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Tech4Good Awards 2018 officially open for nominations

Press release   •   Mar 05, 2018 13:26 GMT

AbilityNet’s Tech4Good Awards 2018, supported by BT, are now open to award those who have inspired and used digital technology to improve the lives of others.

The Awards, which were launched today at the BT Tower, celebrate the companies, charities and individuals that use the empowering influence of digital technology – whether it’s at home, at work, in education – to benefit the community.

BT and AbilityNet use the awards to identify and nurture ideas and individuals. The launch included past winners of the BT awards, who thanks in part to their involvement in the Tech4Good awards, have gone on to become some of the UK’s brightest tech-talent.

The awards include BT Connected Society Award and the BT Young Pioneer Award for those aged under 18. BT will be providing prizes for the winners including mentoring support for the winners of the BT Connected Society Award.

The winners of last year’s BT Young Pioneer award were two 15 year old inventors, Kiera McKillop and Sinead McKeown, from St Killian’s College in Northern Ireland, who invented Dyslexic Aid, a multi-sensory learning technology for children with all forms of dyslexia.

Skybadger, last year’s winner of the BT Connected Society award, is a charity that connects disabled children with each other and local support and has helped over one million children and their families.

BT has supported the Tech4Good Awards since its conception in 2011.

Liz Williams, Director of Tech Literacy and Education at BT, said: “At BT, we are committed to building a culture of tech literacy, starting with the next generation. We are proud to be a founding supporter of the Tech4Good Awards, and celebrate young people who have used tech to solve community issues.”

For further information on how to enter the awards, please visit:


Notes to Editors

  • The BT Connected Society Award aims to uncover new and innovative tech products or services that can help transform people’s lives. It is open to any individual, business, charity, social enterprise or other public body with a base in the UK. Winners will receive mentoring support with the BT Innovation Team, helping them to take their tech a new level, and open-up new opportunities for them.
  • The BT Young PioneerAward is open to any individual or groups of up to five people under the age of 18 across the UK. Entries to this award should demonstrate inspiring examples of how young people are using technology to tackle a problem they care about.
  • The awards are open to entries until 8 May 2018.

UK Tech4Good Awards 2018:

Accessibility Award

BT Connected Society Award

BT Young Pioneer Award

Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Award

Community Impact Award

Digital Health Award

Digital Skills Award

Tech Volunteer for the Year

Tech4Good Special Award

Tech4Good People’s Award

Tech4Good Winner of Winners Award

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