Nesta Italia tests and grows new ideas to address Italy’s most pressing societal challenges.

Based in Turin, Nesta Italia is a partnership between the global innovation foundation Nesta, and Compagnia di San Paolo, one of Italy’s largest and oldest philanthropic foundations.

Nesta Italia supports innovation in education; responses to migration; health and ageing; and the arts and cultural heritage – using Nesta’s proven innovation methods to encourage social innovation in Italy.

We use our knowledge, networks, funding and skills – working in partnership with others across Italy, including governments, businesses and charities.

  • We see – We make sense of  opportunities and challenges
  • We spark – We generate new ideas from many sources
  • We shape – We help to test, grow and adapt promising solutions
  • We shift – We change whole systems