Addressing a global problem, 3m² at a time

Addressing a global problem, 3m² at a time

Last year the BT Ingenious Award set out to highlight those who are using technology in a truly innovative way. Our panel of judges were looking for new ideas that … Read more

Vitória Maurício

Making 3D printed limbs accessible for all

Vitória Maurício is an anatomical artist and 3D modeller, who had just finished a Masters degree at Glasgow University when she found Open Bionics on Twitter and asked to be … Read more

I'm Okay profile

Supporting LGTBQ teenagers with a free app

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, … Read more

Beth Deer profile

Teaching accessibility and tech, despite losing her sight

Beth Deer is 16 years old, and last year she went completely blind. She received a BrightSpark scholarship through youth-led charity Young Pioneers, and is now studying to be a … Read more

Sam Heather profile

Using apps to connect people and places

At just 21, Sam Heather has already created over 20 apps, which have been downloaded more than 500,000 times. Currently a student at the University of York, Sam uses his … Read more

Jane and Ole profile

Helping older and vulnerable people get online

Jane Styles and Ole Constantine have been volunteering with Wales & West Housing for over two years, helping older and vulnerable people get online. Despite both suffering ill health, Jane … Read more

Dalton Brown

From client to volunteer, supporting disabled people get back to work

Dalton Brown volunteers at Access to Business in Wolverhampton, supporting unemployed disabled people as they get back into work, training and self-employment. Before becoming a volunteer in August 2013, Dalton … Read more

Cecil Taylor profile

Going above and beyond to support disabled people

Cecil Taylor is a dedicated volunteer with ITCanHelp. Visiting disabled people in their homes, day centres or residential accommodation, he helps resolve computer problems and provides support and guidance to … Read more

Encouraging students with complex needs to interact with the world

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 … Read more

Turning young tech consumers into tech creators

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 … Read more

Granset.com: Supporting over 50s get online

Through free online guides, a public forum and video content, Gransnet.com is showing the over 50s that the internet connects people, with a wealth of knowledge, support, advice and entertainment … Read more

Cyber Champions

Understanding e-safety awareness and your digital footprint

Cyber Champions address the social challenge of using digital technology by supporting children and adults, and promoting online wellbeing. Through free courses, interactive workshops and mentor programmes, they deliver a … Read more