Winners 2019

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DigitalAgenda is pleased to announce the winners for 2019’s Impact Awards – our third annual celebration of the very best of UK tech for good.

People’s choice award


Sharing economy platform connecting over a million dog owners and dog lovers, ensuring regular exercise, reduced pressure on owners and social fulfilment for everyone involved.


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People theme

Diversity Winner

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The disabled access review website

Created by and for disabled people looking for great places to visit, this charity’s access review website is used by thousands around the UK and beyond.




Education Winner

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AV1 telepresence avatar

No Isolation’s telepresence robot is designed to be the eyes, ears and voice in the classroom on days when those with long-term illnesses can’t be there in person.




Employment & Skills Winner

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Founders4Schools app, digitally enabled to scale, enabling 16-24-year-olds to find, shortlist and apply to companies offering placements locally.



Health Winner

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NHS 111 Online

NHS Digital and NHS England’s 111 Online helps people get the right medical care by answering simple questions on their smartphones to find out what to do next.



Society theme

Connected Cities Winner

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Unboxed worked with to create an on-street electric vehicle charging solution using existing residential lampposts, backed by a software platform for managing charging and payments by smartphone.



Safety Winner

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Be Strong Online Ambassadors

Diana Awards peer-led education programme helping young people develop digital resilience to protect themselves from harmful online content.



Social Transformation Winner

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The Divorce Project

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service-transformed national online service for people wishing to apply to legally end their marriage or civil partnership and resolve financial issues.



Sustainable Living Winner

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Digital tools providing data to drive improvements in kitchen production processes, to help cut food waste in half, saving money and reducing environmental footprint.



Business theme

Business Transformation Winner

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Supporting organisations to publish their grants data openly to help people understand and use data to support decision-making and learning in charitable giving.



Financial Inclusion Winner

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Making people’s lives better by helping them improve their finances, SalaryFinance’s socially responsible employee benefit helps people manage debt, start saving and build financial capability.



Investment Winner

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Helping ordinary people invest over £80m in ethical projects and businesses like renewable energy and affordable housing and earn a decent return on their money.



Sharing Economy Winner


Social enterprise matching drivers with spare seats with those needing a lift, the UK’s biggest car-sharing community channels profits from clients to enable a free, public service to 600,000.



Special awards

Individual impact

Outstanding contribution to technology for good, chosen by our grand jury.

Annika Small OBE

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2018 Highlights


Impact Awards 2018

The 2018 Impact Awards ceremony took place on 7 March at east London’s Oval Space. The winners and finalists are listed below. Over two years we have given out no less than 26 awards. We now have an awards alumni of 72 tech-for-good organisations.


It’s a great initiative and I really enjoyed the diversity and quality of the people brought together at the event”

Jessica Stacey, Bethnal Green Ventures


People Theme


Employment & skills

Sharing & communities


Places theme




Sustainable living

Business theme

Business transformation

Financial inclusion


Social transformation

Special award winners

People’s choice


Individual impact

Tom Steinberg, MySociety


Impact Awards – news highlights


Impact Awards 2018 winners unveiled

Posted March 7 2018 The winners of the 2018 DigitalAgenda Impact Awards – celebrating tech-for-good innovations that improve people’s lives and the world around us – have been announced. Julian Blake reports.

The awards, in their second year, are open to any business, government or non-profit using digital products or services for positive social or environmental benefit.

250+ enter Impact Awards

Posted December 20 2017 The 2018 Impact Awards closed for entries this week – and we’ve been super-impressed by the quantity and quality coming through. Numbers have now topped 250 – leaving our judges with their work cut out ahead of the awards event on March 7. That is shaping up to be a super afternoon and evening – with tickets now on sale. Julian Blake reports.

DigitalAgenda’s 2018 Impact Awards closed for entries this week – and we’re delighted by both the quantity and quality of the entries that have come through.

We now have over 250 entries across our 12 awards categories – that’s 25% up on 2017’s inaugural year. The quality of entries is also extremely high, with a breathtaking range of innovations on show.

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Awards jury adds 12 more wise minds

Posted November 1 2017 The 2018 Impact Awards – live for entries until December 18 – are being judged by some of the wisest and brightest brains working in UK technology today. This year we’ve beefed up the judging process to add an extra layer of industry expertise, bringing the likes of Microsoft, Unicef UK, RocketSpace and White Star Capital to the table.

Highlights from the 2018 awards ceremony


2017 Highlights


2017 Impact Awards

2017 was the inaugural year for the Impact Awards. Our winners in each category were unveiled at a ceremony at London’s Barbican Centre, which also featured fantastic guest speakers including Eden Project founder Tim Smit and the team from BBC Big Life Fix.

“Great pace, interesting speakers and inspiring ideas and people”

David Janner-Klausner, Commonplace


People theme

Education: Texthelp

Employment & skills: Founders4Schools

Health: Babylon

Money: Squirrel

Business theme

Business transformation: Saberr

Investment: ClearlySo ATLAS

Sharing & partnership: Neighbourly

Social and economic transformation: AID:Tech

Places theme

Cities: Pavegen

Climate: Bulb

Food: FoodCloud

Smart: Wayfindr


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