NESTA is the largest single endowment devoted exclusively to supporting talent, innovation and creativity in the UK. Their mission is to transform the UK's capacity for innovation and invest in early stage companies, inform innovation policy and encourage a culture that helps innovation to flourish. NESTA uses its resources to build and test new models of innovation, often working in partnership with other organisations.
It focuses on the following areas of work:
- Educating young people
- Creative economy, arts and culture
- Government innovation
- Innovation policy
- Futures and explorations