About Us

Nesta is a global innovation foundation. We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time.

Our mission is to spark and shape new ideas that improve how the world works for everyone. We use our knowledge, networks, funding and skills - working in partnership with others, including governments, businesses and charities. We are a UK charity but work all over the world, supported by a financial endowment.

• We see - we spot opportunities in challenges
• We spark - we generate novel ideas to solve big problems that matter to everyone
• We shape - we provide the help needed for promising ideas to grow and adapt
• We shift - we join with others to back world-changing ideas