Mariana Mazzucato’s work on the relationship between innovation and the direction of economic growth is having global impact. In the last years she has been key to bringing a mission oriented lens to EU Innovation policy, steering the UK’s industrial policy, helping to create a new roadmap for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and informing the restructuring of development finance institutions. In particular, she has brought ‘mission-oriented’ at the heart of economic policy. Her roles include being a Special Advisor of the European Commissioner’s for research, science and innovation; a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors; a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council of the New Economic Agenda, and on the OECD’s Advisory Group on New Narrative for Economic Challenges, and more. In 2016, Alicia Barcéna, Executive Secretary of the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean said, “Professor Mazzucato has stormed the global economic debate”. Her highly acclaimed book The Entrepreneurial State was cited by the Director of the US National Institutes for Health (NIH) during a hearing of the US Senate Appropriations Committee, and Senator Elizabeth Warren invited her to give evidence to a US Senate Forum of the Middle-Class Prosperity.