ShareLab: Meet the second cohort
We’ve seen collaborative digital platforms disrupt and reinvent the way we order takeaways, how we hail cabs, how we find places to stay. There have been adverse and unintended consequences to many of those services, partly due to their rapid growth.
So why not explore how similar digital platforms could be used to address social needs - how they could help those who are less well off, or who face more fundamental life challenges than catching a cab, finding a hotel or raising cash for their startup?
This is what Nesta’s ShareLab Fund aims to do. Launched in November 2016, we have so far funded eight pioneers to address needs ranging from the provision of donated breast milk to premature babies, to helping the elderly access the carers they need to live independently for longer.
We’re now happy to introduce the second group of organisations to take part in the programme. Read on to find out more about our six new projects, all of which explore how collaborative digital platforms can help relieve pressure on existing local public services.