DigitalAgenda Impact Awards

Sponsored by Nominet Trust, in association with Berenberg

The DigitalAgenda Impact Awards celebrate digital innovations that improve people’s lives and the world around us. They are open to any business, government or non-profit using digital products or services for positive social or environmental benefit. The 2018 awards ceremony took place on Wednesday March 7 at east London’s Oval Space. Check out the winners and finalists below.

Nominet Trust Berenberg banner

People theme

Education

Technologies that are transforming both teaching and learning, in schools, universities or online.

Sponsored by

barclays

Winner

Digital Theatre+

 

Finalists: Learn My WayYou Teach Me

Employment & skills

Changing ways into work, and work itself, and initiatives increasing skills and access to talent.

Sponsored by

BCS_BW logo

Winner

Koru Kids

 

Finalists: Code Your FutureWhite Hat

Health

Technology that enhances healthcare knowledge and treatment, as well as helping people to lead healthier lives.

Sponsored by

Reason Digital logo

Winner

SH:24

 

Finalists: Good GymIn Your Pocket

Sharing and communities

Helping people share resources, or where collaboration enables greater community participation.

Sponsored by

sharemrkttpws300

Winner

Olio

 

Finalists: Age UK Call In TimeTalklife

Places theme

Cities

Digital initiatives enhancing urban places and spaces, making them better for life, work and play.

Sponsored by

Here East logo

Winner

Go Jauntly

 

Finalists: The Future Fox StreetbuilderTrik

Climate

Tech innovation that helps manage and understand environmental change, to create sustainable places.

Sponsored by

planet-mark-logo

Winner

Switchee

 

Finalists: Green LabVoyage Control

Smart

Technologies that make urban and rural living easier, offering greater mobility and enabling people to connect more easily.

Winner

Alcove

 

Finalists: Little RiotSteamaCo

Sustainable living

Technologies that enable individuals to live more sustainably, by providing higher-quality, healthier food or reducing waste.

Sponsored by

Gone for Good logo

Business theme

Business transformation

Projects that help business, government and non-profits to become more effective and happier, healthier places to work.

Sponsored by

opencast software

Winner

Citizens Advice

 

Finalists: ApoliticalUnmind

Financial inclusion

Technologies that make it easier for people to save and spend, and that enhance access to and the quality of financial services.

Sponsored by

Impact

Winner

LOQBOX

 

Finalists: AID:TechSalary Finance

Investment

The best in impact funding of all kinds, across all platforms.

Sponsored by

clearly so

Social transformation

Outward-facing initiatives making a positive impact on the wider world.

Sponsored by

USAi300

Winner

what3words

 

Finalists: Federation/Co-op DigitalYoti

Impact Awards 2018 – special awards

Individual impact award winner: Tom Steinberg
People’s choice award winner: TalkLife

2018 Judges

Our jury of 12 brings exceptional and extensive experience across startups, investment, charities, policy and impact technology. They choose the final winners of the Impact Awards.

Mike Bracken

Mike Bracken
Partner, Public Digital

Richard Brass

Richard Brass
Head of wealth and asset management UK, Berenberg

Justin Cooke

Justin Cooke
Vice-chair, Unicef UK

Gi Fernando

Gi Fernando
Founder, Freeformers

Priya Guha

Priya Guha
Ecosystem general manager, RocketSpace

Vicki Hearn

Vicki Hearn
Director, Nominet Trust

Christian Hernandez

Christian Hernandez
Managing partner, White Star Capital

Matt Isaacs

Matt Isaacs
Founding partner and chairman, Essence

Eve Joseph

Eve Joseph
Responsibility manager, Microsoft UK

Moira Sinclair PHF

Moira Sinclair
Chief executive, Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Pete Trainor

Pete Trainor
Co-founder, US Ai

Jess Tyrrell

Jess Tyrrell
Client partner, ustwo

Judging committee

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.

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.

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