The eleventh Tech4Good Awards are approaching and the finalists have been announced
The Tech4Good Awards were created by AbilityNet with help from businesses, charities, and sponsors to champion companies using digital technology to empower people. The awards have been running for eleven years, highlighting the important work that many organisations have been doing with tech.
And the awards are more important than ever. Digital has been a lifeline in the past year, as many organisations have been adopting new tech, adapting old tech, and generally turning to virtual solutions. The pandemic has profoundly emphasised our reliance on digital, especially for companies and non-profits who have been providing a supportive service to their communities.
As Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet and Chair of the Awards Judging Panel, said: “If there’s anything that the last year has taught us, it is that technology is a powerful tool that keeps everyone connected and supports those in need.”
The Tech4Good Awards aim to praise hard work and celebrate the pioneers who are making the most of digital and technology. There are 29 judges – including Charity Digital’s very own CEO, Jonathan Chevallier – who had the unenviable task of whittling down entries from around the world.
The finalists have been selected across ten categories. They include some brilliant businesses, charities, and young people who are tackling some of the biggest issues of our time, such as social isolation caused by the pandemic, research into rare diseases, diversity in the tech industry, and improving health services for people in remote communities.
The ten categories are as follows:
You can see all the finalists on the Tech4Good page.
Mark Walker, Head of Marketing & Communications at AbilityNet, said: “We’ve had an overwhelming response to this year’s Tech4Good Awards, and a higher standard than ever before.
“It’s clear that more and more people are looking how tech can help address the biggest problems we face, and we are proud to be celebrating their work and giving them the support they need to make an even bigger impact.”
The winners will be announced during an all-new online Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 14 July 2021. Charity Digital extends the warmest of congratulations to all finalists.