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.

Web services like​ A​irbnb and ​U​ber have revolutionised how we access personal transport and accommodation​, bringing us convenient access to available resources.​​

Inspired by the success of these platforms for commercial enterprise, Nesta has launched the ShareLab Fund programme, to find out more about how business models inspired by their success can make a difference in the social sector.

The​ f​und will support organisations to develop and test​ models that make an impact on social issues, and explore the effectiveness of a variety of platform-based business models for creating social value.

Here, the eight​ organisations taking part tell us more about their plans to develop and test their approaches further over the coming months.

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