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Magical technology makes a difference in children’s hospices

Thousands of disabled and terminally ill children in hospices are enjoying innovative assistive technology, or what we like to call magical technology. The magical technology is delivered to the children free of charge by one of our past winners: Lifelites. Thousands of children have experienced magical technology Often children in hospices feel isolated from family, friends and … Read more…

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Beacons of hope: Global standard being created to give freedom to vision impaired

People with sight-loss all around the world suffer from isolation, depression and poverty. What if the solution could be in your pocket: A mobile phone. Wayfindr, an organisation in the UK, has created an incredible system, that allows people with limited sight to navigate through some of the most complicated public spaces imaginable. The innovative … Read more…

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We’re experiencing some technical difficulties with our entry system

Apologies everyone! Our entry system is currently experiencing some technical difficulties. We’re trying really hard to fix it, so please come back again to enter another time. You’ve got until Friday 08 May to get your entries in, so there’s still plenty of time! Thanks for your patience, we’ll keep you posted.

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BT Young Pioneers get a masterclass in app marketing and meet EE’s CEO Mark Allera

Last year’s BT Young Pioneers from eWaterpay and WeKonnect were treated to an ‘app marketing’ masterclass with experts at mobile giant EE. This incredible opportunity came about during a chat at our winner’s event last year. Jack Hygate, Connor Humphreys and Laurence Bu-Rashid from the winning eWaterpay project told our sponsors BT that they were confident with … Read more…

10-year-old inventor launches AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2017

The youngest ever winner of the Tech4Good Awards – 10-year-old inventor Arnav Sharma – officially opened nominations for the 2017 AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards.  Arnav won the Tech4Good People’s and Winner of Winner’s Awards in 2016 for his lifesaving invention Asthma Pi  – and he revealed his latest invention in an interview with BBC tech journalist … Read more…

Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Award: Tech4Good goes global

We’re delighted to announce that Comic Relief has joined us to create a new Tech4Good for Africa Award. This new Award will show the many ways that digital tech, mobile phones and the internet are transforming lives across sub-Saharan Africa. It also means that Tech4Good is taking a step on to the global stage for … Read more…

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How to win! Top tips from the Tech4Good Awards judges

Our judging panel includes experts from a wide range of organisations, including businesses, charities and tech specialists. Here’s what they said they’re looking for from a winning entry. Getting ready to write your entry Read the Guidance Notes carefully – every Award has different criteria. Take a look at previous winners – they will provide … Read more…

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Entry for 2017 Awards opens on 7 March

Nominations for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2017 open on 7 March 2017. The Awards are an annual showcase for the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place. They are the only awards to highlight the wealth of charities, businesses and volunteers across the UK that use the power of … Read more…

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Tech4Good Awards 2016: Meet the Winners

The winners of the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2016 have been announced at a glittering ceremony at BT Centre. Our 28 finalists were joined by special guests from the worlds of charity, technology and government. Our host, award-winning technology journalist Kate Russell, revealed nine winners, before the audience used the power of glowsticks to choose the … Read more…

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Tech4Good Special Award 2016: Robin Christopherson

Every year we choose one person to celebrate and honour with the Tech4Good Special Award – someone who embodies the spirit of the Tech4Good Awards, and stands as an example to others of all that we stand for. Past winners of this Award include Professor Stephen Hawking in 2012 – in the same week that … Read more…

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Tips on how to win the People’s Award, from 2015 winner, EVA Park

Last year Accessibility Award finalists EVA Park took home the Tech4Good People’s Award, following a four-week battle, fighting off 26 other finalists. At last week’s Networking Event, Steph from EVA Park shared her advice for this year’s finalists, as voting for the People’s Award opened. EVA Park’s winning entry was an online virtual world where people who … Read more…