Project Lead

Mark Griffiths



Join Date

October 2009

What I do

Mark worked in Nesta’s Innovation Lab on programmes that involved young people.  

This included the young people strand of the Centre for Social Action and our work on digital education. His work at Nesta focused on getting more students coding, better use of digital technologies within mainstream school life and greater involvement of volunteers and student peers in learning – both in or out of school. 
Mark has expertise in the methods, techniques and processes of innovation.  He has worked on programmes around diffusing innovative ideas, including supporting the People's Supermarket to codify and publish their methods in a book. 


Before joining Nesta, Mark worked in the private sector with a focus on technology driven innovation and the delivery of that innovation at scale.
He is a graduate of University College, London, where he received a First class degree in Philosophy. He is a volunteer literacy and numeracy tutor at his local youth centre, and supports a number of charities working in early years settings.


Backing organisations that use the capacity and enthusiasm of volunteers to drive change is a key focus for Nesta – something I was lucky enough to contribute to when I worked for its Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund. I’m now a fully-fledged Nesta alumnus and the new boy at Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group.
Mark Griffiths
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
A new competition from IC Tomorrow (a Technology Strategy Board programme) and Nesta offers up to £48,000 to develop ideas that make great use of technology to support learning.
Mark Griffiths
Monday, 4 March 2013
Like most parents with young children, I get a lot of joy from imagining what type of boy my young son will turn out to be (here's my best guess: sporty, intrigued by the world, cheeky, and a giggler).
Mark Griffiths
Friday, 11 January 2013
On Monday, I attended the Education Endowment Foundation's Evidence in Action Seminar, which was full of good people, proposing good ideas, for closer aligning what goes on in the classroom with what we know about learning. However, I was struck that there was no talk of how technology can support this aspiration. As I often do, I thought I would collect my thoughts in a blog post.
Mark Griffiths
Friday, 30 November 2012