Appynation Games Consortium hires digital marketing manager
05/12/11 - Appynation - a ground-breaking new consortium of games developers backed by NESTA - has hired its first digital marketing manager.
Communities invited to dust off their books and share them online
Community groups can now set up online book sharing groups at very little cost, thanks to the free source code and advice that is being made available today by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA).
Britain's New Radicals revealed
19/02/12 - The Observer and NESTA today announced their list of Britain’s 50 New Radicals – people and organisations that are changing the UK for the better.
PlayMob receives investment to drive in-game fundraising
7/3/12 - In-game micro-payments firm PlayMob today announces that it has secured £500,000 funding from NESTA and other investors, including newly appointed Chairman Ian Livingstone, to expand its team and grow the marketplace.
£1/2 million research fund to stimulate digital innovation in Scottish arts and culture
Creative Scotland, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and NESTA today announces the Digital R&D Fund for Scottish Arts andCulture, a new £500,000 fund to help projects harness digital technologies to connect with wider audiences and explore new ways of working.
Councils reveal healthy appetite for innovation
Seventeen councils to receive support to develop radical ideas
Programme uncovers strong appetite for innovations in long-term healthcare
Six local projects have been selected by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) and the Innovation Unit to take part in ‘People Powered Health’, a new programme designed to support the design and delivery of innovative services for people that are living with long term health conditions.
Over 50’s show they have ideas to transform public services
NESTA Announces “Dragons' Den” Winners of its Age Unlimited Scotland 2011 Challenge
Andy Payne to lead creation of the Games Consortium
The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) announced today that it has asked Andy Payne, a key industry figure, to lead the establishment of 'The Games Consortium'.
Charities collaborate to develop new giving opportunities
As part of the Cabinet Office and Nesta’s Innovation in Giving Fund, 28 established charities have been selected to participate in the new Open Innovation Programme. The programme will support new concepts as well as using the reach and knowledge of existing charities to engage people in giving.
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.
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.
‘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.
Top charities group together to get more people giving
Charities have been recognised for innovating their way out of the ‘giving decline’, as nine step-changing ideas are awarded funding from the Innovation in Giving Fund; run by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, and funded by the Cabinet Office. The announcement comes as the £10m fund marks its first anniversary. 67 projects have been supported by the fund in that time.
4 in 5 businesses online are data shy – and missing out
The majority of UK companies operating online may lack the basics for online business, warns UK innovation foundation, Nesta – 18 years after the internet opened for commercial use.
Decoding Learning: The Proof, Promise and Potential of Digital Education
No technology has an impact on learning on its own: success depends on how it is used
Response to Cable's speech at CBI Conference
A response to Vince Cable’s Speech at the CBI conference, 19 November 2012.
E-Bacc and computer science - Nesta's response
The inclusion of computer science in the E-Bacc was a key recommendation in the influential Next Gen report published in 2011 by Nesta, with Ian Livingstone and Alex Hope. Yesterday, Nesta and Next Gen Skills published ‘Next Gen, Next Steps’, an update on the progress of the computer skills agenda.
Arts sector to benefit from Digital R&D learning
The Digital R&D Fund for the Arts is today bringing together the arts, technology and research sectors at a forum in Manchester to discuss the nature of collaborative technology relationships, risk taking and knowledge sharing in the arts.
National Theatre of Scotland open eyes and ears to new audiences after Innovation Award
The National Theatre of Scotland will relay captions and audio descriptions live to smart phones during performances to allow those with hearing or sight impairments to fully enjoy their programme, thanks to an award of nearly £55,000 from the UK’s Innovation Foundation, Nesta.