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October 22, 2014

New Radicals

Last month NESTA and the Observer announced their list of 2014’s Fifty New Radicals – those people and projects working to change society for the better.  Congratulations to the two New Radicals from Scotland – democracy innovators at So Say Scotland and support for new entrepreneurs at Nightriders. Worth having a look at the list. Some really good projects to be inspired by – many based around the sharing economy.  Only complaint – why so many from London and why so few from Scotland? 



Who are the people and organisations changing society for the better?  See them here. For the second time, Nesta has joined forces with The Observer to present a list of the social entrepreneurs and innovators using their technical expertise, community influence, scientific prowess and artistic bravery for social good.

Our 2014 New Radicals list showcases a generation of radical thinkers, campaigners, designers and community activists working in the UK today. We received over 1,000 submissions to our call for nominations which our judging panel distilled into the list of 50 presented below.

Our hope is that by shining a light on some of these trailblazing ideas, many of which are currently operating below the radar, they’ll be given the recognition and encouragement needed to grow, as well as inspiring others to follow in their footsteps.

Read what Nesta chief executive Geoff Mulgan has to say about this year’s New Radicals

To see the full list of 2014 New Radicals click here