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.

Much of the public discourse about AI to date has focused on the benefits for the private sector. But a new wave of innovators are demonstrating the potential of AI to address inequalities and improve society.

In November 2019, we launched an open call for innovative ideas that use AI for social good. The seven winners have each been awarded £15,000 to develop their projects and amplify their impact across Scotland.

Our work through the AI for Good programme aims to demystify AI and open up the public discourse around the positive, ethical uses that can help to change lives for the better.

Explore the seven social movements we're supporting below.