Follow updates, thoughts and links as we develop a programme of work on Big Data at Nesta.
What do governments need to know to get innovation policy right? And what can Big Data do to help? We're kicking off a set of interesting new projects to answer exactly this question.03.05.2013
Data is becoming more and more prominent in fields as diverse as political campaigns, healthcare, business metrics and social deprivation. How do we bridge the gap between the data-savvy and the data-shy?09.11.2012
This week, while Hurricane Sandy filled many front pages, several were also devoted to the publication of a study on breast cancer screening. It's nice to see a science and evidence story make the front pages for a change, but are we now any clearer on when screening is helpful?02.11.2012
I spent two days this week at Strata, the Big Data conference that's been run for the last 18 months or so by O'Reilly, and that was held for the first time outside the United States this week.
Given Nesta's remit, I'm keen to make sure that I keep the focus of our Big Data work on innovation. But what does using data for innovation mean? What does it rule out?06.06.2012