Research and Development

Find out about the research and development projects we're setting up to help explore and tests what works in the field.

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One of the goals of States of Change is to proactively address the common challenges that innovation practitioners face again and again. The field of public innovation is still emerging and evolving, and so our aim is to inspire action through practice-oriented, collaborative R&D activities and to develop the field based on practice rather than theory.

A core principle of our R&D work involves the ongoing input, support and validation from the wider community of practice. Because of the evolving nature of the field, any recommendations, insights or learning offer in this space needs to be designed and developed in continuous close relationship with the leading practitioners in the field. We want to tap into the intelligence and experience of the community of practice, so to find out about getting involved please get in touch with Jesper Christiansen, Head of Strategy and Development in Nesta's Innovation Skills team.

In the meantime, explore our R&D work so far in the stories below.