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?
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.