Awards show strength of UK-wide tech for good

Written by Lucy Wakeford, Communications Coordinator, DigitalAgenda

More than half of the finalists of this year’s DigitalAgenda Impact Awards are from outside of London, demonstrating the strength of tech for good across the country.

Nineteen of the thirty-six finalists are from diverse regions of the UK, including Sheffield, Belfast, Leeds, Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Salford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Norwich and Birmingham.

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Scottish finalists include Edinburgh-based data analytics business Topolytics, which uses environmental data to map the fate of industrial and commercial waste. From Glasgow, the inspiring ‘Champions Cinema’, is designed to showcase video stories of people that have overcome adversity to support online visitors at their times of need.

Northern Irish waytoB provides assistive technology to local authorities in the UK to support them in training young adults with special educational needs to travel independently. Also based in Belfast, Health category finalists Neurovalens creates non-invasive neurostimulation products to help improve the lives of those who suffer from neurological issues.

Neighbourly is based in Bristol, and is an all-in-one giving platform which has enabled Aldi to launch a food surplus redistribution programme to support their aim of halving operational food waste by 2030. 

Welsh tech for good is also well represented, with Cardiff’s Simply Do Ideas pioneering social innovation project a finalist in the sharing economy category.

With only ten days to go until the ‘People’s Choice vote’ closes, make sure you support finalists in your region by voting for them in this coveted award. 

The winners of this year’s Impact Awards will be revealed at a ceremony on the 5th of March, at East London’s iconic Oval Space. We would love for you to join us there. 

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