Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality. It also means changing lives for the better. This is what keeps us awake at night and gets us out of bed in the morning.
How do we bring these ideas to life? We’re restless thinkers. We constantly question and experiment. We tackle challenges through our unique combination of expertise, skills and funding. Our approach is practical and collaborative, driven by a rigorous use of evidence and data, emerging technology and the power of people.
We work in areas where there are big challenges facing society, from the frontiers of personalised healthcare to stretched public services and a fast-changing jobs market.
Nesta is based in the UK and supported by a financial endowment. We work with partners around the globe to bring bold ideas to life to change the world for good.
Formerly NESTA, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, we were established in 1998 with an endowment from the UK National Lottery. In 2012 we became an independent charity.