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Decades of research have shown that innovation is the most important driver of long-term prosperity, and that innovative businesses create more jobs and grow faster.

We called for a new conversation about economic growth, and propose that the answers to some of the UK’s big economic questions lie in how we encourage and use innovation.

Team

Stian Westlake

Stian Westlake

Stian Westlake

Executive Director of Policy and Research

Stian led Nesta's Policy and Research team. His research interests included the measurement of innovation and its effects on productivity, the role of high-growth businesses in the e...

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Louise Marston

Louise Marston

Louise Marston

Director of Innovation Policy and Futures

Louise was Director of Innovation Policy and Futures within the Policy and Research team. She managed Nesta's work on innovation policy and technology futures. She previously worked ...

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Albert Bravo-Biosca

Albert Bravo-Biosca

Albert Bravo-Biosca

Director, Innovation Growth Lab

Albert is Director of the Innovation Growth Lab at Nesta. The Innovation Growth Lab (IGL) is a global collaboration of governments, foundations and researchers that develops and test...

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Jen Rae

Jen Rae

Jen Rae

Head of UK Innovation Policy at Nesta

Jen Rae is a policy advisor on innovation and economic growth for Nesta’s Policy and Research team. She is responsible for producing evidence-based policy from Nesta’s wide range of ...

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