Finalists 2020

Accessibility Award sponsored by Google

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BBC World Service Online

The BBC World Service provides regional and global impartial news and analysis in 44 languages. Each week its 41 websites reach 40-80m people around the globe with 85% on mobile … Read more

Present Pal

Present Pal, by Estendio, is building life changing accessible technology for the one billion people across the world with disabilities. Present Pal is now supporting over 3,000 students with dyslexia, … Read more


The Sign2Word app aims to radically transform the learning experience for Deaf learners and their engagement with Communication Support Workers by providing a platform, using AI technology, to translate Sign … Read more

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 … Read more

BT Young Pioneer Award


Amy is a device that acts like a very open, happy friend for older and disabled people to speak to and have a conversation with. It remembers what the person … Read more

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 … Read more

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Fall Alert

My name is Freddie Howells; I’m 14 years old and I’m from South Wales. My project is called Fall Alert and is designed to help elderly people, particularly those with … Read more

Pollution Protector

Pollution Protector will be a device that will tell people how and what to recycle, reuse and reduce through barcode scanning. When scanning an item and it signals the user … Read more

Speed Bot

The Speed Bot app detects, recognises and informs drivers of traffic signs in their live camera feed in order to improve road safety. It has been developed by Sida Li … Read more

Education Award sponsored by Lenovo

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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 … Read more

Disability, Design and Innovation MSc at UCL with the Global Disability Innovation Hub

The Disability, Design and Innovation MSc at UCL is the first of its kind in the world. Developed by the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub), the programme is a … Read more

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Nishka Mathur

Nishka Mathur is 15 years old and passionate about tech literacy for young people, especially girls, from disadvantaged communities. Over the last two and half years she has designed and … Read more

Oak National Academy

Oak National Academy is the collective effort of over 300 teachers from England’s state schools to provide nearly 10,000 free lessons for pupils learning at home and in school due … Read more

Turn on the Subtitles Campaign

Did you know that turning on the subtitles for kids TV can double their literacy rate? The aim of the TOTS campaign is to have subtitles (captions) switched on by … Read more

Community Impact Award supported by Good Things Foundation

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Euan’s Guide

Euan’s Guide is the disabled access charity that is making the world more accessible one review at a time. At the heart of the charity is the disabled access review … Read more

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Food Drop is a tech platform that connects unsold food to local charities. The Food Drop platform monitors surplus food levels in stores, and algorithmically allocates collections to local charities. … Read more

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Innovate Trust

Insight by Innovate Trust is a free to use community app developed specifically for people with disabilities. The app provides 30 or more live activities per week from Tai Chi, … Read more

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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. … Read more

Digital Health Award


Clin-e-cal is a British digital health start-up, spun out from the University of Manchester and the Manchester Foundation Trust. Its free smartphone app, Rafi-Tone, has been developed to make using … Read more

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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 … Read more


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 … Read more


Xploro is a clinically proven Digital Therapeutics platform that uses augmented reality, gameplay and artificial intelligence to deliver health information to young patients, reducing the anxiety associated with hospitalisation, improving … Read more

Digital Volunteer Award sponsored by Do IT

Greg Ball

I initially started volunteering at the Clarion Futures Jobs Club as a way to begin working again while recovering from mental health issues. There, for the first time in my … Read more

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Joanna Allen

Joanna Allen has been nominated for the Digital Volunteer Award as she carries out many roles within the Scottish Tech Army, managing projects and is a key liaison person between … Read more

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Marc Sloan

At the start of the coronavirus crisis, I wanted to use my tech skills to help others. But I wasn’t sure what I should be working on, so I created … Read more

Thomas Laurenson

Thomas Laurenson is founder of TL Tech Smart Home Solutions.  Thomas is an expert problem solver, taking a hands-on approach to tasks and looking for creative ways to improve the … Read more

Tech4Good for Africa Award sponsored by Comic Relief

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Every1Mobile (E1M) is a technology company that designs, builds, and runs digital social impact programs across emerging markets. It focuses on low income communities in sub-Saharan Africa and designs its … Read more

Green Shoots

Green Shoots is a South African education organisation founded in 2012 by two ex-teachers to design and implement sustainable, scalable & inclusive technology enabled education solutions.  


iScope is an Enhanced Digital Stethoscope for Remote Auscultation. Created by Oisin O’ Sullivan, the original hypothesis was to build an app that could sample, store and transmit an individual’s … Read more


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 … Read more

Arts and Culture Award supported by Arts Council England and iDiversity Consulting


The Cooper Gallery, operated by Barnsley Museums, was forced to close its doors in March 2020 due to the pandemic. Like many people and organisations, they had to explore new … Read more

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 … Read more

Graeae Theatre Company

Graeae Theatre Company champions the inclusion of D/deaf and disabled people in the arts, and provides training, programmes and resources to educate and support them.


Hatsumi is a company that develops playful, new and innovative approaches to improve physical and mental health that integrates immersive technology, storytelling, and design.

Universal Viewer

The Universal Viewer (UV) is a direct response to the challenge of making cultural knowledge accessible online. The UV offers a clean interface for viewing, downloading, embedding and sharing content, … Read more

Workplace Inclusion Award sponsored by Microsoft


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.

Workplace Inclusion Award sponsored by Microsoft


Colorintech is helping advance the inclusion in tech from the start of someone’s tech journey. Colorcode is an event for Year 11 & Sixth Form students interested in tech.

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Frog Systems

In any ‘normal’ year it is estimated that one in six workers will experience a mental health problem at any one time. The effects of Covid will likely exacerbate this … Read more

Workplace Inclusion Award sponsored by Microsoft

Person Centered Software

Jonathan Papworth and his brother Simon founded Person Centred Software in May 2013 as the first company in the UK to launch a mobile system to evidence care digitally within … Read more


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