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Helping to solve some of society’s biggest problems
Nesta Challenges exists to design challenge prizes that help solve pressing problems that lack solutions. We shine a spotlight where it matters and incentivise people to solve these issues.
We are independent supporters of change to help communities thrive and inspire the best placed and most diverse groups of people around the world to take action.
We support the boldest and bravest ideas to become real, and seed long term change to advance society and build a better future for everyone. Nesta Challenges is part of the global innovation foundation Nesta.
Challenge prizes create breakthrough innovation, help innovators thrive and unlock systemic change.
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