Nesta (formerly NESTA, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) is an independent charity that works to increase the innovation capacity of the UK.
The organisation acts through a combination of practical programmes, investment, policy and research, and the formation of partnerships to promote innovation across a broad range of sectors.
Nesta was originally funded by a £250 million endowment from the UK National Lottery. The endowment is now kept in trust, and Nesta uses the interest from the trust to meet its charitable objects and to fund and support its projects.
The charity is registered in England and Wales with charity no. 1144091 and in Scotland with no. SC042833
Nesta may refer to:
- Nesta (charity), an innovation charity in the UK, formerly the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA)
- Nesta (gastropod), a genus of gastropods