Inspiring Tech4Good Awards winners celebrated
The winners of the 8th Tech4Good Awards have been announced, celebrating powerful examples of technology designed to make the world a better place.
The winners of the 2018 Tech4Good awards were announced yesterday at an awards ceremony at BT Centre, London.
Run by tech accessibility charity AbilityNet and BT, the 8th annual awards celebrate the best in innovative digital solutions for social issues.
At the event yesterday, organisations and individuals who use digital to make the world a better place were recognised for their achievements and shared their inspiring stories to a crowd of over 200. The winners were:
AbilityNet Accessibility Award: Be My Eyes
BT Connected Society Award: Small Robot Company
BT Young Pioneer Award: Water Watcher
Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Award: Unlocking Talent Through Technology
Community Impact Award: Mind of My Own
Digital Health Award: TapSOS
Digital Skills Award: Generation Code
Tech Volunteer of the Year Award: Anna Holland Smith
An additional award, the Tech4Good People’s Award, was handed to WaytoB, who was chosen by the general public via Twitter.
Each year there is also a Special Award handed to someone in the public eye who captures the spirit of tech for good, with previous winners inclding Professor Stephen Hawking and Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia. This year, the award recognised social media phenomenon Lewis Hine, who founded the charity Friend Finder Official as a 14 year old to help chronically ill children through the UK form friendships.
Accessibility Award winner Be My Eyes was also voted picked for the Winner of Winners Award: an informal award which attendees voted for on the day using glowsticks.
Tech4Good Awards organiser, AbilityNet’s Head of Marketing and Communications, Mark Walker said: “The Tech4Good Awards celebrate the winners’ success and share their stories to inspire others, whilst recognising all entrants’ hard work and creativity. Each winner has truly used their passion for digital technology to change the lives of other people. We now look forward to seeing how our winners and the other entrants progress in future as they go on to shape the world and help others using digital technology.”
For more information about the Awards and this year’s winners, visit the Tech4Good website.