Winners of the 2016 Tech4Good Awards announced
This is the sixth year we have supported the Tech4Good Awards, which are organised by national charity AbilityNet .
Nigel Lewis, CEO, AbilityNet said: “It is wonderful to see the Tech4Good Awards go from strength to strength. They shine a light on some truly inspiring people and help all of us make the most of technology for the good of others."
Celebrated author Kate Russell who hosted the awards said:
"It never ceases to amaze me how diverse and interesting the projects spotlighted in the Tech4Good Awards are. People with a real passion for making the world a better place are actually out there doing it, and it's a complete honour to be part of a ceremony celebrating their work."
Congratulations to the 2016 Tech4Good awards category winners:
- BT Young Pioneer Award winner: eWATERPay
Designed by a team of schoolchildren the eWATERPay system enables the 800,000+ water pumps installed in African villages to be effectively monitored and maintained for the first time ever.
- BT MyDonate Award winner: Neighbourly
Neighbourly has made connecting businesses with charities simple through their single online platform, raising over £3.7m and 10,400 volunteer days, supporting over 1,500 projects.
- Digital Health Award winner: MyWard
MyWard is an innovative at-a-glance electronic visual control board that allows NHS staff to quickly and easily get a clear picture of their ward and update patient care, significantly decreasing admin time.
- Digital Skills Award winner: BBC micro:bit
Given to every first-year secondary school pupil in the UK, BBC micro:bit is a small code able device introducing a whole generation of young people to coding.
- AbilityNet Accessibility Award: Wayfindr
This not for profit open standard enables visually impaired people to use beacon technology to navigate the world independently, using a smartphone to get reliable audible directions in public spaces.
- Community Impact Award winner: UglyMugs
The SafetyNet mobile app created by UglyMugs allows sex workers to alert one another anonymously about dangerous perpetrators of crime – and with their permission this information is also passed onto the police.
- IT Volunteer of the Year winner: Maureen Johnston
As full-time unpaid Director of Information Systems, Maureen has developed The Silver Line’s helpline and IT, communications and telephone systems, changing the way the entire organisation is run, and how it supports lonely older people.
Find out more information at: www.tech4goodawards.com
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