2015 Tech4Good awards winners announced
15 July 2015
The winners of the Tech4Good Awards, the annual showcase for the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place have been announced.
This is the fifth year of the Awards, which are organised by national charity AbilityNet and supported by BT.
Technology reporter and author Kate Russell who hosted the awards ceremony said:
"Over the past couple of years I’ve noticed that more and more frequently the events I’m asked to speak at are not typically what you would call ‘technology’ events. Digital is now such a pervasive part of our lives it really transcends all sectors.
"This year’s winners of the Tech4Good Awards are very reflective of that trend. They are about inclusion, openness, opportunity and access. It’s a thrilling time to be part of the ‘tech scene’ (for want of a better way to describe it!) and I’m excited to see what comes of the brilliant work our winners will be doing over the months and years ahead."
The award category winners include:
BT Ingenious Award winners - what3words:
what3words is a universal addressing system based on a 3mx3m global grid. Each of the 57 trillion 3mx3m squares in the world has been pre-allocated a fixed & unique 3 word address. Much of the world did not have an identifiable address before what3words.
Accessibility Award winners - Open Bionics:
Open Bionics offer 3D printed bionic hands. Each bionic hand is created in just five days, using 3D scanning, modelling and printing, for £1,000, helping hand amputees back to work, giving them greater independence and freedom.
Young People Award winners - I’m Okay:
I’m Okay is an app that has been created by girls from Stratford Girls’ Grammar School to provide support and information for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer young people.