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Governing Missions in the European Union

Innovation is a key driver of long-term growth, fuelling productivity and transforming production, distribution and consumption across entire economies. But where does it come and what is it for?

Governing Missions in the European Union

3 July 2019

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This report, Governing Missions in the European Union, looks at the ‘how’: how to implement and govern a mission-oriented process so that it unleashes the full creativity and ambition potential of R&I policy-making; and how it crowds-in investments from across Europe in the process. The focus is on 3 key questions:

  • How to engage citizens in co-designing, co-creating, co-implementing and coassessing missions?
  • What are the public sector capabilities and instruments needed to foster a dynamic innovation eco-system, including the ability of civil servants to welcome experimentation and help governments work outside silos?
  • How can mission-oriented finance and funding leverage and crowd-in other forms of finance, galvanising innovation across actors (public, private and third sector), different manufacturing and service sectors, and across national and transnational levels?

Author: Mariana Mazzucato
Director and founder of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose