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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.

Join us for the Inventor Prize design workshop

10 July 2017, 9am-12pm
Central London location

Register your interest in attending.

How can we use the Inventor Prize to support some of the great products created by Britain’s lone inventors and small companies?

What support would a modern day Percy Shaw – a Yorkshireman who repaired roads in the 1930s and whose light bulb moment was the invention of the ‘cat’s eye’ that helps prevent car accidents at night - need today to help get their idea on its way to market?

Those are some of the key questions we’ll be tackling during the Inventor Prize design workshop and we want you to join us.

This workshop is part of a wider consultation process - including an online survey and interviews - to capture feedback from a range of stakeholders. Feedback that will help to shape the design of the Inventor Prize.

The Inventor Prize, due to launch summer 2017, is a pilot prize that aims to inspire and harness the potential of the UK’s home-grown inventors. Helping lone inventors and small companies to overcome the barriers preventing them from getting their products to market.

The prize, originally announced as part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, will be run by Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre with funding from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Nesta's Challenge Prize Centre was established in 2012 to increase practical evidence and understanding about challenge prizes so they can be used effectively by governments, charities and businesses to have a tangible positive impact on society.

This workshop will focus on the needs and challenges faced by inventors in the UK. The stakeholders will range from inventors, people from accelerators and incubators, investors, and those with knowledge on the inventor community and inventor support throughout the UK. Breakfast and tea and coffee breaks are included.

Register your interest in attending.

Further details available upon confirmation of attendance by Nesta.

Can’t attend the workshop? We’d still love to hear from you, visit our website to register for updates, complete a short survey or register your interest in being interviewed.

Please note that we will only be holding one design workshop, however, future prize events will be held in different locations across the UK.


Charlotte Macken

Charlotte Macken

Charlotte Macken

Prize Design Manager, Challenge Works

At Challenge Works, Charlotte built expertise in the design and delivery of impact-focused challenge-driven innovation tools.

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