16 Mar 2015

Tech4Good Awards 2015 – nominations now open

 16 March 2015


Nominations have opened for the BT-supported Tech4Good Awards 2015 – celebrating people who improve the world using digital technology.

The awards are organised by e-accessibility charity AbilityNet and supported by BT as part of its Connected Society programme.

BT’s Connected Society programme manager Anna Easton says: “This is the 5th year of the Tech4Good Awards since we launched them with the AbilityNet in 2011.”

BT Ingenious Award

“We would like to encourage entries in all categories - and particularly to the BT Ingenious Award. This was launched last year to find new and innovative ideas that use the power of communications to transform the lives of people who need it most.”

She adds: “It’s always inspiring to see the commitment, innovation and ingenuity shown by the people who enter the awards - and it’s fantastic to shine a light on their incredible achievements.”

Entry is open until 8 May. It’s free - and open to any UK-based business, charity, individual or public body. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in July, to be hosted by Mariella Frostrup.

There are seven categories – including IT Volunteer of the Year; Young People’s Award; and BT Ingenious Award.

Smart diagnosis

Last year’s winners included Peek, who won the Digital Health Award for their smartphone app that helps diagnose cataracts in developing countries.

SpecialEffect won the Accessibility Award for their work helping disabled people play computer games, while BuffaloGrid won the BT Ingenious Award for an innovative solar-powered phone charger to be used in remote communities in Africa.

Whether you are a charity, fundraiser or donor, if you know an individual or organisation who should enter the Tech4Good Awards 2015 then why not get them to find out more?

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