Impact Awards 2017 – news highlights


Impact Award winners announced

Posted March 2 2017 The 13 winners of the first-ever DigitalAgenda Impact Awards, sponsored by Nominet Trust, have been announced. The awards – unveiled at a packed ceremony at London’s Barbican Centre – celebrate digital innovations making a positive impact on the way the UK lives, learns and does business.

Be transparent, says Bracken

Posted March 7 2017 Tech businesses and the UK government alike must be more open on data if they are to be trusted and fit for purpose, Co-operative digital chief Mike Bracken said last week, as he explained his organisation’s commitment to ‘radical transparency’ and digital change. Julian Blake reports.



For-good founders open to big tech support

Posted March 6 2017 Two fast-rising UK tech-for-good ventures – Open Bionics and GiveVision – took to the stage in London last week to explain their technology and their plans for growth. The growth of each has been aided by funding from Nominet Trust. Julian Blake reports.

Tech-for-good startups should not rule out support from big tech businesses if it helps get their products into the hands of more of the people who need them, the founders of two growing health tech startups said last week.

Smit: amazing time to be alive

Posted March 8 2017 In an inspirational talk on a truly inspirational afternoon at last week’s Impact Awards, Sir Tim Smit, the co-founder of the Eden Project, took the audience on an anecdotal journey that covered a violin-player’s synesthesia, dinosaur turds and the awe and fascination of holding a meteorite older than planet earth itself.


Interviews from the 2017 awards ceremony

ClearlySo ATLAS and the impact effect

Squirrel’s money impact mission

Babylon’s accessible health mission

Coutu leads founder impact quest

Neighbourly’s community purpose

Wayfindr’s vision for 285m sight impaired

Black fights good tech fight

Texthelp spells edtech success