The 2020 AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards highlight those working hard to make the world a better place through digital
After a hard couple of months, it’s time for some good news!
The Tech4Good Awards - an annual showcase for the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place - have released their list of finalists.
The tenth instalment of these awards is more important than ever, as charities use digital to show great positivity and resilience in the face of COVID-19.
The Awards are sponsored by BT and other partners including Google, Lenovo and Microsoft.
The Tech4Good Awards comprise nine categories, with finalists from a broad mix of sectors and industries. Some of the entries have also demonstrated the innovative way technology has been used to overcome social problems during the COVID 19 pandemic.
“With the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and everyone having to do things differently, we’re learning to adapt how we work, learn and speak to each other virtually. More than ever before, technology is at the forefront of everyone’s minds.
The breadth and range of innovative projects from year’s finalists shows us that technology is the key ingredient in helping the world to communicate, work together and overcome the challenges we are now facing.”
- Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet and Chair of the Awards Judging Panel
The 2020 finalists are:
“Our tenth year has seen more entries than ever, with hundreds of amazing examples of how tech can help to make the world a better place.
The judges had the extremely tough job of selecting the shortlists, picking out the finalists who they think could be this year’s winners.
It’s difficult to describe how difficult this is - so many amazing entries were pipped at the post - so huge congratulations to everyone who made it!”
- Mark Walker, Head of Marketing & Communications, AbilityNet
The winners will be announced during an all-new online Awards Ceremony on Thursday 24 September.
The full list of sponsors and supporting partners in 2020 includes:
AbilityNet, Arts Council England, BT, Charity Digital, Comic Relief, Do IT, Good Things Foundation, Google, iDiversity Consulting, Information Technologists’ Company, Lenovo, Microsoft and Recite Me
More details about the awards and past winners can be found here