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Tech4Good Award Winners 2021

Accessibility Award 2021


A new way for visually impaired people to lead independent lives, now adopted by Kellogs on its breakfast cereals. The NaviLens marker can be read over long distances, helping visually impaired people carry out everyday … Read more

AI For Good Award 2021


Healx is one of the only biotech companies in the world using AI and machine learning for the specific aim of discovering and developing treatments for rare disease patients in need.

Arts and Culture Awards 2021

Prescribe Culture

Take 30 Together Virtual (T30TV), a new wellbeing-initiative led by the University’s museums service, gives students the opportunity to explore destinations such as Edinburgh Castle, Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum of Technology and Transport in New … Read more

BT Young Pioneer Award 2021

FrankEinstein Upcycling App

11 year old Otto came up with the idea of an automatic ‘upcycling ideas’ App.

Community Impact Award 2021


n-compass is one of the largest Carers Services providers, supporting over 40,000 Carers annually. Our specialist support aims to improve Carers’ health and wellbeing and enable them to continue in their role for as long as they choose.  

Digital Volunteer

Pat Maskell

Joining AbilityNet as a volunteer in 2014, supporting older and disabled people with their tech at home Pat has dealt with over 1800 enquiries…

Education Award 2021

African Storybook Maker

The Maker is a freely available, easy-to-use App which enables adults and children to create, publish and share their own storybooks in a language of their choice. Once downloaded, the App, can be used offline, making it suitable for use in environments where … Read more

Sustainability Award 2021


Revitalized soils can bring agronomic (soil structure and fertility), food quality (nutritional density), and environmental (massive carbon sequestration) solutions.  Our Soil prebiotic NUTRIGEO is designed to be practical to farmers: liquid form, acceptable dose rate, and … Read more

Tech4Good for Africa Award 2021

Peek Vision

Peek Vision develops evidence-based smartphone technology and public health tools to help our partners deliver more efficient, more effective and more equitable eye health programmes. By working with health providers, NGOs and governments, our vision … Read more

Workplace Inclusion Award 2021

eWorker, Black in Tech

 eWorker was started to give exceptional black talent access to opportunities with world-class companies. We remove the friction from hiring and help companies identify untapped talent. 

Tech4Good Award Winners 2020

Accessibility Award 2020

The Clarion

Clarion is an innovative digital instrument that can be played with any part of the body using mouse or finger touch, but also head movement or eye movement. It works seamlessly with assistive technology like … Read more

Arts and Culture Award 2020

Artist Support Pledge

Artist Support Pledge, which runs on the social media platform Instagram, is a simple concept conceived and executed by the artist Matthew Burrows. It is designed to build a generous culture of artists and buyers … Read more

BT Young Pioneer Award 2020

Dimming Dyslexia

Dimming Dyslexia is a project that strives to help people with difficulties in literacy and reading so they can achieve as much as they are capable of. The project, which will take the form of … Read more

Community Impact Award 2020

Power To Connect

Power To Connect was set up in April 2020 as a direct response to the COVID19 Pandemic. Together, Wandsworth Council and Battersea Power Station launched the Power To Connect initiative. Schools and Community Organisations in … Read more

Digital Health Award 2020


Elemental is an award winning company that helps stakeholders in population health management to focus on the wider determinants of health: income, wealth, housing, education, transport, leisure, and supports the adoption of health behaviours and … Read more

Digital Volunteer Award 2020

Marc Sloan

Marc Sloan built code4covid, a community of technologists to help not for profits with their tech needs. It now has over 1500 volunteers from all over the world who have been matched to over 200 … Read more

Tech4Good Education Award 2020

Children on the Edge

Children on the Edge are pioneering digital learning to deliver meaningful education for 7,500 Rohingya refugee students and 1,400 slum dwelling children. The system not only brings learning alive and addresses the current language barrier, … Read more

Tech4Good for Africa Award 2020


MedicineAfrica is a not-for-profit organisation that provides technology consultancy and acts as a partner for health system strengthening programmes. Its main project in Somaliland uses technology to connect medical professionals in the UK with partner … Read more

Tech4Good People's Award and Winner of Winners 2020


HUG is a playful, sensory product designed for people living with advanced dementia. Designed to be cuddled, it provides the calming sensation of giving and receiving a hug and has been shown to soothe, comfort … Read more

Tech4Good Special Award 2020

Haben Girma

Haben Girma is a disability rights lawyer, author and public speaker advancing disability justice. In 2013 she became the first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, since when was has been named a … Read more

Workplace Inclusion Award 2020


ClearTalents helps organisations like HS2, Amazon & CGI to be inclusive by identifying the support or workplace adjustment any employee may need to enable them to perform at their best.

Tech4Good Award Winners 2019

Accessibility Award

Digit Music

Control One, created by Digit Music,  was developed in response to the need for a non-instrument alternative for severely disabled people to create music. The only product of its kind, it allows physically disabled people … Read more

Ageing Society Award

Safe & Found Online

Safe and Found Online is a social enterprise established by two long standing work colleagues in the social housing sector, Chris Cheshire and John Henderson. John has been an Alzheimer’s Society volunteer since 2012, and … Read more

BT Young Pioneer 2019

Mihika Sharma, Smart Stick

Mihika Sharma has designed an amazing smart stick that can help both blind as well as deaf people. In 2016, Manisha was helping a blind lady cross the road, when she forgot to mention … Read more

Community Impact Award 2019


Beam uses tech to crowdfund employment training for homeless people. Its innovative approach uses digital technology to remove financial barriers for the homeless community and allows them to improve their skills to get into well-paid … Read more

Connected Society Award 2019


MeeTwo is a free, fully moderated, peer support mental help app. Peer support is recognised as an untapped resource for ‘mental help’ and offers a uniquely scalable solution to the current mental health crisis. MeeTwo … Read more

Digital Volunteer of the Year Award 2019

Chris Grant

Chris Grant is AbilityNet’s Area Coordinator in Scotland, or “King of Scotland” as he is affectionately known by the central team. Since starting in May 2018, he has completely transformed their free services in Scotland, … Read more

Inclusive Design Award 2019

National Theatre Smart Caption Glasses

The National Theatre’s Smart Caption Glasses system is an automated, always-on closed captioning service which pairs speech-following technology with smart glasses allowing patrons with hearing loss to attend any performance on any day. The system … Read more

Tech4Good Awesome Award 2019

Lost Voice Guy: Lee Ridley

Lee Ridley is an English stand-up comedian, performing under the stage name of Lost Voice Guy. Disabled since early life, and unable to speak, he is the first stand-up comedian in Britain to use a … Read more

Tech4Good Diversity Award 2019


WhiteHat is a tech startup on a mission to create a diverse group of future leaders by building outstanding  apprenticeships as alternative to university through.

Tech4Good for Africa Award 2019


Jangala was developed as an internet solution to help refugees living in the Jungle refugee camp in Calais.  Since this first implementation, it has developed into a social enterprise to connect the most vulnerable in … Read more

Tech4Good People's Award 2019


All of this year’s finalists were given the opportunity to run a Crowdfunder campaign hosted by Award sponsor, and they each had four weeks to generate as much support as possible for their work. … Read more

Tech4Good Special Award 2019

Dr Sue Black, OBE

A technology Evangelist and Digital Skills Expert, Dr Sue Black was awarded an OBE for “services to technology” in the 2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. As well as creating #techmums she is now a … Read more

Winner of Winner's Award 2019


The Winner of Winner’s Award is chosen by the audience at the Awards ceremony. The audience makes the very difficult decision by voting with the power of glowsticks! Find out about the 2019 Winner of … Read more

Tech4Good Awards 2018:

AbilityNet Accessibility Award

Be My Eyes

A free mobile app helping the blind people in situations where a pair of eyes is needed. Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low vision people with sighted volunteers and … Read more

BT Connected Society Award

Small Robot Company

Re-imagining farming in the robotic age Launched in November 2017, the Small Robot Company is re-imagining farming in the robotic age. By providing a service of small, precise and efficient robots, they plan to plant, … Read more

BT Young Pioneer Award

Water Watcher

Developed by a team of four home educated students, the Water Watcher looks to provide a simple and inexpensive solution to the problem of running taps and water wastage worldwide. The Water Works team: Alex … Read more

Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Award

Unlocking Talent Through Technology

Improving literacy and numeracy of primary school children in Malawi.   In Malawi, crowded, poorly equipped classrooms and a desperate shortage of teachers mean that even the best educators struggle to deliver engaging lessons. Only … Read more

Community Impact Award

Mind of My Own

Better care happens when children are listened to. What children say about MOMO “I finally found a way to tell someone what was happening to me. I got help to make me safe.” “I love … Read more

Digital Health Award


TapSOS is a non – verbal method of contacting the Emergency Services. Designed in a highly visual manner, TapSOS simplifies the connection process in most stressful situations, allowing the user to understand and process vital … Read more

Digital Skills Award

Generation Code

Technical capability, skills and motivation for the next generation. Developing new skills and sparking an interest in coding, Generation Code allows young people to get creative, develop their computational thinking and coding skills to become … Read more

Digital Volunteer of the Year Award

Anna Holland Smith

Co-Founder of Manchester’s Codebar and CodeYour Future branch. Anna is committed to democratising coding education and promoting a more diverse, inclusive and equitable Tech workforce. She volunteers for a number of organisations to further this … Read more

People's Award


An innovative wayfinding app for people with a learning disability. WayToB is a wayfinding app for people with a learning disability (LD), an estimated group of 1,087,100 people in England alone. Smartphone applications for wayfinding … Read more

Tech4Good Special Award 2018

Lewis Hine

We’re proud to say that the winner of this year’s Tech4Good Special Award is Lewis Hine – a social media phenomenon, a tireless disability rights campaigner and recently published the story of his life. Every … Read more

Tech4Good Award Winners 2017

AbilityNet Accessibility Award

Bristol Braille Technology

The world’s first multi-line digital Braille e-reader “This is not just a hardware project; it’s a labour of love that’s lasted five years. All of us came through either the Hackspace or the Braille reading community,” … Read more

BT Connected Society Award

Sky Badger

An innovative online charity connecting the families of disabled children There are over 800,000 disabled children under the age of 16 in the UK. As a parent of a newly diagnosed child, this is an … Read more

BT Young Pioneer Award

Dyslexic Aid

Multi-sensory learning technology aids children with dyslexia “They have used their technical knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to design and make a device that helps children who are struggling to learn because of dyslexia,” said Sean … Read more

Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Award

A mobile platform saving lives in South Africa Over 1.3 million South African mothers have used MomConnect, on a mobile platform designed to stop mothers and babies dying needlessly., founded in 2007, designs and … Read more

Community Impact Award 2017


Online and in-person translation service using refugee talents Chatterbox is an online and in-person language tutoring service, delivered and developed by refugees. It brings together refugee talent with people and organisations who need people with … Read more

Digital Health Award


Gaming technology that stopped the nagging “Imagine spending hours of your day, every day, battling with your teenage kids to do their physiotherapy. While others play video games, you are telling yours ‘no you can’t … Read more

Digital Skills Award


Disabled students use innovative aquaponic farming technology FabFarm! is a digital aquaponic farm that is designed, built and operated as a social enterprise by disabled students in Derry, N.Ireland. Developed by the Nerve Centre, FabLab, … Read more

People's Award

C the Signs

Fighting back against cancer with early diagnosis Diagnosing cancer is extremely challenging. Unlike other diseases, there is no single identifiable symptom or test that can alert Doctors to a potential cancer diagnosis. Cancer is a … Read more

Tech Volunteer of the Year

Simon Cook

A digital champion for older people “Through his immense knowledge of IT, combined with his determination, Simon has been able to help hundreds of elderly residents gain access to IT equipment and a Wi-Fi connection … Read more

Tech4Good Special Award

Maggie Philbin OBE

Maggie Philbin OBE, star of the BBC’s legendary technology show ‘Tomorrow’s World’ was the worthy recipient of our Special Award for her contribution to technology.

Tech4Good Award Winners 2016

AbilityNet Accessibility Award


Sight loss can lead to isolation, poverty and depression. Almost half of the estimated 2 million visually impaired people living in the UK say they would like to leave their homes more often, but feel unable … Read more

BT MyDonate Award


Neighbourly is a simple and unique internet platform that connects community projects and charities with businesses and individuals that can donate time, money or surplus. Their clients include big names like Marks & Spencer, Starbucks and Heineken, … Read more

BT Young Pioneer Award


30,000 people die each week in Sub-Saharan Africa from drinking unsafe water, despite billions of pounds having gone into installing over 800,000 hand pumps. This is largely due to lack of maintenance and ongoing funds to … Read more

Community Impact Award


There are 80,000 sex workers in the UK who are disproportionately at risk of violent crime, and historically less likely to report acts of crime against them, leaving them vulnerable to serial offenders who believe … Read more

Digital Health Award


Devon Partnership Trust developed an innovative electronic visual control board. The concept of ‘MyWard’ is to provide simple visual clues and prompts for improving quality and safety of care. This system was developed in collaboration … Read more

Digital Skills Award

BBC micro:bit

It’s clear that there is a strong and well established need to focus on computing, digital and coding skills within the UK. A number of reports have highlighted this skills gap, including a study carried out on behalf … Read more

IT Volunteer of the Year Award

Maureen Johnston

In 2013, Maureen offered a few days of her spare time to help the newly established charity, The Silver Line with their national launch and to help set up the IT systems it needed. Three … Read more

Tech4Good People’s Award 2016

Arnav Sharma

Aged just nine years old, Arnav Sharma studied the cause, diagnosis and effect of asthma and came up with a solution; the AsthmaPi kit. Using a Raspberry Pi hooked up to a range of sensors … Read more

Tech4Good Special Award 2016

Robin Christopherson

Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet, Robin has worked for over 20 years at the UK charity. He is an inspirational public speaker, he’s been a leading global expert on digital accessibility for more than … Read more

Tech4Good Award Winners 2015

Accessibility Award 2015

Open Bionics

Open Bionics is revolutionising healthcare by using 3D scanning and 3D printing to dramatically cut the cost of fitting hand amputees with robotic prosthetics. Bionic limbs can cost anything from £20,000 to £80,000, and can … Read more

BT Ingenious Award 2015


Around 75% of the world suffers from inadequate addressing systems – around 4 billion people. An address means that people can receive vital deliveries and aid, disease can be reported and basic human rights can … Read more

Community Impact Award 2015

Simon Community Northern Ireland

Set up in 1971, Simon Community Northern Ireland is the leading homelessness charity in Northern Ireland, providing a range of services for people who are homeless or at risk of losing their home. Committed to … Read more

Digital Health Award 2015


BuddyApp is a health and wellbeing app that utilises SMS text technology to engage individuals in their care, by recording their mental, emotional and physical wellbeing in-between sessions, by sending appointment reminders and goals. Originally … Read more

Digital Skills Award 2015

Apps for Good

Apps for Good is a free education programme, working to change tech education forever; to turn young tech consumers into tech creators, unlocking the confidence and talent of young people so that they are inspired … Read more

IT Volunteer of the Year Award 2015

Rachael Moat

Rachael Moat is a musician and music teacher who volunteers once a week at Seashell Trust, a school for children with complex needs and severe learning difficulties, including little to no verbal language. Since November … Read more

People's Award 2014

EVA Park

“If EVA Park wasn’t there, I wouldn’t be doing what I do, talk to everyone, going out as well. Went to club on my own two weeks ago. Never done that before.” EVA Park is … Read more

Young People’s Award 2015

I'm Okay

Josie Baldwin, Emily Bowes, Katie Griffiths and Alexandra Hill, all aged 14, are the team behind the I’m Okay app. The girls wanted to build an app to support teenagers, and considered a range of … Read more

Tech4Good Award Winners 2014

Accessibility Award 2014


SpecialEffect’s mission is to enable anyone, whatever their physical disability, to enjoy video games and leisure technology. It’s not all for the sake of fun, though as SpecialEffect believes in the power of gaming to … Read more

BT Ingenious Award 2014


Mobile phones at the bottom of the economic pyramid markets are becoming very valuable because they give people access to opportunities. Subsistence farming adds very little value to an economy – in fact in Sub-Saharan … Read more

Community Impact Award 2014


WIMPS are young journalists, film makers, presenters and campaigners who show that young people’s opinions matter. WIMPS stands for “Where Is My Public Servant?” – a project based on Northern Ireland that is run by and … Read more

Digital Health Award 2014


At least 280 million people worldwide are visually impaired, 39 million of these people are blind and yet 80% of blindness is avoidable. Peek is a smart-phone based portable eye examination kit for comprehensive eye … Read more

Digital Skills Award


Founded in 1984 ELATT is a charity based in Hackney that helps disadvantaged adults and young people succeed in life and work through to digital technologies. Over 800 people studied at ELATT in 2012, of … Read more

IT Volunteer of the Year Award 2014

Craig Oxley-Brookes

Age UK Trafford is a local charity that helps older people get online in a fun, informal environment. With the help of volunteers they arrange drop-in sessions and run five-week courses in local libraries, opening … Read more

People's Award 2014


UCanDoIT believe that every person should be afforded the possibility of achieving their greatest potential. They work with each of their learners on a one-to-one basis, within their own homes – a vital aspect of … Read more

Tech4Good Special Award 2014

Jimmy Wales

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales won the Tech4Good Special Award, for inspiring others to use technology for good. Wikipedia is a not for profit project written and edited by millions of volunteers. It is used by … Read more

Youth Award 2014

Ryan McMurdo

Ryan McMurdo is head of IT drop-in sessions for Startpoint, supporting over 1,000 learners get online and, more importantly, stay online each year. At 16 he took a part-time job at the chip shop to … Read more

Tech4Good Award Winners 2013

Accessibility Award 2013

Barclays Bank

Imagine how difficult it is for a blind or partially sighted person to use a cashpoint unaided. It’s an everyday task that many of us take for granted that can often only be completed by … Read more

BT Get IT Together Award 2013


From its base in Devon, Cosmic is a social enterprise that has worked tirelessly to help overcome digital exclusion in the South West for almost 20 years. In that time it has helped many thousands … Read more

Community Impact Award 2013

Self Help Services

Self Help Services is a user-led group that has delivered Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Services to over 1500 people across Greater Manchester in the past year. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is approved by NICE and has … Read more

Digital Giving Award 2013

The Big Give

The Big Give is a not-for-profit, charitable website which helps charities to use the internet to fundraise in innovative ways. Every year, the Big Give runs an online matched funding campaign called the Christmas Challenge … Read more

Digital Skills Award 2013

Code Club

Code Club organises after-school clubs for 9-11 years, with over 1,946 clubs in the UK teaching kids the forgotten art of computer programming.

Grow Your Charity Online Award 2013

The Prospects Trust at Snakehall Farm

Established in 1989 Prospects Trust is a charity based on 18 acres of organic farmland at Snakehall Farm in rural Cambridgeshire. It not only grows the best organic produce but more importantly helps people grow, … Read more

IT Volunteer of the Year

David Bennoson

David Bennoson has been helping the RNIB as a volunteer since 1971 and is now part of the RNIB Technology Support Squad as Volunteer Coordinator for Gloucestershire. This is a free service run by a … Read more

Local Digital Champions Award

Norman Hunter

Norman Hunter is an IT tutor by profession, but his vision for supporting Go-On UK and helping people to gain basic IT skills goes way beyond his professional role. Working with Go-On partners in Merseyside, … Read more

People's Award

My Home Helper

When Kevin Marsch’s mum was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia in 2010 he used his IT skills to build a simple system to help her keep track of appointments and medication and stay in touch with … Read more

Tech4Good Special Award

Dame Stephanie Shirley

Arriving as a refugee from Nazi Germany at the start of the Second World War Dame Stephanie Shirley’s early hardship was a spur to an amazingly successful career in IT. Having worked in the computer industry for … Read more

Youth Award

Insight/Mexborough School

This award was a competition for young people from across the country to submit their ideas for how they would use digital technology to make the world a better place. It was sponsored by BT … Read more

Tech4Good Award Winners 2012

Accessibility Award 2012

LexAble/Global AutoCorrect

Global AutoCorrect is the brainchild of Neil Cottrell, a 26-year-old graduate, who is severely dyslexic. He initially developed the software as a solution to overcome his own difficulties. After graduating top of his class in … Read more

BT Get IT Together Award 2012

Preston City Council CitizenZone

At first glance its looks much the same as any other commercial vehicle. To the people of Preston, though, it’s a 7.5 tonne lifeline jam-packed with some of the most up-to-date technology around. Inside, it’s … Read more

Community Impact Award 2012

Stroke Survivors Group

Recovering from a stroke is not just about learning to talk and walk again; it is about overcoming a sense of isolation and re-building a belief in the future after a devastating event. The Stroke … Read more

Community News Award 2012

Radio Free Brighton

Radio Free Brighton is run completely by volunteers who use online radio to build a stronger, more diverse, and integrated community.

Digital Fundraising Award 2012

Child’s i Foundation

Child’s i Foundation finds imaginative solutions to the problem of child abandonment in Uganda and has successfully developed a blend of online and offline fundraising. At its heart, the work of the charity is collaborative … Read more

Innovation Award 2012


ActionAid uses mobile phones to provide timely information to the community in Isiolo, a remote part of Kenya badly affected by the drought. ActionAid delivers monthly food supplies to over 70,000 people. Knowing when food … Read more

IT Volunteer of the Year 2012

Alison Crerar

Building a network of volunteers to help disabled people use computers in their home Alison Crerar was as an academic in Computing.  Her research and teaching focused on human-computer interaction, with particular interest in usability … Read more

Tech4Good Special Award 2012

Professor Stephen Hawking

Professor Hawking has transformed our understanding of the universe and is a perfect example of the power of technology to transform people’s lives.

Working Together Award 2012

Social Care Institute of Excellence

Social Care Institute of Excellence, winners of the Working Together Award Get Connected Investment Project is a capital grant scheme. that has distributed almost £12 million to over 1,200 care providers and benefited 29,000 services … Read more

Tech4Good Award Winners 2011

Accessibility Award 2011


Lifelites is a UK-based children’s technology charity that provides a package of fun and educational technology to every one of the 49 children’s hospices in the UK and Ireland. The Lifelites package gives children the … Read more

Community Impact Award 2011

Starting Point/Taylors Fish and Chip Shop, Stockport

A community-based cybercafé and learning centre that has grown out of a fish and chip shop. It is a base for a huge range of learning and training-based activities and is focus for trying to … Read more

Community Voices Award 2011

Vintage Radio, Merseyside

Vintage Radio is an online community radio station in Birkenhead, Merseyside, that is run by older people for older people. It started broadcasting in February 2009 and has given 60 volunteers aged over 50, many … Read more

Fundaising Award 2011

The Pennies Foundation

Pennies is an electronic charity box that enables people to donate a few pence of their electronic change as they pay for with a debit or credit card. In the first few months since launch … Read more

Innovation Award 2011

We Are What We Do/Internet Buttons

Internet Buttons simplify the Internet for new or nervous users. A simple webpage is created by a friend or family member with a few simple buttons that link to websites of interest to the new … Read more

IT Volunteer of the Year 2011

Colin Crook

Colin is responsible for running Silver Surfer IT taster sessions in sheltered accommodation for elderly people across the UK. He works mainly with people with sight impairments using tools such as Dolphin Guide, Jaws, Thunder, … Read more

Working Together Award 2011

XMA and iansyst

XMA and iansyst collaborated to ensure delivery of bespoke computer packages to enable over 9,000 children those with disabilities and special needs get online.



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