UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Collaboration with the RSA on pilot project for green cities

IIPP is working with the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) on a pilot project focussed on applying mission-oriented innovation policy to a challenge at city level.

Tackling global challenges.

21 September 2017

IIPP Director, Mariana Mazzucato, has written a paper about the challenges and opportunities for policymakers of a mission-oriented approach to innovation policy, published jointly with the RSAMission-oriented innovation: challenges and opportunities is also available as the first of IIPP's new 'Rethinking the Public' working paper series. Read more about the paper here.  

RSA IIPP workshop Alpbach 2017

IIPP and RSA also co-hosted an event at the European Forum Alpbach, Austria, on 28 August 2017.  The IIPP-RSA workshop at the Forum built on Professor Mazzucato’s work on "mission oriented innovation policies", bringing together representatives at the city level interested in how innovation can be used to tackle grand challenges.

European Forum Alpbach is a leading interdisciplinary platform for dialogue in academia, politics, economics and culture in Europe.  It seeks to promote a democratic society equipped to meet future challenges.

The workshop 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.

Read more about IIPP's collaboration with the RSA here and Professor Mazzucato and IIPP's work on mission-oriented innovation policy here.

Further reading

Mariana Mazzucato (2017), "Mission-Oriented Innovation Policy: challenges and opportunities", IIPP Working Paper 01.

Mariana Mazzucato (2013), "The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths", Anthem Press: London, UK, ISBN 9780857282521, US edition (Public Affairs) and translated into Italian (Laterza), German (Kunstmann), Spanish (RBA Books), Portuguese (Companhia Das Letras), Dutch (Nieuw Amsterdam), Greek (Kritiki), and forthcoming in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Polish.

Mariana Mazzucato and Caetano Penna (2016) “Beyond market failures: the market creating and shaping roles of state investment banks”, Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 19(4): 305-326, SPRU working paper version

Mariana Mazzucato (2016) "From Market Fixing to Market-Creating: A new framework for innovation policy",  Special Issue of Industry and Innovation: “Innovation Policy – can it make a difference?”, 23 (2)

Mariana Mazzucato and Cian O'Donovan (2016) "The BBC as market shaper and creator" in Rethinking the BBC: Public media in the 21st Century, Seth-Smith, N., et. al. (eds.), Commonwealth Publishing. 

Mariana Mazzucato and Caetano Penna (2016) ‘The Brazilian Innovation System: A Mission-Oriented Policy Proposal’, Report for the Brazilian Government,commissioned by the Brazilian Ministry for Science, Technology and Innovation through the Centre for Strategic Management and Studies.

Mariana Mazzucato and Caetano Penna, Eds (2015) "Mission-Oriented Finance for Innovation: New Ideas for Investment-Led Growth", Rowman & Littlefield, Book, ISBN 978-1-78348-495-9

Mariana Mazzucato (2014), Think Piece: “A Mission Oriented Approach to Building the Entrepreneurial State”, paper commissioned by Innovate UK-Technology Strategy Board November 2014T14/165