Nesta is an innovation charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life.
We are dedicated to supporting ideas that can help improve all our lives, with activities ranging from early stage investment to in-depth research and practical programmes. We don’t work alone – we rely on the strength of the partnerships we form with you and with others to make change happen.
We believe that innovation – the creation and use of new ideas – is the primary source of human progress. We believe that more of the resources devoted to innovation should back ideas that serve the common good, and as a charitable foundation we exist to promote innovation for everyone’s benefit, and use our resources – money, people, convening power – to promote these new ideas.