NESTA is the UK's leading expert on how innovation can solve some of the country's biggest social and economic challenges.
Our endowment status means that we operate at no cost to the taxpayer. We believe that innovation is absolutely critical to solving the immense national challenges facing us. Without bold new ideas, these challenges will continue to grow and become ever more complex.
By focusing our work in a few areas - captured in this directory - and applying to them the full force of our research expertise and practical experience, we are building the sharpest understanding of how innovation works best in the UK.
The reports in this digest cover our three areas of expertise:
- Innovation for economic growth
- Innovation for better, cheaper public services
- Innovation and the creative economy
Taken together these reports are fizzing with ideas - critical for policymakers, researchers, politicians, business people and public servants. All those who know that innovation has now moved from the margin to the mainstream of national concern.
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