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Digital social innovation

This network aims to engage a diverse range of actors. Among these is the growing movement of technology entrepreneurs and innovators in civil society developing inspiring digital solutions to social challenges - from social networks for those living with chronic health conditions to online platforms using open data to create more transparency about public spending.

Meet your network facilitator...

Matt is a researcher at Nesta, the UK's innovation foundation, where he focuses on collaborative economy and digital social innovation. He is currently co-leading the European Commission-funded DSI4EU project which is researching, mapping and supporting the community of people using technology for social good across Europe. Prior to this, he has worked on research and policy into policy and regulation in the collaborative economy and how collaborative models can be harnessed to deliver social impact. 

Prior to his current role Matt worked in the education and jobs teams at Nesta, working on a range of projects including the Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund and a report on innovation commissioned by the UK Department for Work and Pensions. He also developed Nesta's Living Map of Jobs Innovators. Matt previously worked in communications and in a think tank, giving him a range of experience in different fields. He has a first-class degree in French and Spanish from the University of Oxford. 

Matt is always on the lookout for new people to talk to, learn from and partner with, so please do drop him a line whenever on matt.stokes@nesta.org.uk

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