UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Patient finance and public banks

IIPP is working closely with state investment banks, innovation agencies and sovereign wealth to transform their activities, and we are also advising on the creation of a brand new mission-oriented public bank in Scotland.

IIPP’s work on patient finance and public banks explores how different sources of public finance are opening up new technological frontiers and economic opportunities around the world; how different design features of public financial institutions affect their ability to provide long-term, patient finance; and where the opportunities lie for new forms of public finance to promote long-term investment around the world.

Publication highlights



To browse more IIPP working papers, policy briefs and policy reports, please visit our Publications page.