• The tenets of innovation

    Because NESTA is all about innovation, I do a lot of reading about the topic. I recently read Suw Charman’s post about the sources of innovation, and republished/summarised the key takeaways on my work blog: Innovation does not have a size…it can be a small change that helps solve a big problem. Innovation is not […]

  • Where are all the UK web startups?

    One of my colleagues at NESTA informed me that the total amount of UK venture capital dedicated to tech startups is just 1.6% of the total amount of money invested by UK VC every year. That’s shockingly low. My blog post about it over on the NESTA blogs generated quite a flurry of response… have […]

  • Social web for social issues

    I can’t believe it, but I am going to link to Microsoft… A post I wrote on the NESTA blogs about the winner of Microsoft’s Design IT competition, which is a screensaver created by user-generated content designed to help Alzheimer’s sufferers store their personal memories: The screensaver is a simple application with the “why didn’t […]

  • Web 2.0: solving the little problems

    A post I wrote following up on the Wobble 2.0 event, hosted over at the NESTA blogs. It’s about the fact that I don’t think Web 2.0 is necessarily about solving the big problems of the world, but instead solving the little problems that make you think “There must be a better/easier way of doing […]