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 13 winners, picked from more than 200 entries across three overarching themes – people, places and business – include literacy support software helping over 3.5m children overcome everyday reading and writing challenges in classrooms worldwide, a network connecting businesses to ensure no edible food goes to waste and a new platform harnessing blockchain technology to ensure aid reaches its desired destination.
Here is our winning mention:
AID:Tech harnesses blockchain technology to ensure that every donated resource – financial, medical supplies, food or blankets – is traceable at the point of use, ensuring that the right people receive the right help at the right time.
DigitalAgenda director and editor Julian Blake, who has led the creation of the Impact Awards, said: “The Impact Awards highlight the extraordinary potential for technology to be a positive force and celebrate technology that is being used for impact, not just for profit.”
“Technology isn’t seen by everyone as a force for good. There’s actually a tense relationship between the public and technology, with understandable fears about its effect on fundamentals like privacy, work and even happiness. But digital offers to answer some of the big challenges we face. Digital has the potential to deliver positive change fast, and at scale. It is changing the way children learn. It is making people healthier. It is improving public services. It helps us respond to people movements and floods. And it helps us understand global trends.
Here is a link to the list of the 13 winners at the Imact Awards: http://www.digital-agenda.co.uk/features/impact-award-winners-announced/