We invest in: edtech, foodtech, healthtech, climate tech, the future of work and productivity.
We look for projects that are closely aligned to Nesta’s Mission impact goals; improving school readiness at age 5 and secondary school attainment, tackling obesity, reducing household carbon emissions and improving productivity.
Nesta is an investment partner in UKRI’s Healthy Ageing Challenge. We provide funding for businesses that are developing solutions to extend years of healthy living. You can find out more about this here.
Our Arts and Culture Capital programme provides loan capital for organisations operating in the creative economy
You can read more about Nesta’s work here.
We look for companies that:
Improve efficiency and deliver at scale
Technology tools changing the way we interact, communicate, understand and make decisions provide unprecedented opportunities to re-engineer systems, processes and entire value chains to make step changes in resource efficiency. This enables us to make radical improvements to the outcomes achieved across our core themes at low marginal cost and at scale.
We live in a world of constantly improving knowledge of personal, environmental and cultural factors shaping our individual needs. We are developing novel and ever increasing forms of personalisation data and powerful analysis tools that allow us to understand how those factors can be shaped or exploited to help us. We are developing highly agile and adaptive design and production technologies for products and services that will enable us to implement solutions that are designed around individual needs in order to deliver the most effective support to people in need.
Leverage knowledge and data
We now have access to massive datasets which have the power to transform the way we see the world and our ability to change it. New types of data analytics, drawing on new and varied sources of data can help deliver improved outcomes for people and planet.