Hot Topics briefing: Biomimicry
The summary paper provides details on the Hot Topics event on Biomimicry.
Innovation Index 2012
This is the third release of Nesta's Innovation Index figures. At the heart of the Index is a wider and more complete measure of how much the UK invests in innovation, and what the benefits of this are to productivity.
An analysis of applications for the Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture
This paper features descriptive analysis of the applications made to the Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture
Beyond the Banks: The case for a British Industry and Enterprise Bond
This research summary draws on the insights of entrepreneurial businesses to make the case for specific kinds of credit easing measures to be introduced.
More Than Money Literature Review
This discussion paper brings together the existing evidence of impact, outcomes and cost that exist across reciprocal exchange systems.
All together now: Improving cross-sector collaboration in the UK biomedical industry
This report looks at how cross-sector collaboration can help strengthen the UK biomedical science industry.
Measuring wider framework conditions for successful innovation
This report is a comprehensive review of the data for measuring the wider conditions for successful innovation and considers the relative strengths and weaknesses of current data, highlighting where gaps exist.
This paper is an independent analysis of the economic and social challenges facing Scotland’s public services, and how the radical reform of services through innovation could help to meet some of these challenges.
Compendium for the Civic Economy
Presenting 25 case studies of the civic economy - rooted in age-old traditions of the associational economy but using new organising tactics, ways of connecting with people and approaches to collaborative investment.
Social at scale - the challenge of digital media for the 2012 Games
This report draws together some of the key ideas covered during the Hot Topics event Social at scale: The challenge of digital media for the 2012 Games
Neighbourhood Challenge: Learning from innovative communities
This paper presents observations, drawing on evidence from the people that are funding, delivering and supporting the 17 Neighbourhood Challenge projects.
Mind over matter, Will computers enhance or limit our brains in the 21st century?
This paper draws together some of the key ideas covered during the Hot Topics event Mind over matter: Will computers enhance or limit our brains in the 21st century?
Schumpeter Comes to Whitehall
Read our hard-hitting report looking at the idea, first put forward by economist Joseph Schumpeter over 70 years ago, that cuts in public services can lead to increased innovation
Barriers to growth
This research summary paper features the views of high-growth and potential high-growth businesses
More Than Money
This report looks at complementary currencies and other platforms for reciprocal exchange.
Since the recession started in 2008, the UK's economic debate has focused on short-term recovery, and the battle between the two big plans: Plan A or Plan B, austerity or stimulus. Read our new plan for innovation-led growth which we are calling Plan I.
Impact Investing blog series
This blog series sets out our thinking on impact investment in the UK.
Innovations in Prevention
This paper introduces the current prevention landscape and the stages involved in developing a preventative strategy.
Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture: Case studies from the pilot
This publication is a compilation of brief case studies, capturing the main learning points of each pilot project from the Digital Research and Development Fund for Arts and Culture.
Hack yourself: measuring well-being
The summary provides details on the Hot Topics event on Quantified Self.