Nesta Reopens Collective Intelligence Grants

Nesta is once again offering grants for projects that generate new knowledge on how to advance collective intelligence as a means of solving social problems.

Although there is an emerging academic discipline of collective intelligence and a field of promising practice, it is small compared to artificial intelligence. Nesta wants to focus more resource and build greater knowledge on the potential for innovation when human and machine intelligence is combined by working with others around the world.

As a first step, Nesta is offering grants for organisations to do this through practical experiments that will provide actionable and generalisable insights into good collective intelligence design.

For the current round, £500,000 is available to be awarded through individual grants of up to £30,000. Nesta is especially interested in proposals related to education, the future of work, government innovation and health. It is also open to ideas that do not fit within these areas, such as the environment and climate change, urban development, or international development.

Nesta welcomes applications from registered organisations based anywhere in the UK or internationally. This call is relevant for applicants already combining human and machine intelligence, and that wish to test a variety of approaches or a new approach to better understand what works in designing/applying collective intelligence for social good.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is Friday 25 October 2019.

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