Nominations are open for the Tech4Good Awards 2017
9 March 2017
They are the only awards to highlight the wealth of charities, businesses and volunteers across the UK that utilise the power of technology to improve the lives of others.
This is the seventh year of the awards, which are organised by national charity AbilityNet and sponsored by BT, and entry is free and open to any business, charity, individual or public body in the UK.
Anna Easton, Director Sustainable Business said: “We believe that a connected society is a better society. The internet helps you connect with family, community, education and healthcare services. However, there are still almost six million people in the UK who don’t have access to the internet. We’re working to change that.
“We founded the Tech4Good Awards with AbilityNet to find and support people who are using technology to help those who need it most. Over the last six years we’ve been amazed at how innovative people can be, and the incredible power of communications to make a better world”.
The awards have now grown to include a ‘Tech4Good for Africa Award’ sponsored by Comic Relief. This new category reflects the growing number of entries in past years from tech projects developed for Africa, including last year’s BT Young Pioneer Award winners eWATERPay.
The eWATERPay system, enables water pumps installed in African villages to be effectively monitored and maintained for the first time ever.
2017 entries are open until 5.00 pm on 08 May and anyone can nominate themselves or someone else in any of the categories.
The Tech4Good Awards 2017 categories are:
- AbilityNet Accessibility Award
- BT Connected Society
- BT Young Pioneer
- Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Award
- Community Impact
- Digital Health Award
- Digital Skills Award
- Tech Volunteer of the Year