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Peter Baeck is head of collaborative economy research at Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation. Peter has led on much of Nesta’s research into crowdfunding and P2P lending as an innovative way of financing products and services. He is the author of ‘Pushing Boundaries’ (2015), ‘Understanding Alternative Finance’ (2014) and ‘Working the Crowd’ (2013), ‘Crowdingin’ (2013) and helped set up the UK’s first crowdfunding directory www.crowdingin.com. Peter is a frequent blogger, commentator and speaker on crowdfunding and the collaborative economy.
As part of his research in to public sector innovation Peter lead on a large 18 months study on mapping and understanding digital social innovation in Europe for DG connect, co– authored a large study on public sector innovation labs in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropy and co-authored Rethinking Smart Cities from the Ground Up which highlighted the growing importance of civic tech solutions in smart cities.
Peter tweets at @PeterBaeck