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 Olivier Usher

Olivier Usher

Nesta Challenges - United Kingdom

Bio

Oli leads Nesta Challenges’ research team. He helps to identify promising areas for innovation and choose the most impactful focus for new prizes. He has played a role in the development of much of our portfolio of prizes including the first stage of the Climate Smart Cities Challenge, the Mobility Unlimited Challenge, Flying High, Open Up and many others. Alongside work on Nesta Challenges programmes, he has advised governments in Europe, North America and the Middle East, as well as the European Commission, on how to maximise the impact of their challenge prize programmes. Prior to joining Nesta, he worked in science public relations, including a period as Public Information Officer for an ESA centre in Munich, where he coordinated European media relations for the Hubble Space Telescope.