Acknowledgements

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We are very grateful to all the schemes that shared data with us: 3M Young Innovators Challenge, Apps for Good, the Big Bang Competition, Code Club, CREST, Faraday Challenge Days, Institute of Imagination, Little Inventors, Primary Engineer and Teentech, and all the consultees who took time to speak with us about this report. They are listed in the Appendix.

Initial research for this report was carried out by AlphaPlus, and we would like to thank Hayley Limmer and Andrew Boyle for all their work in shaping this project. We have built on AlphaPlus’ research and any mistakes or omissions remain our own.

At Nesta, we’d like to thank the following colleagues who have provided invaluable input and help at various stages in this project: Javahir Askari, Albert Bravo-Biosca, Luca Bonavita, Jonathan Bone, Kirsten Bound, Jed Cinnamon, Ella Duffy, Triin Edovald, Teo Firpo, Juliet Grant, Will Hoyles, Joysy John, Maddy Kavanagh, Geoff Mulgan, Hannah Owen, Alessandro Palmieri, Isaac Stanley and Steph Welstead.

Authors

Madeleine Gabriel

Madeleine Gabriel

Madeleine Gabriel

Head of Inclusive Innovation

Madeleine Gabriel leads international projects that explore how new models of innovation can tackle big social challenges. Her current work includes a study on whether and how the conc…

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Juliet Ollard

Juliet Ollard

Juliet Ollard

Researcher, Inclusive Innovation

Juliet is a Researcher working on a joint project between the Inclusive Innovation and Education teams.

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Nancy Wilkinson

Nancy Wilkinson

Nancy Wilkinson

Senior Programme Manager, Education

Nancy leads Nesta's work on technology and education, overseeing a partnership with the Department for Education to help schools make more effective use of technology.

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