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.

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital technologies for remote working and collaboration, with many people predicting that this may result in a permanent shift towards more distributed organisations. What might be the endpoint of this trend? What would fully decentralised organisations look like? And can we use emerging technologies to design new organisations that better address our social problems?

These ten essays aim to give innovators, policymakers and investors a deeper understanding of decentralised digital organisations, demystifying the topic and offering a glimpse into how, over the next decade, decentralised technologies could radically change the way we live and work.

Explore our collection, written by leading experts on decentralised technologies such as blockchain, to find out the trends, challenges and potential for these technologies to be applied elsewhere.