Join us at FutureFest to find out how we're helping to improve the world
This year, we’re proud to present the Nesta Lounge at FutureFest, a unique forum where we will showcase some of our most ambitious programmes.
You’ll have the opportunity to hear about new and continuing work we’re doing, from research predicting the jobs the economy will need in 2030, a project with Pearson and Mike Osborne of Oxford University, to running challenge prizes like the Longitude Prize, a £10 million prize fund, which aims to help tackle antimicrobial resistance.
Our Director of Government Innovation at the Nesta Innovation Lab, Eddie Copeland, will be telling surprising stories about what urban areas can achieve without the latest 'smart city' technologies but using a smart approach to data. And you can find out all about Dementia Citizens, a new platform that brings together researchers and those affected by dementia to improve care.
Our resident magazine about innovation, The Long + Short, will take to the stage with a few friends; Rhodri Marsden will tell stories of great innovators and the various obstacles that thwarted their inventions, from paranoia to hubris, while Rowland Manthorpe and his partner Kirsten Smith discuss their book Confidence, an unusual and original philosophical novel about the power, risks and importance of confidence.
We’ve published the full festival schedule, including many other interesting Nesta projects as well as a great lineup of speakers, debates and installations, so you can plan ahead for your experience at FutureFest. We look forward to meeting you at the Nesta Lounge.