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Tech4Good Award winners announced

The winners of the Tech4Good Awards, the annual awards recognising the use of digital technology for common good, have been announced at a ceremony at the BT Centre.

The awards are now into their fifth year and organised by AbilityNet and supported by BT. The ceremony was hosted by technology reporter and author Kate Russell.

She said on the night: “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’ and I’m excited to see what comes of the brilliant work our winners will be doing over the months and years ahead.”

Open Bionics claimed both the Winner of Winners Award, which was chosen by the guests on the night, and Accessibility Award for its quick design and 3D printing of bionic hands for £1,000.

Whilst the Raspberry Pi was recognised as the judges’ favourite and collected the Judges’ Award.

In addition, over 14,000 members of the public took part in the voting process online through Twitter.

The full list of the 2015 Tech4Good awards category winners can be found here.

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