Figshare is a New Radical Winner!
New Radicals is a search led by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, and The Observer to find the top people, projects and organisations offering innovative ways to tackle social challenges. The initiative was launched for the first time in 2012 and this year’s applications and nominations were invited across ten different categories: community action; environment; health; employment/jobs; politics; media; architecture and the arts; science and technology; business; education; and food.
“New Radicals celebrates the often unsung heroes who are blazing new trails that could benefit us all, whether in schools or care homes, science or the arts. It’s designed to complement the very familiar lists that celebrate the rich, the powerful and the famous, and we hope that once again the list can inspire others to turn their enthusiasm and ideas into practical change for the better” – Geoff Mulgan, CEO of Nesta.
Figshare has been creating a lot of buzz in the world of academic publishing and data sharing. In July it was named Startup of the Week by Wired. In April, Mark Hahnel, founder of Figshare, did a popular Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit’s science section.
You can also find out more about Mark and the development of Figshare by watching their Founder Story here.