One week left to enter the Tech4Good awards

There is just one week left to submit your project to AbilityNet’s Tech4Good awards – the UK’s foremost awards for recognising inclusive tech innovations.

Chloe Green | 3rd May 19
A photo taken from the judging day for the Tech4Good Awards 2018, taken at the BT Tower

There is just one week left to submit your entries into 2019’s AbilityNet Tech4Good awards.

The Tech4Good Awards, now in their ninth year, are organised by accessible tech organisation AbilityNet and BT and look to recognise the organisations and individuals who create and use technology to improve the lives of others.

The awards are free to enter, and this year’s nine categories include those for young pioneers, an ageing society, inclusive design, and diversity.

Past winners include the world’s smallest farming robot, a device that saves water and a robot that goes to school for children with disabilities or long-term health conditions. Last year we sat down with previous winners Sky Badger.

“We are so enjoying receiving the entries for this year’s awards,” said Mark Walker, Head of Marketing and Communications at AbilityNet. “There is such depth and breadth to the ideas, talents and skills that go into making this technology, and the awards are the perfect way to celebrate them.”

“For example, last year’s Connected Society Award was won by Small Robot Company who are on a mission to radically transform how we farm. An excellent example of seeing a problem and harnessing technology to create a win-win solution for all.”

“We’re looking forward to discovering the new ideas and recognising those in the country who have been working hard this year to create technological solutions to the challenges that many face.”

Entries are judged by an expert panel of judges who have worked across the technology, digital and charity sectors and have the job of narrowing down 250+ entries to just 36 finalists. Winners will be announced at an award ceremony on 17 July at BT Centre.

Any business, charity, individual or public body in the UK is eligible, and submit their entry by 6pm on 10 May via the Tech4Good Awards website.