Timeline

Programme launch

17 February 2017

First R&D projects announced

08 August 2017

Version 2 of programme launched

03 May 2018

First loans and version 2 R&D projects announced

13 November 2018

Second loans awarded

01 October 2019

Programme ends

01 December 2020

Innovate to Save supported new ideas that had the potential to improve public services and generate cashable savings in Wales.

The £5 million, three-phase programme offered organisations a unique blend of grant funding, non-financial support and the opportunity to apply for unsecured, interest-free loan finance.

Team

Rob Ashelford

Rob Ashelford

Rob Ashelford

Head of Nesta Wales & Head of Y Lab

Rob is Head of Nesta Wales and Head of Y Lab, the Public Service Innovation Lab for Wales.

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Amy Richards

Amy Richards

Amy Richards

Assistant Programme Manager, Y Lab

Amy was an Assistant Programme Manager at Y Lab.

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Angharad Dalton

Angharad Dalton

Angharad Dalton

Programme Manager, Y Lab

Angharad is the Programme Manager for Innovate to Save

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Alice Turner

Alice Turner

Alice Turner

Engagement & Communications Manager, Y Lab

Alice is the Engagement and Communications Manager for Y Lab, Nesta's public services innovation lab for Wales.

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Part of
Nesta Cymru