The Impact Awards celebrate digital innovations that improve people’s lives and the world around us. They are open to any individual, business, government or non-profit using digital products or services for positive social impact or environmental benefit.

About the awards

The Digital Leaders Impact Awards celebrates digital technology innovations that improve people’s lives and the world around us.

Every year, we open nominations up to any person, business, government or non-profit creating or delivering digital products or services for positive social impact.

The 2024 Impact Awards nominations and entries are open until the 26th of January 2024 and, following judging, the Awards will be held in March 2024.

A different and growing event

Now in their 8th year, the Impact Awards are not your usual black-tie-and-dinner event.

Last year, the The Impact Conference & Awards were held at Media City in Greater Manchester. The event combined super engaging onstage content from leaders across the sector and a celebration of our 2023 winners. We celebrated with our winners, finalists, judges and supporters to show our appreciation for the incredible work they carried out in the last year.

In 2024, the awards ceremony will once again be a celebration of all things tech-for-good watch this space.

The judging process

Our panel of judges will shortlist the entries to 36 finalists in 12 categories.

There will then be a second round of judging to decide on a single winner in each category.

With the announcement of the 36 finalists, we will also open a vote, where our community will select a winner for the coveted Peoples’ Choice Award.

Winners and alumni

Notable Impact Awards winners to date include Babylon Health, Signly, Beam, what3words, TechUpWomen, Euan’s Guide, Winnow, 360 Giving, YOTI and Bethnal Green Ventures.

Over the last six years we have given out a total of 91 awards. We have a finalists alumni of over 258 extraordinary organisations.

Themes and Categories

The Awards are categorised under three themes: Environmental Impact Awards, Social Impact Awards and Governance Impact Awards. Under each of these themes are four categories.

Environmental Impact Awards:

Data Initiative, Sustainable Impact, Tech for the Planet, Circular Economy

Social Impact Awards:

Digital Poverty, Healthtech, Education Tech, Social Transformation

Governance Impact Awards:

ESG Initiative, Diversity of thought in Leadership, Resilient Innovation, Future of Work