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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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Meet the 2016 Tech4Good Awards finalists – and choose your favourite

The AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards celebrate the individuals and organisations using technology to change the world. Spanning accessibility, digital skills, young pioneers and more, we champion unsung heroes and international organisations alike for the hard work they put into using technology for social good. We received a record number of entries this year, the standard was … Read more

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How tech can support people living with dementia

With any mental health care plan, an individual approach is key to its success – and dementia is no different. Since the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards began in 2011, we’ve met some incredible people who have developed innovative technology, tackling dementia in amazing ways, including Adam Pool, co-founder of Dementia Pal and creator of MyPAL, a … Read more

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Digital inclusion at the heart of AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards

Without digital skills, it can be almost impossible to reach the support and services many of us use on a daily basis. From cheaper utility bills to advice on healthcare, the Internet can be an amazing resource – but for many people, it can be a scary place. In 2013 we championed social enterprise Cosmic … Read more

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Turning Pennies into pounds, making fundraising simple

Since 2011 we’ve crowned 50+ individuals and organisations winners, and one of the first was Pennies, winner of the Fundraising Award 2011. Championed for their collaborative approach to fundraising, Pennies make micro-donations accessible through their multi-channel functionality across the highstreet, online and even through Xbox apps, offering you the option of rounding up your purchase to the … Read more

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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 make a real difference in the world, and people who were thinking creatively and going one step beyond, whether it be within a local community … Read more

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Tech4Good Awards: Back for 2016

Now in our 6th year, the Tech4Good Awards, sponsored by BT, have highlighted over 130 individuals and organisations across the country, who have all shown innovative and exciting ways of using technology to make the world a better place. Since 2011 we’ve received over 1,000 entries, from companies large and small. Past winners include Code … Read more