Applications open for the 2014 Clore Social Fellowship
As part of our ongoing support of the Clore Social Leadership programme, we’re looking for an aspiring leader with a passion and commitment to innovation to address social need. For 2014’s Fellowship, the focus for the Nesta specialist fellow will be ageing well.
Watch our interview with the author of The Signal and the Noise, who talks about the science of prediction and how our ability to forecast has evolved and improved over recent years.
We're supporting seven projects encouraging young people to make, not just consume, digital technology
We’re delighted to announce we’ve backed seven projects all working towards enabling a generation of young people to create rather than simply consume technology.
Nesta response to Culture Secretary Maria Miller's speech: 'Testing Times: fighting culture's corner in an age of austerity'
Following the publication of our Manifesto for the Creative Economy, Hasan Bakhshi, director of creative economy at Nesta, had the following response to Culture Secretary, Maria Miller’s, speech - ‘Testing Times: fighting culture’s corner in an age of austerity’:
'Don’t let it be Game Over for creative industries', Nesta warns
Today Nesta has published A Manifesto for the Creativity Economy, setting out a ten-point plan to bolster one of the UK's fastest growing sectors in the face of digital disruption.
Up your street - The rise of hyperlocal media
In what is the first-ever survey of its kind in the UK, research from the UK's innovation foundation, Nesta, has found that in the past two years there has been an increase in demand from those who access very local content (termed hyperlocal content) as they adopt smartphones and tablets, such as iPads.
New support for Volunteer Centres using innovative ways to match volunteers with opportunities
Innovative projects that connect volunteers to opportunities in their community will receive new support from the 'Innovation in Giving Fund', which is run by Nesta and funded by the Cabinet Office. The projects that have been selected for funding of up to £50,000 are each run by Volunteer Centres.
Innovation in Giving Fund: Additional funding awarded to five projects
We're delighted to announce that five projects have been awarded additional funding totalling almost £900,000 through the Innovation in Giving Fund.
Nesta to run new £14 million Innovation Fund as part of the Centre for Social Action
This spring we’ll be launching a new fund to support public service innovations that harness the capabilities, expertise and resourcefulness of citizens and civil society.
Social Media for good
This week is Social Media Week (18-22 February 2013), a global event showcasing the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. To mark the event we’ve highlighted some the fantastic projects we’re supporting that are using social media for good.
‘Innovation is top business priority’, say 58% of Welsh business decision makers polled
9 January 2013
Investing in innovation – new products, services and processes – is a top priority for businesses in Wales, a poll of Welsh business owners and decision makers has found.
Say ‘hands off my bike!’ to cycle theft
Over half a million bikes are stolen in the UK every year and just five per cent are recovered1, putting a strain of public resources, leaving commuters stranded and meaning that thousands of cyclists hang up their helmet for good.
12 predictions for 2012: how did we do?
As we reveal our new set of predictions for the year ahead, here’s an assessment of how well we did with our 12 predictions for 2012.
Watch our interview with Katelyn Donnelly who talks about the need for systemic innovation in order to make transformative, rather than just incremental, improvements in education and learning.
Innovation in Giving Fund selects 10 charities innovating their way out of 'giving decline'
Check out the list of 10 charities, selected by the Innovation in Giving Fund, to receive support to develop their ideas for game-changing innovations for the charity sector.
We have launched the Open Workshop. Through the new platform, which is currently in beta mode, we want to demystify the process of innovation by bringing together insights, methods, expertise and evidence from our contributors across a range of sectors from public services to hi-tech industries.
Response to Cable's speech at CBI Conference
A response to Vince Cable’s Speech at the CBI conference, 19 November 2012.
Watch our interview with the clinical expert in Ossur Prosthetics and maker of Jonnie Peacock's prosthetic leg.
As Cold Weather Bites, Scottish Councils use Technology to Keep People Moving
Three Scottish local authorities have opened up data to technology companies to improve services for commuters and councils services to help keep citizens on the move and local services functioning.
Nesta open hours
We are holding monthly open office hours where we are inviting social ventures in the digital education space to come in and share their idea, product or service, or to talk about particular issues they are experiencing.