In the report I set out five key criteria for selecting missions: I also provide examples of what possible future missions at EU level could look like, which include a plastic-free ocean, 100 carbon neutral cities by 2030, and cutting dementia by 50%.
Our work on mission-oriented policy is also helping to shape domestic policy here in the UK.
Last week, the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) launched a new Commission on Mission Oriented Innovation and Industrial Strategy (MOISS).
The idea is to use the UK government’s Industrial Strategy to support not sectors, but problems facing UK society.
And how can we use innovation to build cities that are more enjoyable to live in?
The good news is that we don’t have to look very far for lessons to learn from.
The world is afflicted by problems that people experience in their daily lives: clean air in congested cities, a healthy and independent life in old age, access to digital technologies that improve public services, and treatment of diseases like cancer or obesity that continue to afflict millions of people across the globe.
What is the relationship between these problems and the dynamics of science, research and innovation?
Rather this is a way to steer economic growth in more meaningful ways.
Indeed, in a historical period in which business investment is lagging, missions also provide more excitement about where economic growth opportunities might lie.