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We help people become better innovators for the common good by providing content, learning experiences and strategic support to improve innovation skills and embed them into everyday practice.

Many organisations are struggling to keep up in a fast changing world to deliver things that people need. If we want the world to be a better place we think it’s important that people and organisations find and deliver better ways of doing things. We call this innovation.

We know there is a lot of hot air when it comes to talking about innovation.

We want to cut through this and help people in simple, practical ways to become better innovators for the common good.

We do this by providing:

  • Easy to understand content on what innovation is and how to do it
  • Inspiring learning experiences to give people the confidence to adopt new ways of working
  • Advice and support to organisations so they can improve their ability to innovate.

We want to take people on a learning journey. We do this through three different stages:

Ultimately, we want to see innovation methods and approaches become part of everyday practice.

Organisations we have worked with include the OECD, UNDP, Rockefeller Foundation, British Council, DfID India, Government of Chile and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

Get in touch

If you'd like to find out more, please contact us at: [email protected]

Team

Brenton Caffin

Brenton Caffin

Brenton Caffin

Executive Director, Global Innovation Partnerships

Brenton is Nesta’s Executive Director, Global Innovation Partnerships, leading Nesta's work globally to help people and organisations get better at innovating for the common good. He...

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Sonja Dahl

Sonja Dahl

Sonja Dahl

Head of Innovation Learning Programmes

As Head of Innovation Learning Programmes, Sonja is responsible for designing and delivering Nesta’s Innovation Skills programmes for the public and community sectors.

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Bas Leurs

Bas Leurs

Bas Leurs

Head of Learning Experience Design

Bas is Head of Learning Experience Design in the Innovation Skills team. His role is to ensure that Nesta’s learning experiences – whether online or face-to-face – are high quality, ...

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Glen Mehn

Glen Mehn

Glen Mehn

Head of Development Innovation, Innovation Skills

Glen is Head of Development Innovation in the Innovation Skills team at Nesta. His role is to work with organisations around the world at the sharp end of social problems, and help t...

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Jesper Christiansen

Jesper Christiansen

Jesper Christiansen

Head of Strategy and Development

Jesper is the Head of Strategy and Development in Nesta’s Innovation Skills team, contributing to Nesta's work to help people and organisations get better at innovating for the publi...

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Isobel Roberts

Isobel Roberts

Isobel Roberts

Content and Communications Manager, Innovation Skills

Isobel works in the Innovation Skills team as Content and Communications Manager, helping to build Nesta's learning and development offering.

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Georgina Innes

Georgina Innes

Georgina Innes

Learning Services Manager

Georgina works in the Innovation Skills team as a Learning Services Manager.

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Layla Gemmell

Layla Gemmell

Layla Gemmell

Team Co-ordinator

Layla works in the Innovation Skills team as Team Co-ordinator, supporting the team in building Nesta's learning and development offering.

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Kimberley Ballantyne

Kimberley Ballantyne

Kimberley Ballantyne

Learning Services Manager

Kimberley works in the Innovation Skills team as a Learning Services Manager, helping to build and deliver Nesta’s learning and skills offer. She is specifically responsible for the ...

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Elena Oyon

Elena Oyon

Elena Oyon

Learning Services Manager

Elena's role involves managing the delivery of evidence masterclasses and working with the Skills team to help build its learning and development.

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Kelly Duggan

Kelly Duggan

Kelly Duggan

Learning Experience Designer

Kelly is a Learning Experience Designer in the Innovation Skills team.

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Nicole Barling-Luke

Nicole Barling-Luke

Nicole Barling-Luke

Learning Services Manager, Innovation Skills

Nicole works in the Innovation Skills team as a Learning Services Manager. She supports the practical implementation of Nesta’s public sector learning programme.

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Diana Hidalgo

Diana Hidalgo

Diana Hidalgo

Design and Production Assistant, Innovation Skills

Diana is the Design and Production Assistant for the Innovation Skills team. She works across several programmes to help develop visually engaging and informative content, as well as...

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