Tech4Good Impact: BuffaloGrid

Winner: BT Ingenious Award 2014 Mobile phones connect people across the world. They’re also the biggest contributor to economic growth in off-grid rural populations, and the only device that has reached the most remote, rural and low-income regions of the world. A charged phone provides a connection to employment and economic opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t … Read more…

Tech4Good Impact: Peek Vision

The Digital Health Award was a brand new category in 2014, designed to highlight the changes in how we use tech when it comes to our health. We received some brilliant nominations, like Breaking Free Online, an internet-based treatment programme that enables people to overcome alcohol and drug dependence, and Alive! activities, whose use of the … Read more…

Tech4Good Impact: UCanDoIT

A volunteer for many years, Anthony Wigram had worked with a number of charities, including the Samaritans and Victim Support, before taking up the post of Chairman with the PHAB (Physically Handicapped and Able-Bodied). It was around this time that personal computers were becoming prevalent but still extremely expensive, and Anthony recognised the value in access to computers and basic IT training … Read more…

Tech4Good Impact: SpecialEffect

The Tech4Good Awards shine a light on the amazing people who use technology to make the world a better, more inclusive place and there is no better example of this than double-award winners SpecialEffect. They help disabled people of all ages play computer games by adapting standard gaming equipment to cater for a wide range … Read more…

Tech4Good Special Award 2014, Jimmy Wales

The Winner of the Tech4Good Awards Judges’ Award 2014 is Jimmy Wales, co-founder of the world’s largest encyclopaedia, Wikipedia. Wikipedia is the 5th most popular website on the planet. It gets over 550 million hits every month, offering millions of people free access to a wealth of knowledge. It is entirely not for profit and … Read more…

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Tech4Good Awards 2014: Meet The Winners

Another year of the Tech4Good Awards is over, and what a brilliant year it’s been. We’ve learnt about some fantastic individuals and organisations that are using technology to make the world a better place – both here in the UK or in some of the poorest and remotest parts of the world. Here are the … Read more…

What does technology for good mean to you?

At the beginning of May we asked Liz Williams, General Manager of Sustainable Business at BT, what sponsoring the Tech4Good Awards means to BT, and to say a few words on why she believes technology has the power to transform communities. “It’s about the individuals, it’s about young people, it’s about old people, it’s about … Read more…

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Tech4Good 2014 Finalists Announced

The standard of entries was higher than ever so the judges really had their work cut out cutting over 200 entries down to just three finalists per Award. In fact in some cases they just couldn’t cut it down to three so two of the categories have four entries. This year’s shortlists are:    Accessibility … Read more…

Meet the Judges: Helen Milner, Chief Executive at Tinder Foundation

As we are fast approaching the end of the nominations period for this year’s Tech4Good Awards, it’s time to start introducing our amazing panel of judges. Remember the panel will be looking closely at every nomination, so if you want any of the judges to know about you or your organisation, make sure you nominate … Read more…

All the 2013 winners on stage together

Last chance to enter this year’s Tech4Good Awards

Nominations close on the 6th May – get in quick! Nominations for this year’s Tech4Good Awards close on 6 May in a week, so we’re reminding you about this year’s categories and our amazing panel of judges are this year, and giving you a few ideas on how you can help spread the word.   … Read more…