We are proud to announce this year’s finalists and congratulate all the fantastic businesses, people and initiatives that are paving the way for a more inclusive, accessible and better world through the power of digital technology.

The finalists have been selected across the 10 categories, including the Sustainability Award and AI for Good Award, which are new this year. They include businesses, charities and young people who are tackling some of the biggest issues of our time, including social isolation caused by the pandemic, research into rare diseases, diversity in the tech industry and improving health services for people in remote communities.

Robin Christopherson - credit Alex Barker
Chair of Judges, Robin Christopherson, AbilityNet

Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet and Chair of the Awards Judging Panel said, “If there’s anything that the last year has taught us, it is that technology is a powerful tool that keeps everyone connected and supports those in need.

“This year’s finalists help to fill the gaps where accessibility and inclusion fall through with the current technology landscape, providing life changing resources and tools for those in need. I’m really looking forward to seeing these finalists progress and what they achieve following the Tech4Good Awards.”

The 2021 finalists are:

Tech4Good Accessibility Award – sponsored by Google

  • TranscribeGlass – affordable real-time captioning glasses
  • Grackle Suite
  • NaviLens – empowering the visually impaired
  • Voiceitt
  • KIBO

Tech4Good AI For Good Award

  • Theator
  • Healx
  • MirrorHR
  • AI powered COVID response by the Sepsis Trust & Accenture
  • Boosted Brarista – visual breast form fittings for women who have had breast cancer

Tech4Good Arts & Culture Award – sponsored by iDiversity Consulting

  • Ruthanne Baxter
  • Yodomo Ltd
  • Girmit
  • Disabled Artists’ Network CIC
  • More Human

Tech4Good Community Impact Award – supported by Good Things Foundation

  • Talk Kit: accessible citizen reporter training
  • Galloway’s Tech Ability Project
  • N-compass Digital Carers Support
  • vHelp – digital payments for the volunteers and vulnerable people
  • Girls Into Coding Empowering Girls Through Tech

Tech4Good Digital Volunteer Award – sponsored by Do IT

  • Pat Maskell
  • David Mallory
  • Jordan Pearson
  • Bernadette Bourgoin
  • Libby Swan

Tech4Good Education Award – sponsored by Lenovo

  • I Learn From Home
  • Empathy Week
  • Creative Computing Club
  • African Storybook Maker
  • American Sign Language Lens

Tech4Good For Africa Award – sponsored by Comic Relief

  • The Haller Farmers App
  • ijusticehub
  • Peek for Community and School Eye Health in Africa
  • UAfya – Every1Mobile
  • Unlocking Women and Technology

Tech4Good Sustainability Award

  • Project Vana
  • The Edinburgh Remakery
  • Tech-Takeback
  • Solapodz

Tech4Good Workplace Inclusion Award – sponsored by Microsoft

  • SCULPT for Accessibility
  • HashHackCode
  • Caption.Ed : Enabling inclusion in the workplace
  • Black in Tech
  • GOVindicia

Tech4Good Young Pioneer Award – sponsored by BT

  • Isabella
  • FrankEinstein (re use & repurpose)
  • Green Food Score
  • Fighting Fly Tipping
  • Huracan Makina

Mark Walker, Head of Marketing & Communications at AbilityNet, commented, “We’ve had an overwhelming response to this year’s Tech4Good Awards, and a higher standard than ever before.

Mark Walker of AbilityNet, organiser of the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards
Mark Walker of AbilityNet, organiser of the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards

“It’s clear that more and more people are looking how tech can help address the biggest problems we face, and we are proud to be celebrating their work and giving them the support they need to make an even bigger impact.”

The winners will be announced during an all-new online Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 14 July 2021.