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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.


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“Nowadays, despite technology, we’re less and less connected to the people around us and we are no longer part of communities in the way we once were.”

Sanderson Jones

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Future Curious - Lonliness

Technology has transformed the way we communicate with each other but many people are still left feeling out of touch and lacking that sense of community. How can we change the way we interact to tackle the rise in loneliness? And how can we make sure technology is bringing people together instead of isolating people behind a screen?

Joining Nesta’s Nigel Campbell to discuss this are

We also hear from Ivo Gormley from GoodGym an organisation that supports people to get fit while doing good in their local communities. They enable young people to make regular runs to an older person who may find it difficult to leave their home, building a one-to-one reciprocal relationship.

Future Curious is a Chalk & Blade production. Produced by Ruth Barnes, Laura Sheeter and Lily Ames. Original music by Ged Flood.