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 world is moving away from traditional forms of production. Today’s economy is driven by knowledge. But only some people and places are reaping the rewards.

Nesta’s vision is for a more inclusive knowledge economy. We believe that this should be a priority for the next government. For a summary of our recommendations see our animation on the knowledge economy.

As the country prepares to head to the polls, with the debate dominated by short-term issues, Nesta is examining party manifestos to see who is truly grappling with the biggest challenges of today to ensure everyone can benefit from a brighter tomorrow.

As well as manifesto analysis, we are tracking the public's prediction of what will happen in the general election using collective intelligence tools.