Before joining IPPR, George was the Head of Industrial Strategy & Policy Engagement at the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose, working closely with institute founder Professor Mariana Mazzucato, and UCL Public Policy. He was the secretariat of the UCL Commission on Mission Oriented Innovation and Industrial Strategy and the UCL Green Innovation Policy Commission. George’s role involved working with the UK government on implementing an industrial strategy and collaborating with the European Commission putting ‘missions’ at the heart of the €100bn R&D program Horizon Europe. George joined UCL in 2018 from the cross-party think-tank Policy Connect, having previously worked in industrial, technology, manufacturing & innovation policy. George holds a PhD in Physics from Imperial College London in novel photovoltaic technologies, and previously worked as a research scientist at the National Physical Laboratory. George’s interests include industrial strategy; innovation policy; R&D, science, and innovation; and sustainability and climate change.