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 Club, Raspberry Pi and Stephen Hawking, and we’ve seen 3D-printed bionic limbs, apps that support LGBT teenagers, and an extraordinary use for spaghetti hoops. We are sure that 2016 will bring even more exciting examples of tech for good.

Awards organiser Mark Walker of AbilityNet says:

“AbilityNet’s Tech4Good Awards shine a light on the amazing work of people and organisations who are using digital technology to make the world a better place. We want to recognise their hard work and ingenuity, celebrate their success and share their stories to help and inspire others.

Over the past six years we’ve seen some amazing examples of the good that technology can do – from low cost 3D-printed limbs to talking cashpoints and an app that diagnoses cataracts. Every year our judging panel of tech, charity and business specialists face an incredibly difficult job picking the winners from a host of incredible entries. We’re looking forward to seeing another bumper crop of entries again this year.”

Entry opens Tuesday 15th March, and is open to any individual and organisation in the UK. We want to hear about what you’re doing, and who you are supporting – or you could nominate someone else. Read last year’s blog to find out what organiser Mark Walker’s top tips for an Award-winning entry are:

Group photo of winners and judges

Winners and judges at Tech4Good Awards 2015

Mark Walker and Kate Russell

Co-host and organiser, Mark Walker, AbilityNet, with host Kate Russell