Assistant Programme Manager

Jennifer Clayton


Innovation Programmes

Join Date

September 2012

What I do

Jennifer is Assistant Programme Manager for the Social Action Innovation team, focusing on the Second Half Fund and Connected Communities Innovation Fund.

Jennifer previously provided logistical and administrative support to the Centre for Challenge Prizes, for example previous rounds of European Social Innovation competition, Inclusive Technology Prize and the Dynamic Demand Challenge.


Prior to Nesta, Jennifer spent three and a half years at UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs, coordinating several social innovation programmes and competitions, including the Big Venture Challenge. Jennifer's background is in project coordination and communications and she has also worked in accountancy and business advisory assisting with the development of sales pipelines and e-marketing.

Jennifer is the founder of, which involves getting behind the counter of street food traders, documenting filmed interviews focusing on the story of the person and obviously the food!

Nesta is working with the Office for Disability Issues, Innovate UK, Business Innovation and Skills and Irwin Mitchell to champion the issue of assistive technology through the Inclusive Technology Prize, launched today.
Jennifer Clayton
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Dynamic Demand Hackathon

Dynamic Demand hackathon

The Centre for Challenge Prizes team is thrilled to announce that Climate-KIC has awarded more than £125,000 through the Climate Market Accelerator (CMA) to The Dynamic Demand Challenge, a prize aimed at shifting electricity usage towards renewable energy at off-peak times.
Jennifer Clayton
Friday, 9 August 2013