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

former Technology Futures Research Analyst

Christina Cornwell

Director, Health Lab

Eliza Easton

Head of Policy at the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) and Creative Economy

Nathan Elstub

Chair, Nesta Investments

Professor Jenny Gibson

Chief Scientific Adviser

Ravi Gurumurthy

Chief Executive

Dr Chris Haley

Head of New Technology & Startup Research

John Loder

Head of Strategy, Health Lab

Ben Szreter

Senior Policy Manager