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AID:Tech is a United Nations Global Compact Signatory

We are proud to announce that we are now active participants in the UN Global Compact network.  We stand committed to making the Global Compact and its principles part of our strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of AID:Tech. We also will engage in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals…

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FastCompany.com – How Blockchains Could Revolutionize International Aid

We are delighted to share our AID:Tech feature on FastCompany.com – How Blockchains Could Revolutionize International Aid. Have a look here to read the article. https://www.fastcompany.com/40423714/how-blockchains-could-revolutionize-international-aid AID:Tech brings social and financial inclusion to the world’s underserved population through Digital Identity powered by the Blockchain. Blockchain gives humanitarian organisations the ability to sidestep…

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United Nations ID2020 Summit with AID:Tech’s Joseph Thompson

ID2020 SUMMIT AT THE U.N. Most of us reading this article can verify our identity easily through government issued passports, driver licenses and ID cards, or provide proof of their skills, educational diplomas and verify their home address to show who they are. This is not the case for over…

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AID:Tech wins Silver in The Bank of Ireland Startup 2017 Awards

AID:Tech are delighted to have won a Silver award at The 2017 Bank of Ireland Startup Awards in the Sustainable Startup Category.  AID:Tech was nominated in both the Sustainable Startup Category & Fintech Startup Categories http://startupawards.ie/national-shortlist/. Thank you to all of our fellow nominees and a special thank you to Bank of Ireland for…

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How Digital Identity Can Bring Social and Financial Inclusion

Blockchains give humanitarian organisations the ability to sidestep costly middlemen, to access and verify critical information, and to track the flow of funds and resources from donation through to delivery. It also gives people – beneficiaries and donors alike – the ability to know where their resources are going, and…

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Niall Dennehy takes Digital Agenda’s 10-question Q&A test

Digital Agenda kindly asked Niall our COO to give his insight to a 10 question Q&A series. Have a read here to see his reply. http://www.digital-agenda.co.uk/features/myagenda-niall-dennehy/ We greatly admire Digital Agenda’s dedication to bring change to the world –  from their website we find this explains what they do best: DigitalAgenda…

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AID:Tech featured on Transparency.org.uk

From the post: NEW KID ON THE BLOCKCHAIN. THE DISTRIBUTED LEDGER AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION ‘Aid:Tech have moved beyond the hypothetical to the use case having developed a system to digitally distribute aid to refugees. In 2015 Aid:Tech ran a pilot distributing ten thousand pounds to one hundred refugee…

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The implications of blockchain technology for the humanitarian sector

Initially created as an enabler of digital cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, blockchain technology is starting to make waves in other areas. Majority of the currently functional (as opposed to proof-of-concept) blockchain applications relate to backoffice operations and services. For example, the Nasdaq stock exchange has launched its Linq blockchain ledger…

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SAS feature – Blockchain tech could boost Australian aid

AID:Tech was featured on SAS News website: sbs.com.au. SAS is Australia’s only multicultural & multilingual public broadcaster.  The article discusses how AID:Tech have pioneered the use of blockchain technology to deliver food to Syrian refugees in Lebanon is exploring opportunities to team up with Australia’s foreign aid program. Joseph Thompson,…

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Sky News.com Australia features article on AID:Tech

Our CEO Joseph Thompson was recently on a panel discussion on Development in the Digital Age in Canberra, Australia speaking at the European Union-Australia Leadership Forum workshop on digital technology and development. https://aiiaact.tidyhq.com/public/events/12367-development-in-the-digital-age. SkyNews.com.au featured AID:Tech in their Tech News section of their site and mentions the event. The article goes into…

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SME category shortlist for the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

The shortlist for the 2017 awards have been announced for the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards. AID:Tech are proud of this distinguished nomination in the SME category and look forward to the award results in May. The US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards are a joint initiative of the Royal Irish Academy and…

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AID:Tech wins 2017 DigitalAgenda Impact Award, sponsored by Nominet Trust

AID:Tech is a proud winner at the DigitalAgenda’s Impact Awards (in the Social and Economic Transformation Category) sponsored by Nominet Trust – celebrating technology as a force for good.  This UK based initiative celebrates digital innovations making a positive impact on the way the UK lives, learns and does business. The…

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Digital Agenda – Impact Award winners announced

We are delighted to be amongst the 13 world class winners of the first-ever DigitalAgenda Impact Awards, sponsored by Nominet Trust, have been announced. The awards were held at London’s Barbican Centre to celebrate digital innovations making a positive impact on the way the UK lives, learns and does business. The…

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London Startup AID:Tech announced as semi-finalists for IBM SmartCamp

Congratulations to London companies Flock and AidTech for being announced as semi-finalists in IBM SmartCamp’s global pitch competition. It’s been 8 years since IBM began producing IBM SmartCamp, a global pitch competition providing founders everywhere with coaching, mentorship, connections, and a stage to share their businesses with the world. Every…

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IRISH TECH NEWS FINTECH 20 IRELAND WINNERS ANNOUNCED

AID:Tech are delighted to be amongst the 20 winners of the Irish Tech News Fintech awards held at The Science Gallery in Dublin. We are proud to be amongst the companies that made the Top 20 list for 2016. http://irishtechnews.ie/irish-tech-news-fintech-20-ireland-winners-announced/

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