Geoff Mulgan

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Department of Engineering Science, University College London


Geoff is a social entrepreneur, policymaker, and author, who has worked at different times in civil society, government, the technology sector, and academia. After nine years running Nesta, an innovation foundation in the UK, in 2020 Geoff took on the position of Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy, and Social Innovation at University College London. Prior to joining Nesta, Geoff had roles in the UK government, including Director of the Government's Strategy Unit and Head of Policy in the Prime Minister's Office. At the moment, he is also WEF Schwab Fellow and is working with the UNDP, Demos Helsinki, and various national governments.

At THE NEW INSTITUTE Geoff was involved in the program "The New Hanse".


“To some extent, nearly all change has to involve some alliance of the top down and the bottom up, the powerless and the powerful.”


Social Innovation: How Societies Find the Power to Change, 2019

Big Mind: How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World, 2017

The Locust and the Bee: Predators and Creators in Capitalism’s Future, 2015

Good and Bad Power: The Ideals and Betrayals of Government, 2009

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