The pitching challenge is now closed to new entries. Thank you to all that submitted their ideas
The pitching challenge is now closed to new entries. Thank you to all that submitted their ideas. We'll be in touch with you all to announce the shortlisted ideas soon.
Nesta's flagship education and skills event, 'Acting Now for Future Skills', will explore how educators and policymakers can respond to growing demand for future skills highlighted by our recent report 'The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030'.
But before then, we want your help. We know that we don’t have all the answers, so we want as many people as possible to take an active role in preparing for the future. We’re crowdsourcing your ideas to address two major challenges within education and skills development over the coming weeks, and giving you the opportunity to pitch your solutions to our audience.
Below are the two challenges, instructions on how to take part, and what’s in it for you. Describe your idea in 250 words or less before the 30 October, and shortlisted entries will get an opportunity to pitch at Acting Now for Future Skills!
Our in-house panel of experts will narrow down your submissions to a shortlist. Proposals on the shortlist will be invited to:
Don’t worry if your idea is exactly that - an idea. We don’t need a business plan or a sustainable model for development, just a fresh approach to an old problem. Be innovative and be bold!
Acting Now for Future Skills will bring together those who are working to improve our education system now - across the entire education pipeline - and those who are thinking about the skills we require in the future.
We don’t have all the answers, but we do know there are some great ideas out there. We want to open up the conversation and get as many people involved in the debate as possible. If you don’t want to pitch on the day, don’t worry! Please share your idea with us anyway and help us learn more.
Taking part is very simple: