Office Hour with Laura Bunt & Louise Marston

Location: Sponsor Pavilion (Table A)

Join Laura Bunt, Lead Policy Advisor, Public & Social Innovation, Nesta & Louise Marston, Head of Innovation & Economic Growth, Nesta

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Laura Bunt


Laura is Nesta’s Lead Policy Advisor for Public and Social Innovation. Since joining Nesta in 2009, Laura has worked on innovation trends and imperatives within public and social policy, and the methods and policies that can strengthen the impact of innovation in these fields.

Prior to this, Laura was a project coordinator and networks manager at the RSA, building and supporting the Fellowship as a network for civic innovation.

She previously worked with the think tank Demos, developed a range of independent creative projects and has managed a busy London restaurant. Laura graduated from Oxford University in 2006 with a BA (Hons) in Classics.

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Louise Marston


I work on innovation in businesses using new technologies at NESTA, an independent body with a mission to make the UK more innovative.

I joined NESTA in 2009 and have authored reports on a semiconductor design cluster and the need for collaboration in the biomedical industry. I also co-ordinate a series of events on emerging technologies. Big Data is a theme of my work for 2012.


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