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.

In late January 2018, we welcomed a cohort of South East Asian policymakers, from across the innovation systems of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Over the course of the week, participants engaged in interactive discussions and sessions with experts in innovation, networked across their national and regional systems, and collaborated within their teams to focus and develop a project idea based upon their ecosystem’s assessed strengths and needs.

The South East Asian run of the Accelerator will take place between January and October 2018, with the main milestones detailed on the timeline below.

SEA cohort