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.

Charlotte Reypens

Charlotte carries out research projects to understand how startups and entrepreneurship can be supported across Europe.

Charlotte’s research focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation. As part of the Startup Europe Partnership 2.0, she will explore topics related to scaleups, entrepreneurial motivations to grow, and corporate-startup collaborations.

Prior to Nesta, she was a postdoc at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick. During her postdoc, she used experimental methods to study the effect of ethnic and gender diversity on decision-making. Charlotte obtained her PhD from the University of Antwerp (Belgium). For her PhD research, she combined qualitative and quantitative methods to examine how collaborative innovation between multiple, diverse stakeholders can be supported in public-private partnerships. Charlotte was also a visiting researcher at the University of Texas at Dallas and at Columbia University.