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We help organisations to understand and navigate innovation. Nesta can help you define a clear vision for innovation and how to implement it, including innovation policy and strategy, organisational design and research plans.

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We support our partners to shape promising ideas into practical solutions – improving services and generating better outcomes. Nesta can help you with project design and delivery, creating new entities, setting up and running experiments, or designing and delivering challenge prizes.

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Learning and skills

We help teams and entire organisations to become better at innovation. Nesta can help you design programmes to bolster your innovation skills, and build learning content and tools to support your organisation’s innovation strategy.

Creative Enterprise Programme in Egypt
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Research and analytics

We have a wealth of experience in designing and implementing global research programmes, and can help you use research to navigate new opportunities and challenges. We can also help with a range of cutting edge data analysis, mapping and data visualisation techniques.

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Innovative financing

Nesta has over 18 years’ experience in using finance to spark innovation in many sectors. We work with partners to design and manage funding programmes that unearth brilliant ideas and help them reach more people.


Investment management

Nesta Investment Management is an FCA regulated manager of venture capital funds with 20 years of experience backing innovative enterprises. We are a leader in the field of impact investing – investing in organisations making measurable social impact for financial and social returns, on behalf of Nesta’s endowment and our third party clients.


Convening and events

Nesta is a globally renowned convenor of events that showcase the potential of innovation to improve society –from our flagship festival FutureFest to intimate senior roundtables. Over 13,000 people attend a Nesta event every year. Through our networks we can curate the right people, content and environments to create thought-provoking conversations.