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Director of Explorations, NestaAs Director of Explorations at Nesta, Celia Hannon plays a cross-cutting role with responsibility for strategy on futures. She joined Nesta in January 2015 to design challenge prizes aiming to stimulate breakthroughs in future technologies in Europe. She has also established new innovation funds in the public, corporate and social sector, including Nesta's Open Up Challenge. Prior to joining Nesta she was a US-UK Fulbright Scholar at New York University and a Fellow at the US innovation centre GovLab. Celia’s career in the UK also includes several years as Head of the Family and Society Programme at Demos.