About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

At Nesta we are currently carrying out a range of public engagement projects which seek to experiment with various methods of public engagement.

  • Experiments - we are running a number of experiments on the use of digital platforms for public engagement, to test how digital approaches can lead to both informed and inclusive conversations and also on how traditional public dialogues can be made more engaging.
  • Supporting innovators - Our Everyone Makes Innovation Policy programme has supported five organisations to test creative approaches to public engagement, from storytelling and games to art and theatre.
  • Promoting debate - We have commissioned a series of ten essays from leading thinkers on key issues for public engagement with science and innovation today.

Get in touch

If you would like to discuss any of this further, including potential partnerships, please get in touch: [email protected]


Tom Saunders

Tom Saunders

Tom Saunders

Principal Researcher

Tom was a Principal Researcher in the inclusive innovation team.

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