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Can more be done to empower people as they navigate their experiences of cancer? With over 620 UK cancer charities offering guidance and support to those affected by cancer, information abundance can be almost as much of an issue as information scarcity. We explore ways that collective intelligence can enable citizens to be active decision makers in their treatment.
 
We'll see a more random approach to innovation funding, and while RoboLawyers automate legal work, AI-enabled 'City Brains' are set to manage our urban systems. See our predictions for 2019, and read Nesta's Celia Hannon on why now is the time to reflect on who stands to benefit from the changes that will soon shape our world.

What do you think? Join the conversation on social media using #NestaPredicts.
 
 
What are the biggest challenges facing the creative economy? From skills for the future to greater diversity and inclusion, how can the creative economy embrace innovation and get to grips with sustainability?

In the run up to our first creative economy symposium, we explore alternative futures for the creative industries.
 
The century is still young but we’ve already seen scientific and tech breakthroughs make the leap from the margins to mainstream applications. Artificial intelligence in particular dominates public debate - but what’s on the horizon as the next generation of discoveries?

Nesta's new Tipping Point prize is looking for the best articles on technologies for the public good that are set to come of age in the coming decade.

Find out more about how to apply.
 
 
Technology can help us tackle some of the major challenges facing our health service. Last week, Nesta welcomed the Long Term Plan for NHS England but stressed that a people-powered approach must guide changes aimed at bringing the sector into the next phase of the digital age. Halima Khan, Executive Director of Nesta's Health Lab, explains.
 
 
Is government fit for purpose? The challenges we face today are many and far more complex than they once were, meaning they require a radical rethink about what we want government to be, what it should do and how it should work.

We need new ways of thinking for the next decade and we think you could help.
 
Why do some startups in Europe scale while others struggle to grow? In a recent report we looked at different funding methods and real-life success stories to provide practical guidance on financing options that lead to growth. As part of our study, we spoke to 26 entrepreneurs from across Europe who explained their paths to success.

Find out about their journeys and what helped them to grow.
 
If you've got festival blues, you'll be pleased to hear that we will soon be announcing the new FutureFest series. To be the first to hear the latest information and line-up announcements, sign up to our festival newsletter. Take a look at the taster video below to see some of the highlights.
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