One of my favourite things about these amazing Olympics has been the Games Makers. That's the 70,000 or so volunteers that can be seen across Central London and at Olympic venues all over the country.
I spent a few days last week in Canada, working with some of our partner organisations in technology, business and social innovation.
Things have been very busy for everyone over the last few months since Neighbourhood Challenge kicked off.
I've been at NESTA a few weeks now and I'm going to be doing a regular update on some of the interesting projects I've been seeing, ideas I've been stumbling across and issues we've encountered.
It was great to see the Neighbourhood Challenge projects taking part in the Manchester workshop we held last week.
Given the current fiscal context, it’s entirely understandable that debates about the future of public services are dominated by how to make fewer financial resources go further – how to get more with less.
Government has a habit of creating a false dilemma for itself: innovative but potentially flaky or safe and dull?
"Clarity of both programme design and the challenge you set are critical to success"
We explore the debate around what makes a successful prize challenge to promote public and social innovation.
NESTA is abuzz with activity this morning because the Neighbourhood Challenge projects are being announced today!
We received a huge response to our Neighbourhood Challenge project. Here are some useful tips for those of you wanting to go through a similar process again.
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