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14 Mar 2019

Mariana Mazzucato wins ALLEA Prize for her contributions to the EU’s R&I agenda

Economist Mariana Mazzucato is the recipient of the 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values, honouring her wide-ranging and stimulating work in the field of political economy, and particularly her ground-breaking contributions to understanding the role of the state in innovation. The jury valued her outstanding efforts in shaping new narratives for Europe and its economy through her scholarly work and public engagement.

The award further recognises Ms. Mazzucato’s commitment to connect academia with European policymaking, most visibly through her contributions to the EU’s research and innovation agenda, encouraging cross-disciplinary cooperation to achieve true innovation with societal relevance, both within and beyond Europe.

In 2018, Professor Mariana Mazzucato was appointed Special Advisor on Mission Driven Science and Innovation to EU Commissioner for Research, Carlos Moedas. In this context, she delivered the report Mission-Oriented Research & Innovation in the European Union.

More details onthe ALLEA prize can be found here.

picture © Mariana Mazzucato

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