Verge Loves: Tech4Good awards 2018 launch with BT

Verge was delighted to attend and speak at the launch of AbilityNet’s Tech4Good Awards 2018, hosted at the BT Tower. The awards shine a light on those who have inspired and used digital technology to improve the lives of others, whilst celebrating 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 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.

Amazing 11 year old coding entrepreneur- Femi. Check out his website

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.

Verge’s COO Eva Dixon spoke about how Technology can be used for good and the changes needed in the education system to order to promote social awareness and cultural change.

Verge are also delighted to be apart of the judging panel for the awards.

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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