NESTA is the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts - an independent body with a mission to make the UK more innovative.

Our endowment status means we operate at no cost to the UK taxpayer.

We invest in early-stage companies, inform policy, and deliver practical programmes that inspire others to solve the big challenges of the future.

NESTA does not work alone. Our success depends on the strength of the partnerships we form with innovators, policymakers, community organisations, educators and other investors. We bring the best ideas, new flows of capital and talented people together, and encourage others to develop them further.


Harry Armstrong

Senior Researcher - Policy and Research

Jessica Bland

Technology Futures Research Analyst

Christina Cornwell

Director, Health Lab

Halima Khan

Executive Director, Nesta Health Lab

John Loder

Head of Strategy, Health Lab

Dr Geoff Mulgan

Chief Executive Officer

Stian Westlake

Senior Fellow

Professor James Wilsdon

Associate Fellow