About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

How can public organisations better create, improve and adapt?

I’ve done an overview of public sector innovation drawing on some past reports I’ve written, and linking to a lot of Nesta’s recent practical and research work.

A lot of people had asked for a single document that brought materials together in a reasonably digestible form, and last week’s very helpful OECD gathering on public sector innovation was another prompt.

Any comments, additions and amendments will be used for a second version before too long.

Download the paper (pdf)


Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan

Chief Executive Officer

Geoff Mulgan was Chief Executive of Nesta from 2011-2019.

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