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Winners of Technology4Good Awards 2013

23/08/2013
Posted by
vhernandez
13:00

The winners of this year’s Technology4Good Awards were announced by broadcaster Mariella Frostrup at a glittering Awards Ceremony hosted by BT on 4 July. Winners included Barclays Bank for installing accessible ATMs, Code Club for teaching primary school children the forgotten art of computer programming and The Big Give, a website that helped charities raise over £10m last Christmas. This year's Ceremony also included a Special Award for Dame Stephanie Shirley who shared her amazing life story as an IT pioneer and one of the UK's most generous philanthropists.

The Technology4Good Awards are organised by Abilitynet and BT and supported by a host of business and not for profit partners. This year's winners are:

Barclays Bank
Accessibility Award 2013 sponsored by AbilityNet and BATA
Barclays has installed over 3,500 accessible ATMs and introduced Hi Vis Debit Cards

Cosmic
BT Get IT Together Award 2013 sponsored by BT
Tackling digital exclusion by working with communities, individuals and businesses in South West England for over 20 years

Self Help Services
Community Impact Award 2013 sponsored by Camelot and UK online centres
Self-help group in Manchester using innovative IT solutions to help people with mental health issues

The Big Give
Digital Giving Award 2013 sponsored by NFP Tweetup
Not-for-profit platform for charities to fundraise online in innovative ways and helps donors to give intelligently

Code Club
Digital Skills Award 2013 sponsored by Barclaycard
After-school clubs for 9-11 years with volunteers teaching kids the forgotten art of computer programming

The Prospects Trust at Snakehall Farm
Grow Your Charity Online Award 2013 sponsored by Media Trust and Microsoft
A social enterprise farm that has used Facebook to reach new people and raise funds

David Bennoson
IT Volunteer of the Year Award 2013 sponsored by IT4Communities and Microlink
Has been a tech volunteer at RNIB for over 40 years

Norman Hunter
Local Digital Champions Awards 2013 sponsored by Go ON UK
An inspirational tutor helping people from disadvantaged parts of Merseyside get online for the first time

My Home Helper
T4G People’s Award 2013 sponsored by Brandwatch
An information system to help dementia sufferers stay healthy and keep in touch with family and friends

Insight/Mexborough School
T4G Youth Award 2013 sponsored by BT, Amey, Fujitsu and Installation Technology
The team is creating an app to help visually impaired people navigate using their smartphone

Quoted source: http://www.abilitynet.org.uk

 
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Mobile for Good Europe Awards: 200.000€ prize fund

19/07/2013
Posted by
EstibalizOchoaFVE
13:21

With four categories available to enter, developers, researchers, social entrepreneurs and other professionals can compete for a share of a 200,000 Euro prize fund. Winners of the awards are selected following the evaluation of a professional jury across two rounds.

The Vodafone Foundation Mobile for Good Europe Awards are composed by four categories of: Health, Education, Accessibility and Public Services.   We’re looking for prototype apps in the areas of health, education & accessibility to help provide effective and efficient benefit to target users. The investment from the Vodafone Foundation will be dedicated to the further development of these apps in bringing them to market. Within the final category of mobilising public services, we will be looking for thought leadership papers exploring mobilising government services in the developed context.   More info: http://www.mobileforgoodeuropeawards.com/
 
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Interesting for developers: Vodafone Innovation Awards 2013!

15/04/2013
Posted by
EstibalizOchoaFVE
10:26
The objective of the awards, presented by the Fundación Vodafone España (Vodafone Spain Foundation), is to support the development of innovative products and services supported by technological telecommunications which promise a wide impact in the information society for their interest, novelty and accessibility for all people. Vodafone Spain Foundation will award three prizes, under the heading of "Project Innovation Award in the field of Research and Development of Telecommunications", of 20,000€ each one. The three prizes awarded by Vodafone Spain Foundation respond to the following three categories: 1. Award to "Mobile for Good Application" development. This category will award a new application for smartphones that contributes to improving the quality of life, personal autonomy and the promotion of active aging and intergenerational solidarity. Applications submitted must have already reached the beta phase. 2. Award to "ICT Mobile for Good Solution" project. The projects submitted under this category must have completed its definition phase and be ready to begin its implementation phase. 3. Award to "Social ICT Entrepreneur ". To participate in this category, entrepreneur must be previously enrolled in Vodafone Spain programme "I undertake with Vodafone", to be applicable to their particular conditions. (www.emprendoconvodafone.com).  
 
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