Nesta is an innovation charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life. Established in 1998 as the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts, it was originally a UK public body designed to promote creativity, talent and innovation across a wide spectrum of areas and interests. It became an independent charity in 2012. We are dedicated to supporting ideas that can help improve all our lives, with activities ranging from early stage investment to in-depth research and practical programmes.