PhD. Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL) and Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP). Recipient: 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought; 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values. Named one of the “3 most important thinkers about innovation”, New Republic; one of 25 leaders shaping the future of technology, Wired. Author of “The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths” (2013); “The Value of Everything: making and taking in the global economy” (2018). Advises policy-makers around the world on innovation-led inclusive and sustainable growth. Current roles include: Member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors; the South African President’s Economic Advisory Council; the OECD Secretary-General’s Advisory Group on a New Growth Narrative; the United Nations Committee for Development Policy (CDP); SITRA’s Advisory Panel in Finland; and Norway’s Research Council. Through role as Special Adviser to the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, authored the high-impact report on “Mission-Oriented Research & Innovation in the European Union”, turning “missions” into a crucial new instrument in the European Commission’s Horizon innovation programme.