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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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People’s Award 2015 – Vote Now!

Our panel of judges spent hours finalising the shortlist for each of this year’s Tech4Good Awards, before picking one winner for each of the seven categories. Now it’s your turn to decide who wins the 8th Award, the People’s Award. To vote for your favourite to win just follow these three simple steps: 1. Visit the Finalists … Read more

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Finalists for Tech4Good Awards 2015 have now been announced!

After yesterday’s fantastic networking event at BT Tower, we’re pleased to announce who made it to the finals for Tech4Good Awards 2015. You can find all 27 finalists on our Finalists 2015 page, including everything you need to know about what they do. Watch their videos, visit their website and find their unique hashtag, before … Read more