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Longitude Prize Lounge Event


Monday, 16 June 2014 from 18:00 to 19:30 (BST)

Longitude Prize Lounge Event

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Nesta and the Longitude Committee would like to invite you to an evening at the Science Museum to discuss some of today’s greatest scientific and technological challenges with some of the world’s great scientific minds and entrepreneurial talent.
The Longitude Lounge will be an opportunity to hear more about Longitude Prize 2014, Nesta’s flagship challenge prize, and be a part of a conversation about how innovators can transform our world for the better.
Longitude Prize 2014 has launched and seeks to solve one of the biggest scientific challenges of our time including reducing the environmental impact of air travel, halting the rise of resistance to antibiotics and ensuring everyone can have access to safe and clean water.  We are now asking the whole of the UK to get involved and have their say in deciding which should be the focus of Longitude Prize 2014 through a public vote.
We want you to also play a role in deciding the focus of the prize and to start thinking creatively about how we can come up with solutions.
At the event we will be joined by:


Rt Hon David Willetts MP

Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal

Naveen Jain, entrepreneur and philanthropist

Daisy Ginsberg, designer, artist and writer

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia


This will be followed by a discussion about the six challenges, and how the innovation community can work together to help solve them.

The Prize, supported by the Technology Strategy Board, the UK’s innovation agency, as launch funding partner and announced by the Prime Minister at the G8 last year, commemorates the 300th anniversary of the British government throwing down the gauntlet to find longitude at sea – the greatest scientific challenge of the 18th century. 

Please do kindly register your place below to reserve one of the ninety places available.
We look forward to seeing you on the night.

Do you have questions about Longitude Prize Lounge Event? Contact Nesta

When & Where

Science Museum
Exhibition Rd
SW7 2DD London
United Kingdom

Monday, 16 June 2014 from 18:00 to 19:30 (BST)

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Nesta is the UK's innovation foundation. We help people and organisations bring great ideas to life. We do this by providing investments and grants and mobilising research, networks and skills. We are an independent charity and our work is enabled by an endowment from the National Lottery. Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833. For more information, please visit:

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