Dr. Ben Reid, principal researcher, Nesta
Prior to Nesta, Ben was head of open innovation at the Big Innovation Centre, and a senior researcher at The Work Foundation. He worked on projects ranging from corporate and government open innovation, to youth employment, social media at work, the creative industries, the changing employment deal, and design innovation policy.
He collaborated on the development of London Creative and Digital Fusion, an EU-funded programme supporting London-based creative and digital SMEs. He also worked for nine years as a researcher and lecturer at Henley Business School, teaching people management, innovation and research methods on their global MBA and DBA programmes. His research clients at Henley included Ford Motor Company, Petroleum Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), the Department for Education, the EU Commission, and the BBC.
Ben holds a PhD from Henley Business School at the University of Reading, which focused on the evaluation of management and leadership development programme.
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