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Tech4Good Special Award 2015: Raspberry Pi: transforming the world of computing

The Tech4Good Judges’ Award is given by the judges to an inspiring individual or organisation  using technology to make the world a better place. Past winners have included Stephen Hawking, Dame Stephanie Shirley and Jimmy Wales. This year’s winner is Raspberry Pi. Mark Walker, Marketing & Communications Manager at AbilityNet and organiser of the Tech4Good Awards, explains why Raspberry Pi were … Read more

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Tech4Good Awards 2015: Meet the Winners

Over the past five years we’ve handed out over 40 Tech4Good Awards, met hundreds of incredible individuals and organisations, and celebrated the hard work of people up and down the country, as well as across the world, who are making the world a better place through digital technology and the Internet. Here are the winners … Read more

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Voting extension: Tech4Good People’s Award 2015

June passed us by in a frenzy of online activity, with tweets and web votes pouring in every day. We counted thousands upon thousands of votes before we closed the entry period last night at 5pm, with tweets and web votes being made right up until the final few seconds. In fact, the month went … Read more

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Tech4Good People’s Award 2015: The Final Countdown

With just days left to vote, there’s been no stopping our 27 finalists as they campaign to be the winner of the Tech4Good People’s Award 2015. The Tech4Good Awards website has been a blur of activity over the past month, and tweets have been coming in thick and fast every hour of the day. We’ve … Read more

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People’s Award Spotlight: Young People’s Award

Since 2013 we’ve been championing young people, under the age of 23, who work tirelessly, often giving up their free time for unpaid voluntary work, to deliver digital skills to a wide range of audiences. Last year we chose Ryan McMurdo as the winner, for supporting over a thousand people get online and, more importantly, stay online. … Read more

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People’s Award Spotlight: IT Volunteer of the Year Award

We’ve been championing the best of the UK’s IT volunteers since Tech4Good Awards began in 2011. Now in our 5th year, the entries that we have received are, without exception, remarkable, and it’s heartwarming to discover the hundreds of people giving up their time across the country to ensure digital inclusion in unique and inspiring ways. In 2014 Craig Oxley-Brookes won … Read more

Digital Skills Spotlight

People’s Award Spotlight: Digital Skills Award

Now in its third year, the Digital Skills Award has showcased innovative and inspiring organisations, ensuring digital skills are delivered to anyone, regardless of their age, disability or previous experience, including access to the internet, training and support. This year we have four fantastic finalists in the running for the Digital Skills Award. In no particular order, we have Hands Free … Read more

Digital Health Spotlight

People’s Award Spotlight: Digital Health Award

2014 was dubbed ‘The Year of Wearable Tech’, so it was only fitting that we introduced a brand new Award category in keeping with this theme – the Digital Health Award. This Award seeks to highlight the organisations who are using tech to improve the health of people across the world. It was Peek Vision that stole the show for their innovative, … Read more

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People’s Award Spotlight: Community Impact Award

The Community Impact Award is another one that we’ve been handing out since the beginning of the Tech4Good Awards in 2011. By celebrating the individuals and organisations that change their local community for the better, we’ve met some fantastic people over the years. In 2014 it was WIMPS that took home the Community Impact Award, … Read more

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Twitter tips for winning the People’s Award

Last year, with the help of Brandwatch, we opened up the People’s Award vote to Twitter, doubling our finalist’s chances of winning, and saw some fantastic campaigns to promote the Award – this year has been no different. To help you along your way, we’ve put together this short guide to making the most of … Read more

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People’s Award Spotlight: BT Ingenious Award

Last year we launched the BT Ingenious Award, previously known as the BT Get IT Together Award, and it was BuffaloGrid who took the trophy home, for offering power to rural people in the developing world, through solar powered hubs that charge mobile phones, allowing small communities to trade through the power of mobile technology. … Read more

Accessibility Award Spotlight

People’s Award Spotlight: Accessibility Award

The Accessibility Award has been with us since we launched the Tech4Good Awards in 2011, celebrating organisations that have accessibility and inclusion at the top of their list. Lifelites were the first to take home the Award, for bringing fun and educational technology to children’s hospices across the UK. In 2012 LexAble won the Award for tackling dyslexia … Read more