UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose



The Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) brings together an interdisciplinary group of academic staff and collaborators to rethink how public value is created, nurtured and evaluated.

The Institute is founded and directed by Mariana Mazzucato, who holds the Chair in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value. Deputy Director of IIPP Rainer Kattel is Professor of Innovation and Public Governance.

Our academic staff include a number of teaching staff and research fellows who contribute to the path-breaking work encompassed in our research areas. 

Our professional services team is made up of management and administration, communications and policy engagement staff.

We run an interdisciplinary Doctoral Research Programme, and our PhD students are encouraged to blend and synthesise different disciplinary tools to offer truly interdisciplinary analysis on how innovation can be harnessed to tackle global challenges.

Our Advisory Board is made up of inspirational and visionary figures from the academia, arts and the public sector to help steer our strategic mission.

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