About us

Across the globe, government teams are pioneering new ways to solve our biggest challenges. States of Change is a collective that exists to support this growing global movement.

States of Change brings together the world’s best public innovation practitioners and experts. Together, we’re working to enhance the quality, coherence and reach of public innovation learning, and to ultimately improve lives for citizens across the world.

We want to build the capability and culture of governments to practically deal with the complex problems they face, and to strengthen the community of practice around public innovation. Our aim is to support them on this journey by:

  • Inspiring action by sharing stories and practical experiences from public innovators across the world
  • Supporting governments to build their innovation capabilities and cultures by developing practical learning programmes
  • Building the field of public innovation by creating collaborative R&D projects to explore and test what works

Why now?

Many public innovation learning offers are falling short of equipping public officials with ‘innovation craft’ - the skills, mindset and culture that enable innovation. Our shared aim therefore is to focus on practice-led, collaborative learning that helps governments create real change.

States of Change has been initiated by Nesta, but is a collective brought to life by our faculty, our government and delivery partners and the wider community of practice.

This faculty will play a key role in delivering our learning programmes, as well as contributing to the growing body of practical experiences and knowledge that exists within the community of practice.

We are also partnering with ambitious governments to help them build their innovation capacity and grow the movement of public innovation practitioners.

This network of faculty and partners will continue to evolve as States of Change grows.


Our faculty so far...

Geoff Mulgan

Chief Executive Officer

Nesta

UK

Christian Bason

CEO

Danish Design Centre

Denmark

Sam Hannah-Rankin

Director

Department of Premier and Cabinet

Victoria, Australia

Louise Pulford

Director

Social Innovation Exchange

UK

Juan Felipe López

Executive Director

Laboratorio de Gobierno

Chile

Andrea Siodmok

Head of the Policy Lab

Cabinet Office

UK

Dominic Campbell

Director

FutureGov

UK

Milica Begovic Radojevic

Knowledge and Innovation Senior Manager

UNDP

Marco Steinberg

Director

Snowcone & Haystack

Finland

Chelsea Mauldin

Executive Director

Public Policy Lab

USA

Hefen Wong

Deputy Director

Co-Lab Design & Behavioural Insights Unit

Singapore

Paulo Malta

Director

LabX

Portugal

Beth Noveck

Director

GovLab

USA

Giulio Quaggiotto

Special Advisor

MBRCGI

UAE

Alex Ryan

VP of Systems Innovation & Program Director

MaRS Solutions Lab

Canada

Cat Tully

Co-Founder

School of International Futures

UK

Chris Vanstone

Chief Innovation Officer

The Australian Centre for Social Innovation

Australia

Anna Birney

Director

School of Systems Change

UK / Global

Rudi Borrmann

Under Secretary Public Innovation

Ministry of Modernisation

Argentina

Sascha Haschemayer

Founder

Citymart

USA

Stephane Vincent

Co-founder and director

La 27e Région

France

Brenton Caffin

Executive Director of Global Partnerships

Nesta

UK

Bas Leurs

Head of Learning Experience Design

Nesta

UK

Jesper Christiansen

Senior Programme Manager

Nesta

UK

Shatha Alhashmi

Director

MBRCGI

UAE

Joeri van den Steenhoven

Director

YINK

The Netherlands

Stephanie Wade

Lead, Innovation Teams

Bloomberg Philanthropies

USA

Keren Perla

Director of Design & Foresight

Alberta CoLab

Canada

Thomas Kalil

Chief Innovation Officer

Schmidt Futures

USA