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We use prizes to stimulate innovative solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face.

We champion the use of challenge prizes to tackle timely issues through innovation.

We collaborate with partners to strategically incorporate innovation to achieve goals. We support our clients through consultation, implementation and training in five areas.

Want to solve a problem or sponsor a prize? Innovators, funders and clients, alike, get in touch.

Team

Tris Dyson

Tris Dyson

Tris Dyson

Executive Director

Tris Dyson is the Executive Director of Nesta’s Centre for Challenge Prizes.

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Kate Adams

Kate Adams

Kate Adams

Director of Operations & Special Projects

Kate helps shape the Challenge Prize Centre's future as it evolves from being a successful start-up focused on identifying, highlighting and solving critical problems.

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Constance Agyeman

Constance Agyeman

Constance Agyeman

Head of International Development and Communities

Constance leads on an International Development portfolio and a range of relationships and socially focused prizes across the UK and Europe for the Centre for Challenge Prizes.

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Kathy Nothstine

Kathy Nothstine

Kathy Nothstine

Lead, Future Cities

Kathy is the Lead for Future Cities in the Challenge Prize Centre working on the future of urban transport and global cities.

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Chris Gorst

Chris Gorst

Chris Gorst

Prize lead

Chris leads on challenge prizes designed to stimulate and accelerate fintech and data-driven innovations.

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Daniel Berman

Daniel Berman

Daniel Berman

Lead, Global Health Team

Daniel leads the Global Health Team, including the Longitude Prize, at the Challenge Prize Centre.

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Caroline Purslow

Caroline Purslow

Caroline Purslow

Programme Manager, Global Health Team

Caroline is the Programme Manager for the Global Health Team, including the Longitude Prize, at the Challenge Prize Centre.

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Shannon Harmon

Shannon Harmon

Shannon Harmon

Communications Manager, Challenge Prize Centre and Digital Editor, Global Health Team

Shannon is Communications Manager for the Challenge Prize Centre and Digital Editor for the Global Health Team, including the Longitude Prize, at the Challenge Prize Centre.

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Richard Duffy

Richard Duffy

Richard Duffy

Foresight Researcher

Richard is responsible for monitoring new developments and trends in science and technology for the Challenge Prize Centre.

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Orpa Haque

Orpa Haque

Orpa Haque

Assistant Programme Manager

Orpa is an Assistant Programme Manager in the Challenge Prize Centre at Nesta.

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Charlotte Macken

Charlotte Macken

Charlotte Macken

Programme Manager

Charlotte is a Programme Manager in Nesta's Challenge Prize Centre, having previously worked for an international development charity with an emphasis on community and youth.

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Harry Atkinson

Harry Atkinson

Harry Atkinson

Digital Content and Entrant Manager

Harry is the Open Up Challenge's digital content and entrant manager co-ordinating outreach efforts to innovators. The challenge will accelerate a new generation of tools, using data...

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Olivier Usher

Olivier Usher

Olivier Usher

Research Manager, Challenge Prize Centre

Oli is Research Manager for Technology & Innovation in the Challenge Prize Centre.

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Bhavik Doshi

Bhavik Doshi

Bhavik Doshi

Research and Impact Coordinator

Bhavik is the Research and Impact Coordinator at the Challenge Prize Centre. In his role at Nesta, Bhavik analyses the results from Prize impact evaluations and creates the first lea...

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Andrea Richardson

Andrea Richardson

Andrea Richardson

Assistant Programme Manager

Andrea is the assistant programme manager coordinating the implementation of the Open Up Challenge in Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre. The prize aims to work with fintech companies to...

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Zofia Jackiewicz

Zofia Jackiewicz

Zofia Jackiewicz

Assistant Programme Manager

Zofia in an assistant programme manager working on UK and International prizes.

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Caroline Pradier

Caroline Pradier

Caroline Pradier

Assistant Programme Manager

Caroline will be supporting the delivery of the Toyota Mobility Unlimited Challenge.

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Maddy Kavanagh

Maddy Kavanagh

Maddy Kavanagh

Assistant Programme Manager

Maddy will be working on our Inventor and Longitude Explorer Prizes.

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Ruth Neale

Ruth Neale

Ruth Neale

Assistant Programme Manager

Ruth is the Assistant Programme Manager for the Global Health Team, including the Longitude Prize, in the Challenge Prize Centre.

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Janet Southern

Janet Southern

Janet Southern

Programme Manager

Janet is a Programme Manager in the Challenge Prize Centre having previously worked in the international development sector on various complex consortium programmes.

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Piotr Gierszewski

Piotr Gierszewski

Piotr Gierszewski

Foresight Researcher

Piotr is a Foresight Researcher responsible for research into existing projects and the scoping of potential new prizes for the Challenge Prize Centre.

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Gary Fawdrey

Gary Fawdrey

Gary Fawdrey

Programme Coordinator

Gary is a Programme Coordinator working across the Challenge Prize Centre. He supports the delivery of prizes such as the European Social Innovation Competition and the Longitude Prize.

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Liz Vossen

Liz Vossen

Liz Vossen

Programme Manager

Liz will be working on the European Social Innovation Competition, Fall Armyworm Data Prize, and a range of other projects and prizes.

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Oliver Cansdell

Oliver Cansdell

Oliver Cansdell

Researcher

As a researcher in the Challenge Prize Centre, Oliver works to shepherd new projects from ideas to fully developed challenge prizes.

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Nicola Tulk

Nicola Tulk

Nicola Tulk

Consultant, Better Markets team

Nicola is a consultant for the anticipatory regulation project with the SRA, which will be exploring the role that emerging technology can play in improving access to justice.

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