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Readie is a European digital policy centre, set up as an alliance for research and policy into the digital economy in 2015. We promote digital policies that benefit society and drive economic growth.

Readie brings European governments together to share digital policies and discuss new ideas. Specifically, we collaborate with policymakers and ministers that lead digital transformation programmes and develop digital economy policies.

We connect our policymaker network with industry experts, leading economists, researchers, and digital businesses to tackle current challenges and explore new ideas to harness the opportunities of digital transformation, such as:

  • How can governments build thriving digital economies?
  • How can digital policies support skilled, confident and inclusive societies?
  • How can digital policies equally benefit society, entrepreneurs and businesses?
  • How might governments design better policies?

Our approach

We help policymakers make the most of Europe’s digital economy by:

  • Sharing practical ideas and innovative approaches to digital policymaking
  • Producing research and analysis about digital transformation
  • Connecting governments, businesses and experts through our summits, roundtables and workshops.

At the heart of Readie is a network of organisations working within the digital economy, from London School of Economics and Political Science to Poland’s DElab.

Readie is run and managed by Nesta, while Nesta and Google co-fund Readie’s core costs. Through a combination of financial and in-kind support, other organisations have supported Readie events and activities, inlcuding NEMODE (funded by Research Councils UK), the University of Greenwich, the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, RKW Kompetenzzentrum, Tillväxtverket (the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth) and Vinnova (the Swedish innovation agency).

While Readie works with different funders and partners, independence is at the heart of our mission. We publish details of those we work with and all of our findings so that we can continue to create the open collaboration needed for a fairer digital economy.

Get in touch

To get in touch about working together, contact the team at [email protected] or on +44(0)207 438 2677.

Project partners

Team

Valerie Mocker

Valerie Mocker

Valerie Mocker

Head of Development & European Digital Policy

Valerie and her team focus on helping policy makers, corporates and entrepreneurs make the most of the digital transformation. Most recently, Valerie launched Readie, a centre that h...

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Olivia Chapman

Olivia Chapman

Olivia Chapman

Policy and Communications Manager, Readie

Olivia is Policy and Communications Manager for Readie, the European policy centre run by Nesta. Olivia co-authored two “Digital Pulse” reports that explore how open UK and German pe...

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Carmen Margarit-Stoica

Carmen Margarit-Stoica

Carmen Margarit-Stoica

Programme Coordinator, Readie

Carmen is the Programme Coordinator for Readie, the European digital policy centre run by Nesta. Carmen previously supported Nesta's State of Small Business project. Prior to joining...

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Felix Szabo

Felix Szabo

Felix Szabo

Researcher

Felix is a Researcher for Readie, a policy centre helping to connect European policymakers and promote better digital policy and innovation.

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Jack Orlik

Jack Orlik

Jack Orlik

Senior Researcher for Readie

Jack is a Senior Researcher for Readie. Before joining Nesta, Jack worked as an innovation consultant in the commercial sector, where he designed new approaches for developing and ev...

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