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Laurie leads on strategic foresight for Nesta.

He oversees much of the organisation’s research into emerging trends, novel technologies and promising interventions. The Discovery Hub, of which he is part, embeds strategic foresight at the heart of Nesta and helps test high potential ideas before applying them in our programmes.

Prior to joining Nesta he worked at the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, where he led on emerging technologies and futures, and before that managed a team focused on science and innovation policy. Previously he worked at the Academy of Medical Sciences on medical science and international health policy. During that time he undertook secondments at the Department for International Development and Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

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