UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose



The Practice-based Learning in Cities for Climate Action (PELICAN) was a one-year project which is funded by EIT Climate-KIC.

About the project

PELICAN focusses on the city systems across the world that are on the frontline of climate change, and city problem owners occupy a pivotal role in the green transition. But there is an innovation gap which currently inhibits cities’ conceptualisation around clean growth and required systems change. 

In particular, the PELICAN project enabled IIPP to work closely with the city-region of Greater Manchester to demonstrate, at city level, the Mission Oriented Innovation (MOI) approach to clean growth developed by IIPP. Read more here about IIPP’s work with Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to develop a mission-oriented innovation approach to the city-region’s 2038 carbon neutrality challenge.

Project outputs

News stories


This project has been funded by EIT Climate-KIC and workied with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.