Technologies that are transforming both teaching and learning, in schools, universities or online.
Employment & skills
Technology that is changing ways into work, and work itself, as well as initiatives that increase people’s skills and access to talent.
Technology that enhances healthcare knowledge and treatment, as well as people’s abilities to lead healthier and happier lives.
Sharing and communities
Digital initiatives that help people to share resources more effectively, or where collaboration enables greater community participation and an increased sense of shared purpose.
Digital initiatives that enhance places and spaces, making them better places to live, work and play.
Technologies that help organisations to manage and understand environmental change, helping them to create places that are more sustainable.
Technologies that enable individuals to live more sustainably, by providing higher-quality, healthier food or reducing waste.
Products and services using smart technologies, including around travel, to make urban and rural living easier, offering greater mobility and enabling people to connect more easily.
Products and projects that help business, government and non-profits to become more effective and happier, healthier places to work.
Technologies that make it easier for people to save and spend, and that enhance access to and the quality of financial services.
The best in impact funding provided by investors and backers of all kinds, across all platforms and funding routes.
Social and economic transformation
Outward-facing initiatives from business, government and non-profits that look to make a positive impact on the wider world.
Our jury of 12 brings exceptional and extensive experience across startups, investment, charities, policy and impact technology. They will work with our judging committee to choose the winners of the 2018 Impact Awards.
Our founding judging committee is responsible for vetting our awards entries and for selecting our finalists in each category, using our criteria of: idea, product/service, team, scalability and impact.
Julian Blake – Director, DigitalAgenda (chair of judging committee)
Simon Davey – Consultant, Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness
Ellie Hale – Communities lead, CAST
Andrew Huddart – Senior partnerships manager, UCL
Katz Kiely – Founder, Kiely & Co
Mike Mompi – Impact investment director, ClearlySo
Kate Sandle – Community manager, B Lab UK
Jessica Stacey – Partner, Bethnal Green Ventures.
Join us at the 2018 Impact Awards
Come along to London’s Oval Space on Wednesday March 7, 2018 for our afternoon awards event (3-7pm) and after party (7:30-10pm). You’ll join senior-level entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, academics and many others with an interest in changing the world for the better through technology.
You can expect a brilliant set of speakers and innovators on stage on the day. All food and drink is included.
- Individual combined ticket (awards ceremony and evening reception): £49
- Network member ticket (ceremony and reception): £39.20
- Awards supporter option (six ceremony/reception tickets, branding/logo plus 1-year Network membership discount): £349
- DigitalAgenda Network members awards supporter option (six ceremony/reception tickets, branding/logo): £300.
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. Read more about the 2017 awards and check out what was a wonderful evening, in pictures.