibrahim Forum on the theme of 'Public services in 21st century Africa'.

British Library

IIPP launched a lecture series in April 2018 on Rethinking Public Value and Public Purpose at the British Library. The series was be kicked off by IIPP Director Mariana Mazzucato and British Library CEO Roly Keating, followed by thought-leading speakers including leading architects and planners (Richard Rogers, Amande Levete, Lucy Musgrave, Dan Hill Finn Williams), digital strategists and designers (Jeremy Till, Mike Bracken), artists and designers (Brian Eno, Jeremy Till,) economists and social scientists (Jayati Ghosh, Dan Sarewitz, Rainer Kattel). More information availble on the event page of our website.