Four years of the Global Innovation Policy Accelerator

After four years and five iterations (Pacific Alliance, South East Asia, India, Brazil and Europe Middle East and Africa), the first round of the Global Innovation Policy Accelerator is coming to an end. It’s been an exciting journey that has involved more than 260 innovation policymakers, 110+ participants and 155+ agencies across 17 countries from around the world. Thanks to the accelerator programme, around 25 innovation policy projects have been presented by participants to their local agencies and ministries.

To celebrate this journey, we have produced a series of four videos that tell the story of the accelerator through the words of the people who lived it.

In this first video find out more on the programme and what makes it unique from the point of view of the Nesta team, the delivery partners and our funders at Innovate UK and the Newton Fund. We’ll then take a closer look at the experiences of the participants in India, Brazil and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

India

The Indian participants share their experiences in this video and touch on how, thanks to the accelerator, they were able to improve their leadership by becoming more receptive to good ideas.

Brazil

Hear from our Brazilian participants, local partners and the in-country Newton Fund Manager on how the active learning element of the accelerator was key to designing concrete projects with a real impact.

Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

In this video, EMEA participants, local partners and Newton Fund officials from Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, South Africa and Turkey illustrate the benefits of being part of a multi-country cohort and how this opportunity allowed them to learn from international best practices.

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Silvia Pau

Silvia Pau

Silvia Pau

Assistant Programme Manager, A Fairer Start mission

Silvia is an Assistant Programme Manager.

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Paulina Gonzalez-Ortega

Paulina Gonzalez-Ortega

Paulina Gonzalez-Ortega

Design Lead, International Innovation

Paulina was the Design Lead for the Global Innovation Policy Accelerator, a 14-country collaborative development programme for senior innovation policymakers.

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Nathan Kably

Nathan Kably

Nathan Kably

Senior Strategy Analyst

Nathan works on the design and delivery of Nesta's strategy.

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Benjamin Reid

Benjamin Reid

Benjamin Reid

Head of International Innovation - Development Programmes

Benjamin is head of the International Innovation team within Nesta's Policy and Research division, examining new global trends and practices in innovation, with an emphasis on emerging…

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