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

They see a future full of potential, where new ideas solve the big challenges that matter to everyone. They seek out, spark and shape powerful new ideas, joining with others to take on the big challenges of our time and shift how the world works for everyone.

New ideas are the key to human progress, prosperity and happiness. In a rapidly changing world, they believe we need new ideas to tackle the big challenges we all face and empower people to shape the future.

The kinds of big challenges Nesta tackle include the pressures of an ageing population; stretched public services; and a fast changing jobs market.

CEO of Nesta, Geoff Mulgan is the founder of SIX. Nesta are a member of the SIX Global Council and the exectuive board

They also supported the Unusual Suspects festival in 2015, 2016 & 2017, as well as the Wayfinder event in London.