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Case Studies on Innovation through a Recession

February 10th, 2009 No Comments

Perhaps the only thing these days as common as comments of woe and catastrophe, are comments on how the recession is an ideal time for investment and innovation. Numerous organisations, including my old employer NESTA, have released reports on innovating through the recession. We have recently been asked to put together a set of case [...]

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Some words for NESTA Investments

January 15th, 2009 No Comments

In a recent TechCrunch article, Nick Halstead of wrote some observations on the government’s new debt-related support interventions for small and medium businesses.  For odd reasons, though, he concluded the article with a brief “scathing” criticism of NESTA Investments.  Amusingly, this last paragraph seems to have generated more debate than the substance of his [...]


Pushing the Innovation Edge?

May 22nd, 2008 No Comments

After much eager anticipation, yesterday I attended Innovation Edge, NESTA’s moderately annual flagship event and exposition of all that is innovation in the UK. In a growing discussion of the event on Roland Harwood’s Connect blog, I made a few comments which seemed appropriate for reproduction here: As a NESTA alumnus, I was extremely proud [...]

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