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Local Policy and Innovation Partnership


UKRI has launched a Local Policy Innovation Partnerships (LPIPs) programme designed to support local and national policymakers in tackling levelling up challenges, driving sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and reducing regional disparities in the UK.

LRaPP has been awarded one of ten Local Policy Innovation Partnerships to map, convene and develop partnerships to secure a just transition to a zero carbon London, with a particular focus on scaling up the retrofitting of London's homes.

During the next 5 months, LRaPP will be organising a series of solution-focused events bringing together academic researchers, London’s policymakers (from the GLA, London Councils and London Boroughs), business sector leaders and community and voluntary sector experts to consider future research and policy activities.

Priority areas include:

  • green jobs, skills and enterprise, including opportunities for developing new business and skilled workers to decarbonise and support growth
  • better homes, including working with communities to decarbonise London's homes.

Lead partners include the University of London, the Greater London Authority, London Councils, University College London, Birkbeck University and Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Interim Executive Chair Professor Alison Park said:

From bridging skills gaps to promoting cultural recovery and building a greener economy, the LPIPs present an exciting new way of using the UK’s strengths in research and innovation to contribute to developing place-based solutions to some of the UK’s most pressing local and regional challenges, This first round of funding will enable the LPIPs to build the robust, wide-reaching partnerships necessary to give their proposals the best possible chance of delivering real results for communities and the country as a whole.

More information via UK Research and Innovatiion website: UKRI invests in policy innovation partnerships for local growth